Virtual Currency Patents
The Following Virtual Currency Patent was granted in April 2016:
|9,324,062||Isolated payment system|
|9,320,967||Method for implementing a computer game|
|9,319,161||Participating in television programs|
|9,311,670||Game theoretic prioritization system and method|
|9,307,034||Token-activated, federated access to social network information|
Virtual Currency Patent Applications
The following virtual currency patent applications were published in April 2016:
|20160119152||NON-DETERMINISTIC TIME GENERATION AND EVENT-ASSOCIATION SYSTEM|
|20160117888||WAGERING APPARATUS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS|
|20160112200||CRYPTOGRAPHIC HASHING CIRCUITRY HAVING IMPROVED SCHEDULING EFFICIENCY|
|20160110695||ONE-SCAN AND ONE-TOUCH PAYMENT AND BUYING USING HAPTIC CONTROL VIA MESSAGING AND CALLING MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM ON MOBILE AND WEARABLE DEVICE, CURRENCY TOKEN INTERFACE, POINT OF SALE DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENT CARD|
|20160109870||SEQUENTIAL LOGIC CIRCUITRY WITH REDUCED DYNAMIC POWER CONSUMPTION|
Virtual Currency Patents — Definitions
As we use it here, “virtual currencies” include digital currencies, cryptocurrencies and other innovative electronic currencies, such as Bitcoin, Darkcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Mastercoin, Namecoin, NXT, Peercoin, Ripple.
We track patents and patent applications that are substantially related to virtual currencies. Patents and applications that make only a passing reference to a virtual currency are generally not included. Please let us know if we have missed any important patents.
We track patent applications and patents that have been published or granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Although most applications are published, a small percentage (about 7%) are not published for various reasons. Patent applications are generally published 18 months after the first priority date of the application. Published applications have not necessarily been examined and some applications will be abandoned after publication. Once an application is examined and approved and all fees and formalities have been satisfied, the Patent Office grants a patent.
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