Northern Trust files patent for storing meeting minutes on blockchain

posted 4 months ago
Financial services firm Northern Trust won a patent for backing up records of meetings using blockchain tech.

The method utilizes a series of smart contracts to capture data related to the meeting, including records of who is attending (sourced from devices they might carry), when the meeting took place and where.

Northern Trust hones in on a very specific use case, event data, and it speaks to the firm's wider trend of gathering operational data through a distributed system.
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