Patents Assigned to Coinbase, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10839377
    Abstract: System and method for synchronizing blockchain nodes by using snapshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Scrivner, Matthew Werner, Robert John Kearney
  • Patent number: 10755241
    Abstract: A system and method for transaction bitcoin is described. Bitcoin can be sent to an email address. No miner's fee is paid by a host computer system. Hot wallet functionality is provided that transfers values of some Bitcoin addresses to a vault for purposes of security. A private key of a Bitcoin address of the vault is split and distributed to keep the vault secure. Instant exchange allows for merchants and customers to lock in a local currency price. A vault has multiple email addresses to authorize a transfer of bitcoin out of the vault. User can opt to have private keys stored in locations that are under their control. A tip button rewards content creators for their efforts. A bitcoin exchange allows for users to set prices that they are willing to sell or buy bitcoin and execute such trades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Langschaedel, Brian D. Armstrong, Fred E. Ehrsam
  • Patent number: 10755347
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Patent number: 10644879
    Abstract: A key ceremony application creates bundles for custodians encrypted with their passphrases. Each bundle includes master key share. The master key shares are combined to store an operational master key. The operational master key is used for private key encryption during a checkout process. The operational private key is used for private key decryption for transaction signing in a payment process. The bundles further include TLS keys for authenticated requests to create an API key for a web application to communicate with a service and to unfreeze the system after it has been frozen by an administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Alness, James Bradley Hudon
  • Patent number: 10614430
    Abstract: A system and method for transaction bitcoin is described. Bitcoin can be sent to an email address. No miner's fee is paid by a host computer system. Hot wallet functionality is provided that transfers values of some Bitcoin addresses to a vault for purposes of security. A private key of a Bitcoin address of the vault is split and distributed to keep the vault secure. Instant exchange allows for merchants and customers to lock in a local currency price. A vault has multiple email addresses to authorize a transfer of bitcoin out of the vault. User can opt to have private keys stored in locations that are under their control. A tip button rewards content creators for their efforts. A bitcoin exchange allows for users to set prices that they are willing to sell or buy bitcoin and execute such trades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian D. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10510034
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Patent number: 10510053
    Abstract: A system and method for transaction bitcoin is described. Bitcoin can be sent to an email address. No miner's fee is paid by a host computer system. Hot wallet functionality is provided that transfers values of some Bitcoin addresses to a vault for purposes of security. A private key of a Bitcoin address of the vault is split and distributed to keep the vault secure. Instant exchange allows for merchants and customers to lock in a local currency price. A vault has multiple email addresses to authorize a transfer of bitcoin out of the vault. User can opt to have private keys stored in locations that are under their control. A tip button rewards content creators for their efforts. A bitcoin exchange allows for users to set prices that they are willing to sell or buy bitcoin and execute such trades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian D. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10510079
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Patent number: 10482470
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Patent number: 10229396
    Abstract: A system and method for transaction Bitcoin is described. Bitcoin can be sent to an email address. No miner's fee is paid by a host computer system. Hot wallet functionality is provided that transfers values of some Bitcoin addresses to a vault for purposes of security. A private key of a Bitcoin address of the vault is split and distributed to keep the vault secure. Instant exchange allows for merchants and customers to lock in a local currency price. A vault has multiple email addresses to authorize a transfer of Bitcoin out of the vault. User can opt to have private keys stored in locations that are under their control. A tip button rewards content creators for their efforts. A Bitcoin exchange allows for users to set prices that they are willing to sell or buy Bitcoin and execute such trades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Shtylman, Samo Drole
  • Patent number: 10050779
    Abstract: A key ceremony application creates bundles for custodians encrypted with their passphrases. Each bundle includes master key share. The master key shares are combined to store an operational master key. The operational master key is used for private key encryption during a checkout process. The operational private key is used for private key decryption for transaction signing in a payment process. The bundles further include TLS keys for authenticated requests to create an API key for a web application to communicate with a service and to unfreeze the system after it has been frozen by an administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Alness, James Bradley Hudon
  • Publication number: 20180102898
    Abstract: A key ceremony application creates bundles for custodians encrypted with their passphrases. Each bundle includes master key share. The master key shares are combined to store an operational master key. The operational master key is used for private key encryption during a checkout process. The operational private key is used for private key decryption for transaction signing in a payment process. The bundles further include TLS keys for authenticated requests to create an API key for a web application to communicate with a service and to unfreeze the system after it has been frozen by an administrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Alness, James Bradley Hudon
  • Publication number: 20180082300
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Publication number: 20180082366
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Publication number: 20180082235
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Publication number: 20180082188
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Publication number: 20180082365
    Abstract: A compliance determination and enforcement platform is described. A plurality of factors are stored in association with each of a plurality of accounts. A factor entering module enters factors from each user account into a compliance score model. The compliance score model determines a compliance score for each one of the accounts based on the respective factors associated with the respective account. A comparator compares the compliance score for each account with a compliance reference score to determine a subset of the accounts that fail compliance and a subset of the accounts that meet compliance. A flagging unit flags the user accounts that fail compliance to indicate non-compliant accounts. A corrective action system allows for determining, for each one of the accounts that is flagged as non-compliant, whether the account is bad or good, entering the determination into a feedback system and closing the account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Larson, Linda Xie, Paul Jabaay, Jeffrey B. Kern
  • Patent number: 9882715
    Abstract: A key ceremony application creates bundles for custodians encrypted with their passphrases. Each bundle includes master key share. The master key shares are combined to store an operational master key. The operational master key is used for private key encryption during a checkout process. The operational private key is used for private key decryption for transaction signing in a payment process. The bundles further include TLS keys for authenticated requests to create an API key for a web application to communicate with a service and to unfreeze the system after it has been frozen by an administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Alness, James Bradley Hudon
  • Publication number: 20170310477
    Abstract: A key ceremony application creates bundles for custodians encrypted with their passphrases. Each bundle includes master key share. The master key shares are combined to store an operational master key. The operational master key is used for private key encryption during a checkout process. The operational private key is used for private key decryption for transaction signing in a payment process. The bundles further include TLS keys for authenticated requests to create an API key for a web application to communicate with a service and to unfreeze the system after it has been frozen by an administrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Alness, James Bradley Hudon
  • Patent number: 9735958
    Abstract: A key ceremony application creates bundles for custodians encrypted with their passphrases. Each bundle includes master key share. The master key shares are combined to store an operational master key. The operational master key is used for private key encryption during a checkout process. The operational private key is used for private key decryption for transaction signing in a payment process. The bundles further include TLS keys for authenticated requests to create an API key for a web application to communicate with a service and to unfreeze the system after it has been frozen by an administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Coinbase, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Alness, James Bradley Hudon