Altcoin News: Walmart Patented Blockchain Drone Communication System

August 15, 2019, by Marko Vidrih on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

Marko Vidrih
Aug 15 · 2 min read

Walmart, the world’s largest wholesale and retail chain, continues to patent blockchain technology. This time, the retail giant has registered a drone communication system.

An application called “CLONING DRONES USING BLOCKCHAIN” was submitted by the company in January this year. The system allows drones to exchange various information, for example, identification numbers, altitude and speed, routes, as well as information on battery charge and loading.

“A blockchain ledger may store any kind of information that may be stored in any other format or medium, for example, a large list of instructions of different types, navigational information, and maps. In such a way, a same software profile may be deployed across the cloned drones,” the application notes.

Drone coordination is also an important aspect of using the system. At the same time, thanks to the encoding of information on a decentralized blockchain, commands can be executed without fear of hacking.

Note that back in August last year, Walmart announced plans to build an entire automated network for the delivery of goods on the blockchain. The documents describe in detail a system in which several robots process parcel delivery at different ends of the supply chain using wireless signals for communication.

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