American company for the production of weapons Justifire received a patent associated with the use of the blockchain.
In the patent
describes a device called a “black box” for a weapon that collects visual, audio, and other data surrounded by a pistol. According to the patent, the device will be used by the blockchain to ensure data integrity. Through the blockchain application, Justifire sends data to the network of nodes for encryption and storage. The patent hints at the possible tokenization of data to stimulate the participation of nodes:
“The nodes of the blockchain network may include client devices, servers and registration equipment recording events in the environment of a firearm. Tokens can be provided to nodes for performing data transactions in the blockchain database. ”
Currently, the system uses two SD cards to store encrypted data. Justifire CEO and Chief Engineer Jason Palazzolo argues that the introduction of the blockchain to Justifire technology provides clarity when challenging legal precedents occur.
“Justifire uses a combination of autonomous sensors to record every aspect of any particular situation. In the case of self-defense, this data can be used to recreate the actions and events that preceded the shot, ”he said.
The firm plans to attract additional funding to continue to develop its products, including new tools, such as ultrasound, heat and laser radar. Thanks to a new patent, Justifire plans to actively work on the introduction of the blockchain into its products.
Obtaining a blockchain-related patent by a manufacturer of firearms is one of the first such precedents in the industry. However, in general, most of the world’s largest companies are working in this area. In May, it became known that the Chinese giant JD.com filed
more than 200 applications for blockchain-related patents, and in the same month, Amazon received
patent for the creation of a cryptographic system on the consensus PoW.