IBM has a new blockchain patent that aims to ‘’prevent anonymous theft by drones with the help of the Internet of Things altimeter that starts upon liftoff by tracking the package’s altitude and uploading the data to the blockchain patent as we are seeing in today’s blockchain news.
According to the reports, the patent will get ahead of the two modern realities including the part when people buy goods online and others fly their own personal drones. This could become a serious problem if the trends combine both ends. As per the description:
“The confluence of the increase in drone use and the increase in online shopping provides a situation in which a drone may be used with nefarious intent to anonymously take a package that is left on a doorstep after delivery.’’
IBM has a new blockchain patent that will be helped with the IoT sensor that can start a trigger if it detects a change in altitude if he exceeds the threshold expected when the object gets lifted away by the drone. Once it reaches the threshold, the sensor periodically updates the blockchain and the recipient with the altitude of the package.
To explain further, there is no clear indication that IBM actually plans to build an operational device but if it does, it may be well swap out the blockchain for some other ‘’secure database’’ according to the patent. The description explains that the blockchain patent’s preferred embodiment in part because It will allow the users to disparate the trusted entities, merchants and shippers to input the whereabouts of the package. It is unclear how the drone heists are in America and right now most of the shipping companies are focused on creating a delivery mechanism.
As per the news previously, Filed on August 6 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the IBM patent is geared towards a web browser that would be backed by a peer to peer network. As the altcoin news showed, the browser is designed to collect pre-specified information from web browsing sessions, according to the information submitted by the patent. The company (IBM) stated that a blockchain-based browser “affords a system for storing browsing information such that privacy is preserved and places privacy in the ‘hands of a user’ rather than a third party.”
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