Dell Subsidiary Considers Blockchain Use in Data Transfers

A subsidiary of computing giant Dell is seeking to patent a system that uses blockchain as part of a wider effort to boost the speed of data transfers.

VMWare, which focuses primarily on cloud computing and virtualization services, is behind the application published Nov. 16 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The application details a “hybrid-blockchain” approach, which would see computers connected via a distributed network exchanging “tokens” that contain “metadata regarding a data set to be transferred.”

As the application explains: […]

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