CryptoWatch: This company has filed for more Bitcoin patents than any other

It’s no surprise that cryptocurrency patents have risen at an extreme rate since the inception of bitcoin in 2008. In fact, the long-term chart of patents looks eerily similar to its price. However, what is surprising is who tops the list.

Bank of America has filed for the most Bitcoin patents

The U.S. banking giant has filed for the most cryptocurrency-related patents according to Bitcoin Patent Report. Bank of America Corp. BAC, -0.75% a name not regularly linked with the digital currency space, has filed for a total of 45 patents since 2008.

More household names within the sector include Coinplug (39), Alibaba (36), IBM (34) and Mastercard (21).

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