Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to Verizon, the first of today's patents addresses techniques for for blockchain ledger growth management using separation of a blockchain ledger into multiple blockchain ledgers. Assigned to Lottery Now, the second patent addresses a wireless communications system that runs on a mobile device and includes a computer system run on at least one platform on which a plurality of different lottery transactions for different jurisdictions are supported and run from the at least one platform.
11,032,064, "Blockchain ledger growth management," assigned to Verizon.
Systems and methods for blockchain ledger growth management using separation of a blockchain ledger into multiple blockchain ledgers (each ledger having a state that can be tracked and used). The systems and methods also include linking the separated ledgers by utilizing a linking application and smart contracts added to the separated ledgers
11,030,860, "Systems for multiple legal game providers with digital ledger," assigned to Lottery Now, Inc.
A wireless communications system is provided that runs on a mobile device and includes a computer system run on at least one platform on which a plurality of different lottery transactions for different jurisdictions are supported and run from the at least one platform. A decentralized and distributed digital ledger is used to record transactions for the lottery transactions, where each of a lottery transaction can include a lottery element. At least one computer readable storage medium stores computer executable instructions that, when executed by the at least one network processor in the workflow server residing in the mobile communications network, implement components including: a workflow module comprising sets of workflow instructions for processing different types of lottery game packets from a plurality of different jurisdictions; and a deep packet inspection module for inspecting a received lottery game packet and providing information about the lottery game packet to the workflow module.