IPFS-blockchain-based authenticity of online publications

Nishara Nizamuddin, Haya R. Hasan, Khaled Salah

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a solution to provide originality and authenticity of published and posted freely online digital content such as books, music, and movies. Our solution utilizes a blend of newly emerging technologies that primary include (InterPlanetary File System) IPFS and blockchain smart contracts. IPFS is used to store digital content with a high integrity and global accessibility to all, and Ethereum smart contract is used to govern, manage, and provide traceability and visibility into the history of digital content from its origin to the latest version, in a manner that is decentralized and globally accessed with high integrity, resiliency, and transparency. In the paper, our solution is focused on online book publication, but the solution can be a framework that can be easily extendible and adoptable for, to other digital and multimedia content. The full code of our smart contract is provided, with discussion on implementation and testing of its key functionalities.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationBlockchain – ICBC 2018 - 1st International Conference, Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018, Proceedings
EditorsShiping Chen, Liang-Jie Zhang, Harry Wang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages199-212
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319944777
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Event1st International Conference on Blockchain, ICBC 2018 Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10974 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Blockchain, ICBC 2018 Held as Part of the Services Conference Federation, SCF 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period25/06/1830/06/18

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Online publishing
  • Originality
  • Ownership authenticity
  • Smart contracts

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