IBM applies for blockchain patent to address drone fleet security

Global tech firm, IBM, has applied to patent a blockchain system that would aim to address privacy and security concerns surrounding drones.

The system would use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to oversee security issues following an increase in the use of drones worldwide.

Documents made public yesterday from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) show how IBM first applied for the patent early last year.

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The application details how a blockchain ledger would be used to store data associated with UAV flights to ensure that airspace operatives could supervise the increasing number of drones.

However, IBM is not the only company looking at a blockchain as a solution.

Recent reports from USPTO also show how Walmart had recently applied for a similar technology to secure packages through a chain of robots and autonomous vehicles.

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