New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Both of today's Spotlight Patents continue our theme of blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Black Gold Coin, the first patent addresses techniques for providing block chain or distributed ledger-based entity identity and relationship verification. Assigned to Radware (IL), the second patent address techniques for blockchain-based anti-bot protection.
10,749,865, "Systems and methods for providing block chain or distributed ledger-based entity identity and relationship verification," assigned to Black Gold Coin, Inc.
Block chain/distributed ledger-based verification of entity identity or verification of a relationship between two or more entities may be provided. Verification addresses may be established on a block chain/distributed ledger by: associating identifiers and verifiers with entities having previously verified entity identities or having previously verified relationship(s) with other entities, assigning verification addresses on a block chain/distributed ledger to the entities, and recording entity identifier(s), identity verifier data and relationship verifier data associated with the entities at corresponding verification addresses. Embodiments for block chain/distributed ledger-based verification of entity identity and/or verification of entity's relationship to related entity(ies) using the verification addresses are performed using one or more identity verifiers and/or one or more relationship verifiers.
10,742,658. "Method and system for blockchain-based anti-bot protection," assigned to Radware, Ltd. (IL)
A method and a trust broker system for blockchain-based anti-bot protection are provided. The method includes identifying, on a blockchain network, a request from a client to access a protected entity; selecting an access policy in response to the access request, wherein the access policy includes at least one game to be performed by the client; causing execution of the at least one game defined in the access policy; identifying, on the blockchain network, results of the at least one game, wherein the results are deposited by the client upon completion of the game; determining a bias of the client based on the completion results, wherein the determined bias is utilized for a cyber-security assessment of the client, wherein the determined bias for the client is maintained on the blockchain network; and granting or denying access to the protected entity by the client based on the determined bias.