Carta Attempts to Protect its New CartaX Platform. Will it be Enough to Make an Impact?

Carta operates the CartaX private securities exchange, which offered its first securities in February 2021, and now we know they didn’t entirely forget about patents for it. In late May 2021, an application was published for eShares (the…

ClearTrace is Bringing Accountability to Energy Usage. Time for a Cap and Trade Exchange Platform?

In early May 2021, Patent Forecast® highlighted a mysterious Canadian company patenting methods to tokenize royalties on mineral and gas rights. Shortly thereafter, an application was published for ClearTrace, disclosing complementary…

Patent Forecast® Investigates: 2218716 Alberta Ltd.

Every so often patents appear in a sector that are easy to miss because they aren’t assigned to a large company or to a start-up that has been receiving much press. These patents are even more often ignored if they are assigned to a…

In Foreign Exchange Markets, 9th Gear gains, CLS stumbles. Why? Patents.

9th Gear Technologies, a Silicon Valley start-up, is dragging foreign exchange markets into the 21st century. The company utilizes a blockchain-based platform to tokenize different world currencies. The tokenized currencies are then able…

In Foreign Exchange Markets, 9th Gear gains, CLS stumbles. Why? Patents.

9th Gear Technologies, a Silicon Valley start-up, is dragging foreign exchange markets into the 21st century. The company utilizes a blockchain-based platform to tokenize different world currencies. The tokenized currencies are then able…

Will You Bet on IBM?

Sports Betting has exploded in popularity as a means of both recreation and putting money in people’s pockets, but what about betting on other types of events? In April 2021, IBM was granted a patent on a blockchain method for facilitating…

iStox Wants to Make Private Equity More Accessible, But Where Are the Patents?

Private Equity has traditionally been the domain of institutional investors and the super rich, but some companies are attempting to shift the paradigm by making it more accessible. One of those companies is iStox, a Singaporean company…

A.N.T./Alibaba are Making Souvenirs into Digital Tokens. Are You Buying It?

Alibaba is looking to fill out white space in the Securities Tokenization Radian® by entering the field of antique tokenization, and may be looking for opportunities for acquisition in the space. What is antique tokenization, you ask? If…

Debt is a Hidden Gem

The Securities Tokenization sector is still a very new industry and technology space. With few patents overall and a great long-term outlook, the sector is filled with opportunity for companies in the industry or new companies looking to…

A Berry Good Idea?

Rentberry Inc. is a rental service platform that was founded in 2015 and is based in San Francisco, CA. They have raised over $8.8 Million to date with their most recent funding round on May 29th, 2020. They have focused on blockchain…

nChain Linking Together Victories

nChain is a young startup that develops and provides blockchain-based solutions for consumer and enterprise use. Founded in 2015 and based in London, UK, they were acquired by High Tech Fund in 2017. nChain has been an active player in the…

Smart Contracts Coming to Employee Stock Options?

Add Session Document Connection Smart contracts and equity tokenization have been the most popular idea so far with tokenization, but company Bloomio is offering a new take on that idea with their most recent patent that outlines utilizing…

Securities Tokenization: Physical Assets

The Energy subcategory of the Physical Assets category in the Securities Tokenization sector is one of the most open subcategories in tokenization, with zero patents being issued to date. It is joined by the Real Estate and Metals…

Historic Moment for Securities Tokenization

INX, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Gibraltar, has participated in the first cryptocurrency offering registered with the SEC. Focused on creating a regulated and certified crypto trading platform, they have raised over $7.5 million in…

Mastercard Beats Visa to First Issued Patent

Mastercard has joined the securities tokenization sector with its first patent issued on September 8th, 2020. Despite being quiet in the space until now, Mastercard is the first to get a patent issued over Visa who has five applications…

Physical Assets Gaining Momentum

The physical assets category of securities tokenization has always been the area with the most whitespace and most area left for development, but recently the area has been gaining momentum both from patent development and product…

SEC Updates Accredited Investor Definition

On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to change the definition of "accredited investor." The amendments expand the list of entities that qualify as accredited investors. Most notably, the net worth…

An Industry Primed For The Taking

Overstock.com subsidiary tZERO has just announced that it will be adding its first 3rd party security token to its tokenized securities trading platform. The token comes from Aspen Digital, Inc. whose ASPEN token represents an ownership…

Breaking Ground: Laying The Foundations In Real Estate Tokenization

There is exciting news in the security tokenization sector. Social Equity, a new company to the sector, has just achieved publication of its patent application for a method and platform to tokenize real estate. This publication comes over…

Chasing a Check With J.P. Morgan Chase

For the brief amount of time it has been around, developing the technology to digitize and tokenize securities has been dominated by startups like Strike Derivatives, Nchain, and Templum. The closest major companies have come to having a…

Tokenizing Real Estate Is Booming, But Nobody Is Patenting?

Real estate security tokens (RESTs) now make up almost half of all active security token markets, and represent 14.5% of these market's total volume. Despite taking up such a notable portion of the securities token sector, companies and…

Snapshot: Securities tokenization gains legitimacy abroad

As an emerging technology, utilizing the blockchain in financial transactions is highly appealing for its promise to more securely record and more confidently verify financial transactions, reducing the overall cost of transacting. That…

Sector Overview: Blockchain has revolutionized the tokenization of securities

The idea of digitizing the trade of securities is nothing new, but facilitating the transition with blockchain technology certainly is. As early as 2004 companies like ITG Software Solutions, which was recently bought by Virtu Financial,…

Tokenized Physical Assets Overview

Tokenization of physical assets has a lot fewer patents in the space than financial assets since the first patents mentioning the idea of tokenization came out. In that timeframe only two (2) patents have been issued for physical assets,…

Paying with Cash, Credit,…or Digital Dollars?

Visa currently has two patents in the Securities Tokenization sector, both related to blockchain and token solutions for digital wallets, payments, and tokenized account information. However, a recent patent application indicates that they…

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