The Max Planck Digital Library runs together with the bloxberg consortium the bloxberg blockchain.
If you are interested to find out more about bloxberg, feel free to go to https://bloxberg.org/ or search within the Knowledge Base; you'll also find some information about bloxberg here.
The combination of both services will be continously expanded, but for now you can already benefit from the unique advantages a blockchain provides. Go to any file that you own or that has been shared with you and you will see the bloxberg icon (as shown below). When you click the icon, your file will be hashed and digitally signed on the bloxberg blockchain. You'll receive a notification and an email with the relevant information to show the file has been certified by you.
A certified file has some useful properties:
- The hash is unique to the exact file you've just certified and cannot be reproduced by anyone with any other file (or even another version of that specific file).
- With the transaction ID you've received, you can prove via the bloxberg blockchain, that this specific file has been certified by you at the specific time. If you haven't seperatly stored the certified version, you can simply restore or download the file by using Keeper's history feature. Take the file, vertify it again and you will have the same hash. Reconcile it with the previous transaction by using https://certify.bloxberg.org/verify and proof your initial certification.
- You can also use the feature to make sure you are using the exact version of a file you wanted to use. You've uploaded some raw data to be used months later? Certify the file now and before you want to use it. Both hashes will be the same and you can be certain it contains the same data - without only the slightest adjustment.