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Walmart building a blockchain-backed drone delivery system

Walmart is on fire this year! The team started the year with ambitious plans to build a blockchain-backed supply chain with the help of IBM, and now the company is moving to another level by issuing a patent for a Blockchain-Backed Drone Communication system.

The recent application describes the technology as:

“A method of drone-drone communications using blockchain includes: determining operational parameters of a first drone; encrypting the operational parameters of the first drone; storing the encrypted operational parameters of the first drone in a block of a blockchain; determining when a second drone is in proximity of the first drone; retrieving the encrypted operational parameters of the first drone from the block of the blockchain; decrypting the encrypted operational parameters of the first drone; retrieving the operational parameters of the first drone-based on the decryption; and configuring the second drone with the operational parameters of the first drone”.

The giant is obviously moving into blockchain faster than anyone expected. The use of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can change the delivery industry completely and Walmart is ensuring his spot in the race.

According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the authors of this futuristic project are  O’BRIEN; John J, HIGH; Donald R, JURICH; Joseph, MCHALE; Brian and CANTRELL; Robert.

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