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Can you patent blockchain?

Bitcoin is through the roof, and cryptocurrency technologies are drawing significant investment. Yet, regardless of whether bitcoin is a bubble, the long-term story remains that blockchain is slated to be the next potential big disruptive technology. Like any disruptive technology, those thinking ahead, including startups and established institutions, know that acquiring a portfolio of patents on blockchain features or uses could pay enormous dividends years from now. But the Supreme Court’s harrowing precedent in 2014, Alice v. CLS Bank, which has already doomed so many software patents, may create a formidable obstacle to acquiring blockchain patents.

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