A new license from Sony highlights how the Japanese tech can be mixed by using blockchain as a part of an education platform.
In August, Sony announced that it was working with IBM to build a platform for the educational system, which will use the tech as a part to secure the students’ records and form part of a system for sharing that data between agreed-upon parties.
The application from Sony, published last week by U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), described how does that work as a practice.
The application describes:
“In this example, the [blockchain], which is a trust chain, may be used to store information such as education experiences, certificates and so on of a user. The information contains, for example, studying which courses and possessing which certificates. In addition, based on concepts of a smart contract and a smart property, knowledge may also be exchanged, transacted and transferred via the block chain as a property.”
The filing, entitled “Electronic Apparatus, Method for Electronic Apparatus and Information Processing System,” hints at other possible uses for the tech as well, also even for connecting the vehicles across a common network.
The authors of the application saying that the “Internet of Vehicle” network would visualize, enable the cars to report road conditions to one another.
“By applying the electronic apparatus of the present disclosure to a vehicle (i.e., a node), trust can be transferred between uncorrelated entities using the [blockchain] technology, and real and valid real-time road conditions information is obtained in real-time according to the consensus, In this way, decentralized real-time road conditions observation and further a navigation system may be realized.”