Expendable Access Control

  • Published: Feb 9, 2017
  • Earliest Priority: Jul 31 2015
  • Family: 3
  • Cited Works: 4
  • Cited by: 3
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A computer implemented method of a resource provider for access control for a restricted resource in a network connected computer system, wherein a blockchain data structure accessible via the network stores digitally signed records validated by network connected miner software components including a provider record associated with the resource provider, the method comprising: identifying an access control role definition for access to the resource, the role including a specification of access permissions; receiving a request from a resource consumer for access to the resource; communicating, to the resource consumer, an indication of a quantity of a cryptocurrency required for access to the resource; in response to a determination that the required quantity of cryptocurrency is transferred to the provider record in the blockchain, the transfer being caused by a blockchain transaction including an identification of the role and the transaction being validated by a miner component, granting the consumer access to the resource in accordance with the role definition..

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  • Publication: Feb 9, 2017
  • Application: Jul 20, 2016
    WO EP 2016067308 W
  • Priority: Jul 31, 2015
    EP EP 15179443 A

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