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Are you ready for Walmart Blockchain patents?

Blockchain.com reported that among other patents Walmart “has procured a patent for medical records being kept on a blockchain—or “public ledger,” as they refer to it. Patient’s data will be stored in a wearable device, combined with an RFID scanner, for medics to access using the patient’s fingerprint or retina in an emergency.” The July 10, 2018 article entitled “Walmart Files Patent to Use Blockchain in Securing Package Deliveries” included the following comments since both “Walmart and Amazon have had issues with package theft”:

Walmart’s latest patent involves lockers located at customers’ homes or alternate locations. Delivery people will theoretically be able to leave packages in a customer’s lockers and blockchain technology will record when an item is delivered and retrieved.

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