Amazon Patent Casts Light on Plans to Create Proof-of-Work Blockchain Analog

Retail behemoth Amazon has received a patent for generating Merkle trees as a solution to the proof-of-work ( PoW ) algorithm, a document confirmed on May 14. Amazon, which has taken an increasing interest in blockchain technology in recent times, now appears to be targeting development of a specific variation of the instrument. Specifically, the patent targets Merkle trees — a data verification tool — to constitute the work required in a PoW setup. […]

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