Walmart Submitted a Patent Application for the Development of a Device Management System for Smart Devices based on Blockchain


American company Walmart filed another patent application for the development of a system based on Blockchain. As reported by US Patent and Trademark Office on August 2, the company is developing a system for managing intelligent devices using Blockchain.

According to the data presented in the patent application, the system will allow managing desktop PCs, as well as portable devices, such as media players, mobile phones, laptops and so on. Using the system, users can access the device using a private key. As an example of the application of the system, the company described the cells for receiving packets delivered by unmanned drones:

“…a user may obtain a kiosk and add the newly obtained kiosk to the distributed ledger structure utilizing their smart device to provision and/or authorize the kiosk. In one example, the user device may be a wearable device that maintains the private key used to authorize the transaction. The kiosk may sync with the user device and be automatically provisioned as a home delivery station and added as a device in the distributed ledger management system.”

According to the patent application, users have the ability to adjust the levels of access to their cell. This will allow customers, among other things, to accept or reject packages or, for example, to order goods.

It is reported that smart devices will be added to the system using the Internet of the Things (IoT). The company reported:

“A resource in the IoT ecosystem may be associated with one or more roles and, thus, is associated with a single role in the context of a single corresponding transaction.”

Also, the company will create an intelligent home environment that will allow the system to be used in a variety of areas.

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