KnowledgeArc and the Blockchain

Academia and the Blockchain compliment each other. KnowledgeArc are developing ways to work with blockchain technologies in an academic context.

Persistent Identifiers

The old way:

Persistent identifiers are centralized. 

They are no longer persistent if you don’t pay your subscription. (more than the cost of a yearly domain registration)

Modern persistence:

A decentralized network of persistent identifiers, verified by all users.

Accessing persistent identifiers: either via an ipid protocol or via the http protocol.


Single Sign On

Decentralized authentication.

Author/Researcher Identification

Users manage their own profiles.


Unique, persistent identification of a citation.