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The chain can then be used to create a ledger, which is typically an append-only database. Once data is entered into a block of the chain, the entry is essentially irrefutable, since any tampering with the data would be reflected in the chained hash calculations and is thus easily detected. Each block, such as block and block may include data regarding recent transactions.
Exemplary embodiments of block of blockchain may include a current hash, a previous hash of previous block , transaction. The previous hash is a hash from the immediately preceding block, which ensures that each block is immutably tied to previous block.
The hash of previous block may be included in block , thereby linking block to previous block As described in detail above with respect to FIG. Sensor or user device may generate data of the body activity in the form of images, waves, signals, numbers, characters, strings or any other form that can represent the body activity. An algorithm stored in user device , or any device, server, system or network communicatively connected to user device over communication network , may transform the data of the body activity generated by sensor or user device into one or more vectors.
For example, the brain image generated by the fMRI scanner may be fed into a computer vision machine learning algorithm, for example, but limited to, a convolution neural network, and the machine learning algorithm may generate one or more vectors from one or more voxels of the brain image. In some embodiments, one single vector may be generated at operation In other embodiments, a series of vectors may be produced by sampling over time when user is performing the task s.
The data of the body activity e. In some embodiments, user device can transmit the vector s of the body activity produced at operation to cryptocurrency system without encrypting or hashing them. For example, cryptocurrency system may determine whether the vector s of the body activity have similarity or relationship with a legitimate vector or a baseline vector set by an algorithm of cryptocurrency system The similarity may be measured or calculated using, for example, but not limited to, a cosine similarity, the Euclidean distance, the Manhattan distance, the Minkowski distance, and the Jaccard similarity.
The legitimate vector may be set based on the assumption that the vectors of body activities of people who are performing the same task have a certain degree of similarity.
For example, miners like compute resources or nodes of FIG. For example, computer resource or node of FIG. For example, in the blockchain cryptocurrency system, a miner, such as one of compute resources or nodes of FIG.
The computer system is only one example of a suitable processing system and is not intended to suggest any limitation as to the scope of use or functionality of embodiments of the methodology described herein. The processing system shown may be operational with numerous other general purpose or special purpose computing system environments or configurations.
Generally, program modules may include routines, programs, objects, components, logic, data structures, and so on that perform particular tasks or implement particular abstract data types. The computer system may be practiced in distributed cloud computing environments where tasks are performed by remote processing devices that are linked through a communications network. In a distributed cloud computing environment, program modules may be located in both local and remote computer system storage media including memory storage devices.
Processor may include software module that performs the methods described herein. The module may be programmed into the integrated circuits of processor , or loaded from memory , storage device , or network or combinations thereof. Such media may be any available media that is accessible by computer system, and it may include both volatile and non-volatile media, removable and non-removable media. By way of example only, storage device can be provided for reading from and writing to a non-removable, non-volatile magnetic media e.
Although not shown, a magnetic disk drive for reading from and writing to a removable, non-volatile magnetic disk e g. In such instances, each can be connected to bus by one or more data media interfaces. As depicted, network adapter communicates with the other components of computer system via bus Examples include, but are not limited to: microcode, device drivers, redundant processing units, external disk drive arrays, RAID systems, tape drives, and data archival storage systems, etc.
Accordingly, aspects of the present disclosure may take the form of an entirely hardware embodiment, an entirely software embodiment including firmware, resident software, micro-code, etc. The computer readable medium may be a computer readable signal medium or a computer readable storage medium. A computer readable storage medium may be, for example, but not limited to, an electronic, magnetic, optical, electromagnetic, infrared, or semiconductor system, apparatus, or device, or any suitable combination of the foregoing.
More specific examples a non-exhaustive list of the computer readable storage medium would include the following: a portable computer diskette, a hard disk, a random access memory RAM , a read-only memory ROM , an erasable programmable read-only memory EPROM or Flash memory , a portable compact disc read-only memory CD-ROM , an optical storage device, a magnetic storage device, or any suitable combination of the foregoing. In the context of this document, a computer readable storage medium may be any tangible medium that can contain, or store a program for use by or in connection with an instruction execution system, apparatus, or device.
Such a propagated signal may take any of a variety of forms, including, but not limited to, electro-magnetic, optical, or any suitable combination thereof.
A computer readable signal medium may be any computer readable medium that is not a computer readable storage medium and that can communicate, propagate, or transport a program for use by or in connection with an instruction execution system, apparatus, or device. The program code may execute entirely on the user's computer, partly on the user's computer, as a stand-alone software package, partly on the user's computer and partly on a remote computer or entirely on the remote computer or server.
In the latter scenario, the remote computer may be connected to the user's computer through any type of network, including a local area network LAN or a wide area network WAN , or the connection may be made to an external computer for example, through the Internet using an Internet Service Provider.
In this regard, each block in the flowchart or block diagrams may represent a module, segment, or portion of code, which comprises one or more executable instructions for implementing the specified logical function s. It should also be noted that, in some alternative implementations, the functions noted in the block may occur out of the order noted in the figures. For example, two blocks shown in succession may, in fact, be executed substantially concurrently, or the blocks may sometimes be executed in the reverse order, depending upon the functionality involved.
The description of the present invention has been presented for purposes of illustration and description, but is not intended to be exhaustive or limited to the invention in the form disclosed.
Many modifications and variations will be apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention. The embodiment was chosen and described in order to best explain the principles of the invention and the practical application, and to enable others of ordinary skill in the art to understand the invention for various embodiments with various modifications as are suited to the particular use contemplated.
A program storage device readable by a machine, tangibly embodying a program of instructions executable by the machine to perform various functionalities and methods described in the present disclosure is also provided. The computer system may include a plurality of individual components that are networked or otherwise linked to perform collaboratively, or may include one or more stand-alone components.
Accordingly, it is to be understood that the invention is not to be limited by the specific illustrated embodiments, but only by the scope of the appended claims. A cryptocurrency system, comprising: one or more processors; and memory storing executable instructions that, if executed by the one or more processors, configure the cryptocurrency system to: communicate with a device of a user; receive body activity data which is generated based on body activity of the user, wherein the body activity is sensed by a sensor communicatively coupled to or comprised in the device of the user; verify if the body activity data of the user satisfies one or more conditions set by the cryptocurrency system; and award cryptocurrency to the user whose body activity data is verified.
A computer-implemented method, comprising: receiving, by a device of a user coupled to a network, a task over the network; sensing, by a sensor communicatively coupled to or comprised in the device of the user, body activity of the user; generating body activity data based on the sensed body activity of the user; verifying, by a cryptocurrency system communicatively coupled to the device of the user, if the body activity data satisfies one or more conditions set by the cryptocurrency system; and awarding, by the cryptocurrency system, cryptocurrency to the user whose body activity data is verified.
A device, comprising: one or more processors communicatively coupled to a sensor, the sensor configured to sense body activity of a user; and memory storing executable instructions that, if executed by the one or more processors, configure the device to: receive a task; generate body activity data based on the sensed body activity of the user, wherein the sensed body activity is associated with the received task; and transmit the generated body activity data to a system or network which verifies the body activity data to award cryptocurrency.
Ref document number : Country of ref document : EP. Kind code of ref document : A1. Human body activity associated with a task provided to a user may be used in a mining process of a cryptocurrency system. A server may provide a task to a device of a user which is communicatively coupled to the server. The cryptocurrency system communicatively coupled to the device of the user may verify if the body activity data satisfies one or more conditions set by the cryptocurrency system, and award cryptocurrency to the user whose body activity data is verified.
A cryptocurrency system, comprising:. The system of claim 1, wherein the body activity sensed by the sensor comprises at least one of body radiation emitted from the user, body fluid flow, a brain wave, pulse rate or body heat radiation. The system of claim 1, wherein the one or more conditions are set based on an amount of human body activity associated with a task which is provided to the device of the user.
The system of one of claims , wherein the body activity data is generated using a hash algorithm converting human body activity into an encryption output, and the generated body activity data comprises a hash of the sensed body activity of the user.
The system of one of claims , wherein the body activity data comprises one or more vectors produced from the body activity sensed by the sensor. The system of one of claims , wherein the cryptocurrency system awards the cryptocurrency to the user by generating a block for the awarded cryptocurrency and adding the block to a blockchain stored in the cryptocurrency system. The system of claim 3, wherein the task provided to the device of the user comprises a test for verifying if the user of the device is human or not.
The system of claim 4, wherein the cryptocurrency system is configured to: receive, from the device of the user, data of the body activity generated before the hash algorithm is applied and the hash of the body activity;.
The method of claim 10, wherein the body activity sensed by the sensor comprises at least one of body radiation emitted from the user, body fluid flow, a brain wave, pulse rate or body heat radiation. The method of claim 10, wherein the one or more conditions are set by the cryptocurrency system based on an amount of human body activity associated with the task provided to the device of the user. The method of one of claims , wherein the body activity data is generated using a hash algorithm converting human body activity into an encryption output, and the generated body activity data comprises a hash of the sensed body activity of the user.
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