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Hyperledger Systems and Methods for Digital Celebrity Autograph

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248639D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 45K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a hyperledger system to maintain the distribution, validity, and audibility of any issuer's electronic/digital token or signature.

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Hyperledger Systems and Methods for Digital Celebrity Autograph

Celebrity autographs, baseball cards, and the like are age-old paper trails that can be copied and fraudulently reproduced. Purchasers need experts to validate and authenticate the piece. With the prevalence of social media, celebrities often digitally connect with fans as opposed to engaging in-person communication. Electronic pieces, such as autographs, notes, tickets, etc. are also at risk of being stolen, copied, counterfeited, etc.

As more and more information is distributed and kept electronically, a method is needed to ensure the safe and secure distribution and persistence of a person's token (e.g., autograph).

The novel solution is to use blockchain technology to allow a person to create an individual dedicated token (currency) and distribute it to the interested parties.

Proposed is a digital hyperledger signature using blockchain as enabling art to disrupt digital models of contact. This is accomplished by digitizing an interaction such as an autograph in the form of a personal token and enabling a secure distributed logging mechanism to ensure validity and authenticity. Note that while these use cases describe scenarios related to celebrities with digital autographs (in the form of tokens), the underlying novelty is a system to maintain the distribution, validity, and audibility of any issuer's token or signature.

For example, famous authors spend hours at on-location book signing events to autograph select books. Authors sit for hours and hours while book owners stand in line for hours to get a glimpse of the author and gain a book signature. This model is also dramatically being disrupted by digital print while the autograph model has not changed for many decades. Instead, using a blockchain-based digital token, the author may be able to issue "signatures" to the owners. These serve as digital representations of an autograph while ensuring that each "signature" is tracked.

The modernization of this book signing process with the blockchain approach is: 1. A reader buys an electronic copy of the book 2. The readers attending a book signing session receive a unique code to register

the electronic books (ebooks) 3. The reader receives an autographed version of the ebook

Similarly, an artist (e.g., singer) can create an individual, dedicate token (currency) in blockchain and distribute it to the audience (e.g., at a concert).

The goal is not to exchange money, but to use blockchain to have a secure database of a person's token, such as an electronic autograph and keepsake. This secure ledger enables traceability as metadata information is logged as part of the signature transaction; this creates additional authenticity with each token. For example, this metadata may contain information such as location data and unique serial numbers so

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that tokens can be validated within the context of other tokens. Additionally, the ledger may enable a form of outreach audit as each...