Tag Archives: blockchain

NARA considers blockchain to verify records amid rise in deepfake videos

(10 June 2019)  The National Archives and Records Administration (United States) is exploring whether blockchain technology can help records management officials keep track of their vast stores of information, following the successful rollout of the emerging technology elsewhere in government. Eric “Kyle” Douglas, a records management policy and program support specialist for NARA’s chief records […]


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ARTiFACTS and Max Planck Society partner to expand use of Blockchain platform for scholarly communications

(7 June 2019) ARTiFACTS and the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) announced today a collaboration to investigate how blockchain technology can advance the way scientific data is handled. By providing the possibility to record a permanent, valid, and immutable chain of research data in real-time, the recognition of scholarly contributions by the MPS research community will […]


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First international blockchain for science: bloxberg

(9 May 2019) Securing scientific information online and worldwide with no risk of manipulation: what almost sounds like magic is now possible – thanks to the latest technologies and logical organization with the help of the decentralized blockchain infrastructure “bloxberg”. The bloxberg consortium was initiated at the beginning of 2019 under the leadership of the […]


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Blockchain unlocks transparency in publishing workflow

(9 May 2019)  Imagine a digital ledger that is permanent and irreversible, and you will begin to understand why blockchain promises so much for the online world. With blockchain, transparency and certainty are guaranteed for every e-transaction. The platform that underlines bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain is already taking up a role in supply chain management, […]


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Blockchain technology may lead to true ebook ownership

(21 Apr 2019)  The vast majority of publishers use DRM to encrypt their ebooks and some retailers like Amazon have their own formats. Publishers have mandated that when you purchase an ebook, you are merely licensing it. There is no true sense of ownership. This has led to a crisis in confidence in the digital format because ebook […]


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Blockchain for everyone: Coursera and ConsenSys launch certificate for non-developers

(5 September 2018) With the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has become one of the hottest topics this year. Though we typically hear about its applications in financial services — more than $6.3 billion has been raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs) in the United States alone – blockchain technology has started to transform […]


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ARTiFACTS and ies Consulting partner to expand use of blockchain-based platform in scholarly communication

Leading academic research consulting firm in Asia-Pacific region to use blockchain-based collaboration platform to enhance visibility of researcher achievements (10 June 2018, Cambridge, MA and Singapore) ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, and Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of […]


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Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press join blockchain for peer review project

(26 April 2018) Taylor & Francis Group have joined the initiative, announced in March 2018, which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the peer-review process. The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This […]


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Everything you always wanted to know about blockchain (but were afraid to ask)

(3 April 2018) In this interview, Joris van Rossum (Director of Special Projects, Digital Science) and author of Blockchain for Research, and Martijn Roelandse (Head of Publishing Innovation, Springer Nature), discuss blockchain in scholarly communications, including the recently launched Peer Review Blockchain initiative. The Scholarly Kitchen has the interview.


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