Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to IBM, the first of today's patents concerns techniques for storing data via a blockchain ledger based on a consensus of a set of anchor blockchain nodes which are subset of nodes included in larger set of nodes in a blockchain network. Assigned to Mores, the second patent concerns techniques for anonymizing data for use in distributed ledger and quantum computing applications.
11,018,852, "Blockchain trust anchor," assigned to IBM.
An example operation may include one or more of storing data via a blockchain ledger based on a consensus of a set of anchor blockchain nodes which are subset of nodes included in larger set of nodes in a blockchain network, receiving an access request from a blockchain member not included in the set of anchor blockchain nodes and which does not maintain a copy of the blockchain ledger, verifying a previously stored portion of the blockchain ledger which is accessible to the blockchain member based on the received access request, and sharing the previously stored portion of the blockchain ledger with the a computing system of the blockchain member based on the verification.
11,017,123, "System for anonymizing data for use in distributed ledger and quantum computing applications," assigned to Mores, Inc.
A system and methods for anonymizing data for distribution on a distributed ledger arrangement is provided. The design includes receiving initial data at a computing device, the initial data relating to an initiating party, removing, at the computing device, personal identifying information from the initial data, thereby creating personal identifying information scrubbed data, anonymizing the personal identifying information scrubbed data on the computing device using DNA processing, thereby creating DNA processed scrubbed data, and providing the DNA processed scrubbed data from the computing device to the distributed ledger arrangement.