Blockchain Computer Data Distribution

  • Published: Feb 2, 2017
  • Earliest Priority: Jul 27 2015
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Blockchain distribution of computer data is disclosed. Computer data can comprise computer code, a computer code segment, a computer command, or a block of computer data, which can be employed by a device to patch software, change a device state, or synchronize data between devices. Blockchain distribution can provide benefits in a heterogeneous device environment, facilitate ad hoc device synchronization, and embody a distributed patch and communications network. Devices can receive a blockchain block from another device and, in some embodiments, enable other devices to access the block from the device. In some embodiments, devices can discard irrelevant blocks, however, an entire blockchain can be reconstructed where partial blockchains can be received from more than one device. Additionally, checkpoint blocks can enable devices to navigate the blockchain efficiently by skipping over known irrelevant blocks.

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  • Publication: Feb 2, 2017
  • Application: Jul 25, 2016
    US US 201615219261 A
  • Priority: Jul 25, 2016
    US US 201615219261 A
  • Priority: Jul 27, 2015
    US US 201562197541 P

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