A General Motors blockchain patent could facilitate information sharing by autonomous cars

Autonomous cars will use and create massive amount of data. For self-driving cars to become a reality, effective information sharing between many stakeholders is imperative. A General Motors blockchain patent could pave way for secured information sharing.

US Postal Service seeks to patent blockchain-based solution for user ID verification

The United States Postal Service (USPS) intends to patent a technology solution for user identity verification, that will use public and private key encryption as well as blockchain. The patent application was filed in September 2017, and was recently released…

Walmart seeks to patent blockchain-powered automated package delivery fleet

American multinational retail giant Walmart seeks to patent a technology solution that will allow automated vehicles to deliver packages to restricted areas of customer premises. The patent application was filed in October 2017, and has been published by the US…

Cisco patents technology that could allow cloud-based crypto mining

American multinational tech giant Cisco has won a patent that will allow crowd-sourcing of cloud computing model, which can facilitate many applications including crypto mining. The patent application was filed in September 2015, and has been approved recently by the…

JP Morgan intends to patent blockchain-based P2P payment solution

American multinational investment bank and financial services giant JP Morgan Chase & Co. wants to patent a blockchain-powered technology solution that will make peer-to-peer (P2P) payment network for banks a reality. The patent application was filed in October 2017, and…

MasterCard intends to patent technology for easier activation of new blockchain nodes

American multinational financial services giant MasterCard has filed a patent for a technology solution that will expedite the activation of new nodes on a blockchain. The patent was filed on October 2016, and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)…

Blockchain-powered solution to assure jewelry buyers launched by IBM

Global technology giant IBM has launched their blockchain-powered TrustChain, a solution that will enhance the much-needed factor of trust in the jewelry industry. IBM is partnering with major players in the jewelry industry, for e.g. Asahi Refining, Helzberg Diamonds, LeachGarner,…

Blockchain-powered “Smart package” patent filed by Walmart

US retail giant Walmart has filed a patent application for their blockchain-powered “Smart package” solution. The patent application was filed in August 2017, and the US Patent and Trademark office (USPTO) has released the patent recently. Online shopping involving perishable…

Sony to obtain Blockchain-powered digital rights management solution patent

Japanese multinational technology giant Sony intends to patent a technology solution that will improve digital rights management (DRM). The solution is based on blockchain, and the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently published the application. In the…

Walmart to use blockchain for tracking live food

US retail giant Walmart will use the promising blockchain technology to improve tracking and quality assurance in their live food business. Walmart has announced their decision recently at the MIT technology Review’s “Business of Blockchain” conference. Large businesses sourcing raw…