Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to DocuSign, the first application discloses techniques for forming, storing, managing, and executing contracts. Assigned to Mshift, the second application discloses techniques for facilitating identity verification using decentralized networks.
20210374672, "System and method for forming, storing, managing, and executing contracts," assigned to DocuSign.
A system and method for computable contracts that includes a contract management system accessible by involved parties, managing a formation stage of a contract document by obtaining object components, assembling a contract object graph from the object components, and committing the contract object graph to post formation execution; and in an execution environment during a post-formation stage, executing the contract object graph where instances of execution include receiving a contract state update, and appending at least one update object component to the contract object graph in accordance with the contract state update. Variations of the system and method may apply peer-to-peer negotiation and execution, use a cryptographic directed acyclic contract object graph, and/or interface with distributed ledgers.
20210383377, "Decentralized identity verification platforms," assigned to Mshift, Inc.
Provided are systems and methods for facilitating identity verification using decentralized networks. The systems and methods described herein may allow a user to flexibly control the identity information of the user that is sent to and received by a recipient.