For the popular content management system (CMS) WordPress, a new plugin has appeared that allows you to set a time stamp in the Epherium blockchain for published articles and notes.
The plugin, developed by the Dutch startup WordProof, should provide a new degree of protection for authorship and increase transparency in the creation of content. It will protect intellectual property, as well as track the path and change of content. At the same time, no special knowledge about distributed registry technology is required to install the plugin.
As reported on the startup website, the timestamp is a “unique and universal fingerprint,” also known as a hash, for each article, page, and other content. If the content changes somehow, then the hash will also change, so the authors will be able to track the changes. Each fingerprint contains the date and time of publication of the post, so users will be able to prove that they have published content at a certain time.
Note that according to W3Techs, the WordPress system is installed on 39% of all websites and occupies a share of 63% in the CMS market. Earlier, the startup WordProof received a grant of 1 million euros from the European Commission for winning the Blockchain for Public Benefit program. The startup beat 175 other teams from Europe.