Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to AT&T, the first application discloses techniques for managing dynamic pricing of media content through blockchain. Assigned to Digipraise, the second application discloses digital appraisal techniques providing computational attestation of appraisal integrity.
20210409799, "System and method for managing dynamic pricing of media content through blockchain," assigned to AT&T.
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes receiving, by a processing system including a processor, a pricing policy for streaming a media asset to a user; and recording, by the processing system, the pricing policy into a blockchain, wherein the pricing policy is used by a billing system to charge the user for streaming the media asset. Other embodiments are disclosed.
20210406920, "Digital appraisal system providing computational attestation of appraisal integrity," assigned to Digipraise LLC.
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a virtual updated appraisal of a valuable asset without an onsite inspection. The appraisal system may provide attestation of the integrity of the updated appraisal generated by verifying the asset through video and image capture transmissions and geolocation data extracted from the transmissions. The updated appraisal may be configured as self-authenticating and recorded in a transaction on a blockchain, accessible via a QR code image. The updated appraisal may be stored in a blockchain wallet and configured as a non-fungible token. The geolocation data can enables the appraisal system to verify the integrity of the submission and thereby reduces the chance of fraud. In this way, updated appraisals generated by the system can increase confidence for insurance companies as to the authenticity and accuracy of the updated appraisal.