Salesforce wins patent to stop email spam with blockchain

posted 8 days ago
Software giant Salesforce has won a US patent outlining how a blockchain-based platform can be used to prevent spam or other unwanted emails from plaguing people's inboxes. The proposed platform would use a matching system to determine whether an email being sent is legitimate or not, which it purports as being able to avoid the false positives current spam filters experience.

The patent explains: "The [system] can also better identify legitimate (wanted) messages and distinguish them from illegitimate (unsolicited) messages. Used properly, the immutability and distributed nature of the blockchain can make it impossible to modify information once it has been committed to the blockchain."
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