proof of publication [English]

InterPARES Definition

No definition in earlier IP projects. ITrust definition not yet developed.

Other Definitions

  • Bitcoin Wiki Vocabulary [2017] (†796 s.v. "Proof of Publication"): A method that uses Bitcoin or Bitcoin-like technologies to authenticate that a certain information was published at a certain date, or was known at a certain date.The technique entails encoding the secure hash of a certain publication (plaintext) inside the Bitcoin blockchain. It was probably first described in the paper from 2012 titled "CommitCoin: Carbon Dating Commitments with Bitcoin."