New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of blockchains (distributed ledgers, smart contracts) and DRM broadly construed. Both of today's Spotlight Applications are assigned to Infrared5, Inc. The first application discloses techniques for utilizing a block-chain or central stream manager to securely and reliably stream multimedia in real-time over a distributed network. The second application discloses techniques that utilize a blockchain to verify and compensate devices for computational resources contributions when streaming multimedia over a decentralized network.