Published on August 3rd, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Japan’s tech giant Sony offers some solutions to boost blockchain hardware in 2 patents
Japanese electronics giant Sony has filed two patents for boosting blockchain-based ecosystems, according to filings 20180218027 and 20180219686 published by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) Aug. 2.
Through the patents, Sony intends to improve the design and structure of blockchain hardware by introducing new circuitries to the processes of distributed ledger technology.
In the second patent “Device and System,” Sony proposes a way of maintaining a blockchain by multiple virtual nodes, suggesting a mechanism of accessing the distributed ledger via at least one of these nodes.
Founded in 1946, the Sony Corporation had previously paid tribute to the fast growing technology of blockchain; however, the latest patents are the company’s first introduction into a hardware system of distributed ledger.
Also in 2017, Sony partnered with tech giant IBM to develop an educational platform based on blockchain to provide secure sharing of student records.