Q: When will the Lightning Network be rolled out? A: The rollout has already begun. This is an iterative distributed learning process; it’s unlikely there’ll be a single point in time at which we say LN is “deployed” because it will grow organically. Software is never finished.

Q: When will the Lightning Network be rolled out? A: The rollout has already begun. This is an iterative distributed learning process; it's unlikely there'll be a single point in time at which we say LN is "deployed" because it will grow organically. Software is never finished. submitted by /u/TheGreatMuffin
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A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING OWNERSHIP OF A DIGITAL ASSET USING A DISTRIBUTED HASH TABLE AND A PEER-TO-PEER DISTRIBUTED LEDGER (patentscope.wipo.int)

A computer-implemented method (600) and system (1) for verifying ownership of a computer software for installation using a distributed hash table (13) and a peer-to-peer distributed ledger (14). This may be the Bitcoin blockchain or an alternative blockchain implementation. The method includes determining (610) a second user public key associated with a second user (24) from a transaction record stored on the peer-to-peer distributed ledger (14). A second public key associated with the…

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A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING INTEGRITY OF A DIGITAL ASSET USING A DISTRIBUTED HASH TABLE AND A PEER-TO-PEER DISTRIBUTED LEDGER (patentscope.wipo.int)

A computer-implemented method (900) and system (1) for verifying the integrity of a computer software for installation using a distributed hash table (13) and a peer-to-peer distributed ledger (14). This may be the Bitcoin blockchain or an alternative implementation. The method includes determining (910) a metadata associated with a transaction record stored on the peer-to-peer distributed ledger (14). An indication of an entry stored on the distributed hash table (13) may be determined (920…

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A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE PERFORMANCE OF A CONTRACT USING A DISTRIBUTED HASH TABLE AND A PEER-TO-PEER DISTRIBUTED LEDGER (patentscope.wipo.int)

A computer-implemented method (100) and system (1) for controlling the performance of a smart contract. The method includes storing a contract on or in a computer-based repository. The contract is associated with a licence between a first user (U1) and a second user (U2). The method further includes receiving, over a communications network, a transaction comprising a transfer of a token from an agent (A) to the first user (U1) or the second user (U2). The transaction comprises metadata that…

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A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SECURING COMPUTER SOFTWARE USING A DISTRIBUTED HASH TABLE AND A BLOCKCHAIN (patentscope.wipo.int)

A computer-implemented method (100) and system (1) for determining a metadata M for securing a controlled digital resource such as computer software using a distributed hash table (13) and a peer-to-peer distributed ledger (14). This is a blockchain such as the Bitcoin blockchain. The method includes determining (110) a data associated with the computer software and determining (120) a first hash value based on the computer software. A second hash value based on the data and the computer…

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