Renowned IT giant IBM (NYSE:) has filed a new patent application indicating its interest in using blockchain technology to support scientific research and reporting.
With this patent filing (originally submitted in December), which surfaced last week, IBM is continuing to pursue the use of blockchain technology for non-commercial purposes (as opposed to cryptocurrencies).
The application, titled “Blockchain for Open Scientific Research” aims to create a central, tamper-proof repository of scientific research and analysis, which can mature over time …
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