Virtual Currency Patents
The Following Virtual Currency Patent was granted in May 2016:
|Location-based games and augmented reality systems
|Integrations portal for a peer-to-peer game platform
Virtual Currency Patent Applications
The following virtual currency patent applications were published in May 2016:
|MODULAR DEVICE PAYMENT SYSTEM
|MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CREDIT CARD TYPE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE
|VIRTUAL CURRENCY MANAGEMENT IN A RETAIL ENVIRONMENT
|METHOD FOR CREATING A SECONDARY MARKET FOR NON-PUBLICALLY TRADED PRIVATELY PLACED SECURITIES
|VIRTUAL CURRENCY BANK
|NETWORK SYSTEM, AND SERVER APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR USE IN SAME
|SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING AN ONLINE GAME OF CHANCE
|System and Method for Providing a Secondary Contest Dependent on the Results of a Primary Game
|OFFLINE VIRTUAL CURRENCY TRANSACTION
|SECURELY AND INSTANTLY CONVERTING DIGITAL WALLET VALUE TO PHYSICAL GOLD BULLION
|DIGITAL CURRENCY MINING CIRCUITRY HAVING SHARED PROCESSING LOGIC
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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