Smart contracts, blockchains (distributed ledgers), and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Patents. Assigned to Wells Fargo, the first patent focuses on techniques for post-quantum cryptography optimization. Assigned to ANT (KY), the second patent focuses on techniques for blockchain smart contract-based data processing.
11,322,050, "Systems and methods for post-quantum cryptography optimization," assigned to Wells Fargo Bank.
Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for post-quantum cryptography (PQC). An example method includes receiving data, a set of data attributes about the data, and a risk profile data structure indicative of a vulnerability of the data in a PQC data environment. The example method further includes retrieving PQC cryptographic performance information associated with a set of PQC cryptographic techniques. The PQC cryptographic performance information may comprise a set of PQC cryptographic performance attributes for each PQC cryptographic technique in the set of PQC cryptographic techniques. The example method further includes selecting a PQC encryption algorithm for encrypting the data based on the set of data attributes, the risk profile data structure, the PQC cryptographic performance information, and a PQC optimization machine learning model. Subsequently, the example method includes encrypting the data based on the selected PQC encryption algorithm.
11,321,710, "Blockchain smart contract-based data processing," assigned to Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd. (KY).
This disclosure relates to blockchain smart contract-based data processing. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining, by a node in a blockchain network in which a service smart contract is deployed, a service initiation transaction. The service initiation transaction is broadcast to other nodes. While executing the service initiation transaction, the service smart contract is invoked using a blockchain virtual machine that includes a first instruction set comprising a data exchange instruction and processing logic corresponding to the data exchange instruction. The node triggers execution of the processing logic based on the data exchange instruction in the service smart contract using the blockchain virtual machine, thereby performing a data exchange processing operation on data to be processed. A second instruction set of a smart contract compiler includes the data exchange instruction. The service smart contract is compiled using the smart contract compiler and includes the data exchange instruction.