WO2020060606 Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data
Today an anecdote from the world of patents. We hear from many people, particularly questions regarding some disclosure to WO2020060606. Although, to be completely honest, they are less questions than ready-made opinions on the subject. Said patent specification also provides bizarre "information" and comments in various social media portals.
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This is a patent application from MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC. First of all maybe about the background of the "questions". The number constellation 606060 is unusual for many and is very quickly translated to 666, which is generally regarded as the number of evil….
Furthermore, the nature of this patent application, whether wanted or not, is completely misunderstood and is even misrepresented by various sources. It is alleged that the claims of the patent describe a microchip to be implanted in people and to monitor them. The disclosure of the font took place on March 26.03.2020th, 19, i.e. quite synchronously with the COVID-XNUMX situation. We also find it a little sad that the questioners and publicists don't even bother to read the scripture correctly.
Here are a few facts that will hopefully clear up the matter:
1. Publication of the publication March 26.03.2020, XNUMX:
The patent application took place in June 2019. These are common periods for disclosure. In June 2019, no one thought of COVID-19, as far as we know.
The abbreviation WO certainly does not stand for "World Order" but for World Intellectual Property Organization = WIPO
3. The content of the registration:
Let's take a look at the exact abstract:
“The activity of the human body in connection with a task made available to a user can be used in a mining process of a cryptocurrency system. A server can provide a task for a device of a user that is communicatively coupled to the server. A sensor that is communicatively coupled to or contained in the device of the user can detect the body activity of the user. Physical activity data can be generated based on the perceived physical activity of the user. The cryptocurrency system communicatively coupled with the user's device can check whether the physical activity data meets one or more conditions set by the cryptocurrency system and assign a cryptocurrency to the user whose physical activity data is being checked. "
Comment on this:
It is a process that is mapped in an IT network. This network evaluates the activities of people who wear a specific device (e.g. in the form of a smartwatch or a fitness bracelet) and rewards their behavior with a crypto currency. These tasks can be: e.g. visiting a shop, a restaurant or a website. In the entire disclosure there is NO word about a microchip implant that collects biometric data.
4. The number 060606, which is abbreviated as 666: Well, as far as we know, the numbers are assigned consecutively at WIPO, but can also be freely assigned. Since the number 060606 was still available, an employee of the organization may have found it amusing and assigned this number. Or the number was actually assigned automatically by chance. You can certainly not clarify that exactly.
In addition, the document was also disclosed under US16138518.
Regardless of whether you find the allocation of the number funny or consider the actual patent to be useful - that is up to you: The bottom line from history is that before you dive into any hypotheses and assertions and let them sprout in the world, you should Study the original source.
In this sense:
here is the link to the said patent application: