General Motors (GM) may be among the few legacy industries who are expanding the use case of blockchain technology beyond the financial sector. This interest became clear in a patent application submitted on Thursday submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The patent application published on 29 November by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), details how blockchain will be applied to manage interoperable data systems for automobiles. Focused on how self-driving cars would store and share data on a distributed ledger, the company wants to extend blockchain applications beyond the current fintech usage. The document reads: