Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Drone Communication System
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American retail giant Walmart has submitted a patent application for a drone communication system that is based on blockchain technology. Walmart filed its patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Aug. 1.
The filing describes a system on a drone that encrypts and stores that drone's operational parameters. In essence, the vehicle-to-vehicle communication system between unmanned drones would relay messages, mesh communications networks and allow machines to be aware of each others' location and bearing. Walmart's venture into blockchain patentsWalmart has been engaged in patenting blockchain solutions for drones since at least 2017.
As previously reported by Cointelegraph, Walmart filed a patent application with the USPTO in May 2017 for a system of "Unmanned Aerial Delivery to Secure Location." IBM has similar aimsAs previously reported by Cointelegraph, IBM also submitted a patent application with the USPTO in 2017 for a system that would secure drone communications by storing and sharing information via blockchain tech.
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