2018 is the first year that the application of blockchain technology enters the community and creates the initial formation of industrial ecosystem. Compared with the popularity of the Internet and mobile Internet, the development trend of blockchain technology is more rapid ! Blockchain technology is considered to be one of the key components of the fourth industrial revolution following the steam engine, electrification, and the Internet. With the support of peer-to-peer network design, encryption technology applications, distributed algorithms, and data storage technologies, the future of blockchain technology will be widely applied in all walks of life.
The number of patent applications related to blockchain technology has grown rapidly over the past two years. Among them, the number of applications related to relatively underlying technologies such as access control, public key decryption, block construction, and data processing accounted for about 50%. The other half of the patent applications are mainly related to the application of blockchain technology in various industries, such as identity authentication, drug tagging, food tracking, audit registration, financial institution information coordination, personal credit reporting and tax filing, and some other industrial applications.
The 2018 Global Blockchain Intellectual Property Summit was based on the Global Blockchain Enterprise Patent Rankings released jointly by IPRdaily and Incopat in February 2018, which triggered a heated discussion among the investment community, blockchain field, and the coin circle. At the same time, the value of blockchain patents is also constantly being recognized and exalting. How to use the well strategy layout of blockchain patent to get favorable competition of technology and market is worthy of every enterprise to participate and pay attention.