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Alibaba and IBM Top the Leader Board for Global Blockchain Patent Rankings

Tech giants Alibaba and IBM top the leader board for global blockchain patent rankings, according to a new report by iPR Daily, a global technology media outlet that specialises in intellectual property (IP) ecosystems. The research, published on Friday by iPR Daily, ranks entities by patents filed.  It stated that it consolidated data as of August 10 from across China, the EU, America, Japan and South Korea, consulting the International Patent System from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The report shows that the Chinese internet giant Alibaba managed to seal the top position with its 90 patent applications focused on blockchain-related…

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Ramping Up, Mastercard Calls For More Blockchain Developers

Mastercard is hiring 175 new technology developers, including blockchain specialists for their R&D ‘Mastercard Lab’ in Ireland. Following a surge of patents relating to blockchain technology, and the launch of ‘Mastercard Blockchain’, a B2B facility to transact on a distributed ledger. This significant move indicates the payment giant’s ambitions to further implement blockchain.

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