Partner & Managing Director, San Francisco
The frenzy over blockchain has swept the market and popular culture. Most (in)famously, in December 2017 a small iced tea brewer rebranded itself as Long Island Blockchain and saw its NASDAQ-listed stock price surge by 200%, according to CNN Money. Comparisons to the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s quickly followed. But unlike other new technology booms where startups have amassed patents as a way to receive venture capital funding, the wave of blockchain patent filings has not yet arrived. So where are all the blockchain patents? One clue may surface as we approach the first anniversary of the issuance of one of the most hyped blockchain patents.