Walmart Wants to Build an Army of Autonomous Robots Controlled by Blockchain

Retail giant Walmart has a plan to build an army of autonomous robots controlled and authenticated through a blockchain network. Documents published on Thursday by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) show that the Walmart has applied to patent a system that oversees the “in-field authenticating of autonomous robots.” The Bentonville, AR-based firm submitted The post Walmart Wants to Build an Army of Autonomous Robots Controlled by Blockchain appeared first on CCN

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Walmart Turns to Blockchain to Ease Package Delivery Woes

With delivery being one of the most challenging aspects of online retail, Walmart is looking to solve the puzzle one blockchain patent at a time. On July 5 the Bentonville, Arkansas-headquartered big-box retailer was awarded a patent detailing an invention focusing on the delivery of packages as well as scheduling the delivery of these packages. … Continued The post Walmart Turns to Blockchain to Ease Package Delivery Woes appeared first on CCN

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Walmart Patent Envisions Bitcoin-Powered Electrical Grid

Retail giant Walmart has won a patent for an on-demand electrical grid that would be powered by bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. The system, outlined in a patent awarded by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday, is designed to help organizations better manage the energy usage of individual electrical devices. Walmart first applied The post Walmart Patent Envisions Bitcoin-Powered Electrical Grid appeared first on CCN

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