Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Hangzhou, CN)

Methods and devices or apparatuses to verify and broadcast events are disclosed in the present. One of the methods includes receiving a verification request from a reporting node the verification request comprising a request to verify an existence of an event as well as an event’s location as well as identifying a set verifying nodes in relation to the location of the event; requesting the verifying nodes to verify the event’s existence; determining whether a consensus to accept the event’s existence as true is achieved by the verifying nodes; and in response to a determination that the consensus has been achieved by the verifying nodes, broadcasting the actual occurrence of the event to a set of receiving nodes.

It’s beneficial to broadcast information on traffic accidents to different users. The current broadcasting systems rely mostly on people who report accidents. For example, a motorist may call a local radio station to report anaccident the user is aware of and the radio station will broadcast the story to listeners within the area. A user may also use a navigation app for their mobile device to declare an accident. Thenavigation application could send the information to a processing center, which may then provide the report to other users of the navigation application.

A few users may forget or not be able to report certain accidents. It is also possible that reporting delays occur due to various reasons. Additionally, it could be challenging for processing centers to confirm the authenticity of the incidents that are reported.

A key component of a computer-based system to verify and broadcast events is: Receiving a verification request from the reporting node. The verification request includes a request to verify the date and time of the event. Finding a set of verifying nodes in relation to the location of the event. Inquiring them to confirm the event. Once determining that there is a consensus broadcasting the event to a number of receiving nodes.

In a second aspect an additional aspect, a device to verify and broadcasting events includes one or more processors and one or more computer-readable memory coupled to the one or more processors and having instructions stored thereon that are executable bythe one or more processors to receive a verification request from an reporting node, the verification request consisting of an attempt to verify the occurrence of an event and the location of the event and identify a set of verifying nodes in relation to the location ofthe event; request the verifying nodes verify the occurrence of the event, and determine whether a consensus that accepts the occurrence of the event as being true is achieved by the verifying nodes and, in response to an assessment that consensus is reached by the verifying nodes, broadcast the event’s occurrence to a set of receiving nodes.

Another feature of the invention is that a computer-readable medium is a storage medium that contains instructions that are executed by the device’s processor to check and broadcast the events. The method consists of receiving an authorization request from a reporting node the verification request containing the request to confirm an incident and the location of the event; identifying a set of verifying nodes according to the location where the event occurred; requesting verifying nodes to confirm the actuality of the event; determining whether an agreement to accept the occurrence of the event as being true is achieved through the verifying nodes and in response to an assessment that the consensus is reached by the verifying nodes, broadcasting the occurrence of the event to a group of nodes that are receiving.

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