Mastercard won Patent for Blockchain Bidding System

Mastercard has won a patent for a blockchain system that lets travelers to submit desired itineraries and merchants to submit bids for each service request
07 June 2018   1204

Awarded to Mastercard by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the patent is aimed to upgrade the global travel industry by connecting travelers to a wider range of hotels, airlines, and other service providers than most presently do prior to booking their itineraries - even when using services like Priceline, Kayak, and Hotels.com.

The proposed system suggests that travelers may submit particular information about their itineraries, that would then be included in a block and broadcast across the blockchain to all network-connected nodes. Merchants could then submit bids for reservation requests, that are to be estimated by a processing server and returned to the traveler.

The use of bidding can enable travel providers to make adjustments as necessary to earn business as they desire, which can also enable a traveler to receive the best possible deal with respect to each item in their travel itinerary. As a result, travelers save both time and money with respect to their travel itinerary, and travel providers are provided with greater opportunities to earn and increase revenue.
Ankur Arora
Developer of the Bidding Blockchain system

Mastercard, alongside IBM and Walmart, has been one of the most prolific investors in blockchain investigating, especially towards their intention of blockchain-related patents. At the same day that the USPTO awarded Mastercard a patent for the company’s proposed travel bidding system, the firm also won a patent for a point-of-sale system that uses blockchain technology to safely verify payment credentials.

The firm has already successfully patented a resemble system some days earlier. This framework is supposed to use blockchain wallet addresses to verify coupons and let merchants to issue targeted discounts to their clients more effictively.

Poloniex Wants to be Tron Super Representative

If the exchange will be elacted, it will be able to participate in the distribution of awards for one and a half million TRX daily
18 November 2019   89

The Poloniex cryptocurrency exchange this Monday announced the nomination of its candidacy for the role of validator in the blockchain project system TRON.

If successful, the exchange will be able to participate in the distribution of awards for one and a half million TRX daily. At the time of publication, she ranks 92nd in the general list of candidates with 32,626 votes, while the last super-representative in the 27th position has 262,320,639 of them.

Some time before, Poloniex opened several trading pairs for the TRX exchange and announced an official collaboration with Justin Sun's project.