New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Today's Spotlight Patents continue the theme of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Amazon, the first of this week's patents addresses techniques for verifiable cryptographically secured ledgers for human resource systems. Assigned to Jordan Simons, the second patent addresses a distributed multi-ledger gambling architecture.
10,296,764, "Verifiable cryptographically secured ledgers for human resource systems," assigned to Amazon.
One or more human resources systems implements one or more cryptographically secured ledger(s) to persist transactions related to administered objects, such as employee objects. Attribute and/or state changes associated with a given employee object are represented as transactions between accounts that represent different attributes and/or states.
10,297,106, "Distributed multi-ledger gambling architecture," assigned to Jordan Simons.
Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure relate to relate to creation and management of a transactional ledger through an electronic gaming application/service. Various embodiments relate generally to gaming systems based on a distributed multi-ledger gaming architecture. In accordance with various embodiments, a transparent technology platform can be used to provide a secure ledger system for recording money transfer, play action, bets, analytics, gaming statistics (e.g., payouts, skill levels, etc.), and the like. In some examples, gaming systems can directly interact with the distributed multi-ledger architecture for secure and transparent transactions which can also be accessed by auditors, tax authorities, partners, and/or other entities. Some examples may use private and/or public blockchains as part of the distributed multi-ledger gaming architecture. For instance, multiple distributed network nodes may be utilized to manage creation of transaction records.