New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of blockchain (distributed ledger, smart contracts) and digital rights management broadly construed. Assigned to IBM, the first patent addresses concomitance of an asset and identity block of a blockchain. Assigned to Winklevoss IP, the second patent addresses techniques for generating a stable value digital asset tied to a blockchain.
10,373,159, "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.
10,373,129, "System, method and program product for generating and utilizing stable value digital assets," assigned to Winklevoss IP, LLC.
The present invention generally relates to a method, system and program product for generating a stable value digital asset tied to a blockchain.