Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Inveniam, the first application discloses techniques for digital contracts in blockchain environments. Assigned to Aristocrat, the second application discloses techniques for a mobile support system for providing wagering game play to a plurality of mobile devices.
20220034004, "Digital contracts in blockchain environments," assigned to Inveniam Capital Partners, Inc.
Digital or "smart" contracts execute in a blockchain environment. Any entity (whether public or private) may specify a digital contract via a contract identifier in a blockchain. Because there may be many digital contracts offered as virtual services, the contract identifier uniquely identifies a particular digital contract offered by a virtual machine, vendor or supplier. The blockchain is thus not burdened with the programming code that is required to execute the digital contract. The blockchain need only include or specify the contract identifier (and perhaps one or more contractual parameters), thus greatly simplifying the blockchain and reducing its size (in bytes) and processing requirements.
220220036692, "Mobile gaming system for remote game play," assigned to Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
A mobile support system for providing wagering game play to a plurality of mobile devices is provided. The system is configured to receive a play request for the wagering game from a mobile device, where the play request includes a wager amount and represents placement of a wager for an instance of game play of the wagering game. The system generates an instance of game source data for the wagering game and identifies a game play data set used for the play request. Prior to performing a withdrawal transaction of the wager amount for the play request, the system generate a wager outcome for the play request by comparing the game source data with the game play data set. After determining the wager outcome for the play request, the system causes the withdrawal transaction of the wager amount to be performed, thereby completing a placement of the wager amount.