26.10.2020

Transportation Is Investigating Blockchain-Powered Delivery Drones

“Blockchain technology is being looked on to deliver a framework that can be used by stakeholders in the commercial drone industry,” the government agency said in an April 15 report, noting benefits in areas such as security, ID management, conflict management, flight authorization and air traffic management.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently publicized its effort to further harness blockchain in the world of drones.

Drones have vast potential

The U.S. Department of Transportation listed a number of use cases for drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs. From medical deliveries to military strike capabilities, these robotic air bots can run by themselves, or through remote human intervention.

“The number and variety of UASs and the diverse operations they are or may be expected to soon be involved in make these aircraft especially suitable to the trust and operational integrity provided by blockchains,” the report detailed.

Blockchain increases trust and tracking

Unmanned aircrafts carry an element of liability, however, as no one is on board these small rigs to ensure their processes. “Blockchain can add trust with the use of policies and protocols,” the report said, mentioning a bevy of potential areas in which blockchain might bring added safety, including aircraft communications, tracking and crowded area protocol to name a few.

“Blockchain has already been used to address some UAS trust and integrity issues,” the report said. As authorities can already look into previous drone-related accidents after the fact using flight data recorders, adding blockchain to the equation makes that data more effective and useful.

“A blockchain-based flight recorder would do so in real time and could also allow law enforcement to be proactive instead of reactive,” the report noted, adding:

“One company has proposed a blockchain-based black-box UAS system that would enable industry regulators to track and review drone flight data, insurance companies to insure drones based on reliable third-party data, and pilots to ensure compliance with regulators.”

In the latter half of 2019, both IBM and Walmart filed drone-related patents involving blockchain, showing a growing interest in the technology’s application in the sector.

The President Performs at Blockchain Life 2019 in Moscow

Blockchain Life 2019 welcomes 6000 people from all over the world at the Expocentre in two weeks. The top management of Huawei, Oracle, Binance, Bitmain, Listing.Help, Kaspersky, BitForex, United Traders, TRON, IOTA and of other leading industry companies is going to perform at Blockchain Life 2019.

The full speakers’ list is available at https://blockchain-life.com

The president of the Free Republic of Liberland, Vít Jedlička, attends the forum for the 3d time and speaks about the existence and functioning of the world’s first decentralized autonomous government. Liberland’s official currency is a bitcoin.

This fall Vít Jedlička shares the latest news on his state: its further development, scaling, on Liberland being an intermediary in the export and import of Russian companies to Europe and other announcements.

Purchase tickets to the global forum Blockchain Life 2019 before the next price increase https://blockchain-life.com.

cointelegraph.com

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