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The race to patent blockchain is fragmented – Ant Financial’s IP head

Karry Lai, Hong Kong


Benjamin Bai of Ant Financial believes patenting pure algorithms, pure compilation of information and pure business methods will be the future of blockchain patenting

Benjamin Bai Ant Financial

Opportunities in blockchain will lie in innovations in cross chain communication, privacy protection and new consensus algorithms, says Benjamin Bai, vice-president and chief IP officer at Ant Financial, at the Business of IP Asia Forum in Hong Kong.

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