IBM, the second most prolific blockchain technology patent filer in the world, has filed another one, this time to use distributed ledger technology to address privacy and security concerns associated with drones used commercially and by individuals.

According to its filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, IBM first applied for the patent in March 2017. The authors detail how a blockchain ledger could be used to store data associated with unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights, “particularly when a security risk is considered to be relatively high,” ensuring that airspace controllers and regulators can supervise the increasing number of drones that now fill the skies, CCN reports.

“Among many other advantages, the use of a blockchain infrastructure helps in identifying misbehaving UAVs by multiple parties and such activities are recorded in an immutable ledger,” according to the filing. Read more here.

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