Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to Elivio, the first of today's patents addresses techniques for a decentralized system for security and access control associated with digital content. Assigned to Mythical, the second patent addresses techniques for facilitating peer-to-peer exchanges of digital assets that are usable within an online gaming platform.
11,140,077, "Decentralized content fabric," assigned to Eluvio, Inc.
Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, devices, computer program products, and methods implementing aspects of a decentralized system for security and access control associated with digital content. In some implementations, a software stack is executed to provide fabric nodes of an overlay network. A transaction encrypted with a private key of a client can be recorded in a ledger identifying addresses of fabric nodes of the overlay network. The transaction can be identified by a transaction identifier (ID), and the private key can be part of a public/private key pair representing an account of the client on the ledger. A digital contract can be invoked, where the digital contract represents one or more terms of access for digital content stored in the overlay network. Controlled client access to the digital content can be based on an authorization token obtained from the client.
11,138,580, "Systems and methods for peer-to-peer exchanges of non-fungible digital assets," assigned to Mythical, Inc.
Systems and methods for facilitating peer-to-peer exchanges of digital assets that are usable within an online gaming platform are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: execute an instance of a game; receive an inventory request for information regarding a first user inventory; access a blockchain to obtain asset information; transfer the asset information in response to the inventory request; receive a transfer request to transfer ownership of a first digital asset from a first user to a second user; transfer the ownership of the first digital asset as request.