Amazon has won a patent for a streaming data marketplace that could allow subscribers to receive real-time cryptocurrency transaction data.
Amazon’s patent describes a system in which individual data streams may not be so valuable on their own, using Bitcoin and cryptocurrency transaction data as an example. Yet by combining this data with information from additional sources, “the data stream may become more valuable.”
The patent states: “For example, a group of electronic or internet retailers who accept Bitcoin transactions may have a shipping address that may correlate with the Bitcoin address. The electronic retailers may combine the shipping address with the Bitcoin transaction data to create correlated data and republish the combined data as a combined data stream.”