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Here’s Where Banks Rank on Blockchain Patents

The financial-services industry has a greater share than technology companies

While almost 60 percent of all blockchain-related patents filed in the U.S. belong to blockchain-specific companies, financial services have become more aggressive with a greater share than traditional technology firms. Bank of America Corp. has applied for or received more patents than any other major bank or tech company, according to EnvisionIP. Its study of publicly-issued patents and applications uncovered 43 from the bank, which says it has 48 total.

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