AT&T is Seeking a Patent for a Bitcoin-Powered Server
US telecom giant AT&T is seeking a patent for a kind of home subscriber server that utilizes a blockchain.
The application, filed on 6th April and published on 6th October, outlines a ‘decentralized and distributed secure home subscriber server device’. It was filed by Roger Piqueras Jover and Joshua Lackey, both of whom worked as researchers at AT&T before being hired as security architects for Bloomberg LP.
A home subscriber server performs authentication and media delivery functions for those who, for example, have a television subscription. According to the application, AT&T wants to boost the security of these multimedia delivery networks by distributing the nodes that store and transmit the information – that’s where the blockchain comes in.
This post was published at Coin Desk on October 26, 2016.