An informative piece on the technology surrounding the technology of blockchain and its uses.
From an IP perspective, this is a rapidly growing area of tech that requires stellar patent protection - not always feasible in the hotly contested minefield of software patents though.
However, demand for patent attorneys with a keen interest in computer science/software/IT patents is extraordinarily high at present , where demand considerably outweighs supply.
If you're a UK patent attorney with experience in this field, you may as well write your own blank cheque because firms are queuing up for your expertise.
“Bitcoin is the one solid, mostly-undisputed success story of blockchain, but there are lots of obstacles to come and we still don’t know if it can stand the test of time,” says Mann. “We’re still in the exploratory, Wild West phase of blockchain development but I am hopeful that it can serve a purpose.”