New patents are issued by the USPTO on Tuesdays. Today's Spotlight Patents continue the theme of blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed. Assigned to Americorp Investments (Jordan Simons inventor), the first of today's patents addresses techniques for the management of electronic gaming and betting transactions using a distributed multi-ledger gambling architecture. Assigned to Amazon, the second patent addresses techniques for combined blockchain integrity.
10,825,295, "Management of electronic gaming and betting transactions using a distributed multi-ledger gambling architecture," Jordan Simons inventor, assigned to Americorp Investments.
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.
10,826,685, "Combined blockchain integrity," assigned to Amazon.
One or more systems implement a plurality of blockchains to track event data. The plurality of blockchains are arranged in tiered form, and the content and/or integrity of blockchains in higher tiers depends on, or at least derives from, the content and/or integrity of the blockchains in lower tiers. Depending on the specific structure and implementation, assurances, verifications, and the like may be provided for services and other resources using such blockchains in a repeatable manner.