Back to Abaxx: Dipping Its Toes Into NFTs through Operem

Patent Forecast® followers will know that Abaxx has been trying to enter the already crowded patent space of commodities tokenization, but it has more up its sleeve. In August 2021, an application published for Argosoperem LLC for a method…

Abaxx Brings Tokenization to Commodities Markets, But Is It Already There?

Abaxx is a Canadian start-up specializing in reducing risk in commodities trading. According to its social media, its Singapore-based platform is set to launch later in 2021. Abaxx has been open about how its platform is planning on using…

NASDAQ Private Market is Spinning Out, But What Does That Mean For Its IP

NASDAQ Private Market (formerly known as SecondMarket Solutions), a software company focused on providing liquidity for private equity investments, was fully acquired by NASDAQ in 2015. After only fully owning the company for six years,…

Has Templum Given Up on Patents? What Are They Competing For – Last Place?

Patent activity precedes market activity, which also means that a troubled IP portfolio can precede future business woes. Templum appeared to be an early entrant into the alternative investment trading space, with eight applications…

tZERO Secures A “NYCE” Deal

In July of 2021, tZERO announced its partnership with NYCE Group, Inc. (NYCE) to digitize $18 million of equity interest in NYCE. NYCE is a fintech company founded by FC Barcelona soccer player Martin Braithwaite and entrepreneur Philip…

Forge Might Want to Try Forging a Bigger Patent Portfolio (or Buy One)

In early June 2021, Patent Forecast® made note of the first patent application to be published for the CartaX platform. Among companies investing in expanding access to private market investment, it appears that patent protection is…

FanVestor Thinks Fans Are The Future Of Entertainment Investing; Knows It Needs Patents

One of the most remarkable things about blockchain technology is the way in which it enables the democratization of the investment process. NFTs enable people without massive stores of wealth to access a new asset class, while companies…

Global Thermostat And Cleartrace Competing To Tokenize Cap And Trade. Patents Will Decide The Winner.

In late May 2021, Patent Forecast® noted that ClearTrace and the Universal Protocol Alliance were attempting to modernize Cap and Trade markets using tokenization. Now we know that they aren’t the only ones. In early June 2021, a patent…

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…

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