Japanese tech giant Sony plans to patent two approaches to hardware solutions for positioning and support distributed registries. In patent applications “On e-nodes and methods to support distributed registry and Device and system“ published by the Bureau for registration of patents and trademarks USA, for the first time spoken about the company’s plans about the use of blockchain technology in future products.

In the first document refers to the mining with the use of the proposed hardware node and what is proof-of-work. In the second – about the risks in the security of the network with a small number of nodes.

Recall that in the spring of this year was published a patent application of Sony to use the blockchain to store information about digital rights. As informed, the company has decided to patent the blockchain-a user authentication system.