Published on August 3rd, 2018 | by bitcoin0
Sony May Be Working on Crypto Mining Hardware
Japanese technology giant Sony wants to patent two hardware approaches for hosting and maintaining blockchains, newly published documents show.
Sony’s two filings are entitled “Electronic Node and Method for Maintaining a Distributed Ledger” and “Device and System,” revealing for the first time that the company is working on blockchain-related hardware concepts.
The first application includes two elements: a hardware node and a method for maintaining the blockchain, which it repeatedly describes as a “mining process.”
Moreover, the distributed ledger may use consensus mechanisms for ensuring that all electronic nodes have consensus about the distributed ledger.”
Ultimately, the submissions appear less focused on the type of distributed ledger and more on the hardware and operational methods themselves.