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Saturday, 24 March 2018

The US Postal Service using blockchain technology as part of a system to set up digital belief and has filed for a copyright in the same direction.


The US Postal Service is studying to use the blockchain technology as part of a system to set up digital belief and has filed for a copyright in the same direction. The patent application “Methods and Systems for Digital Trust Architecture” was published on March 22nd by US Patent & Trademark Office, was initially filed in last September.

According to the application filed, the system will give trust to the users those are missing in their talent to sufficiently provide the preferred level of security citing concerns like transaction tampering and insecure messaging and among others.

The application mentions: “There are many superb reasons for online exchanges to continue as they have been. However, in a multi-party, open source environment, there is also a need for a secure, trusted, and enforceable online environment, to enable greater trust and therefore an expansion of offerings online.”

The system includes several components including one dedicated to email and another that provisions public and private keys for the user. It also mentions for a blockchain component that can be configured to receive records from the user and add the records to a blockchain. According to the application, some part will work in tandem to bridge the blockchain and email segments.

“In some aspects, the user email component is further configured to receive input indicating whether information indicating the transmission of the encrypted email body data is to be stored in a blockchain and store the information in a blockchain in response to the input,” the applications mentions.

The patent filing is a significant development, as sometime back the US Postal Services has announced that it could create its own cryptocurrency as well as technology for its own supply chain applications.

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