New pending patent applications are published on Thursdays.Today's Spotlight Applications continue the theme of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to IBM, the first patent application discloses techniques for a concomitance of an asset and identity block of a blockchain. Assigned to Ripple, the second application discloses techniques for identifying particular computer platform associated with potential altered or falsified execution of copy of software.
20180158054, "Concomitance of an asset and identity block of a blockchain," assigned to IBM
A blockchain of transactions may be referenced for various purposes and may be later accessed by interested parties for ledger verification. One example operation may comprise one or more of creating an initial identifier representing an asset and an owner entity of the asset in a blockchain, identifying an identity block associated with the initial identifier, and identifying an asset transfer of the asset from the owner entity to a blockchain entity.
20180157487, "System and method for identifying particular computer platform associated with potential altered or falsified execution of copy of software," assigned to Ripple Luxembourg (LU).
In a method for executing software, a result produced from an execution of a copy of the software by a corresponding platform can be received from each of a plurality of platforms. A number of results of execution of the software can be determined. The extent to which the results match can be compared to a threshold. The matching results can be accepted as an agreed-upon output of the software when the extent to which the results match is equal to or greater than the threshold. The software can include an implementation of at least a portion of an act associated with an agreement between at least two entities.