Blockchain patent filings indicate that IBM, Walmart and Alibaba are currently the most active in R&D

Blockchain patent filings indicate that IBM, Walmart and Alibaba are currently the most active in R&D – The Block

Patents are a way for companies or individuals to legally protect intellectual property while sharing these ideas with the public. The blockchain space-ideologically rooted in open source-has traditionally been skeptical of companies that patent novel blockchain developments. The vast majority of projects in the ecosystem is developed as open source, which means anyone can review …