Banks, startups and trolls to duke over blockchain?

Reports came out during the holiday season last year of banks quietly stocking up on blockchain patents.  Banks will compete with startups making the same moves.  They will also compete for patents with trolls who suppress innovation. The future of blockchain innovation depends on who exactly holds the keys to blockchain technology. Bloomberg reported that Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Mastercard have all submitted requests for and hold patents for blockchain technologies. The Economist reported that “startups, including Coinbase, Chain and 21 Inc, have been busy, too.” Read more: