KnowledgeArc and the Blockchain
Academia and the Blockchain compliment each other. KnowledgeArc are developing ways to work with blockchain technologies in an academic context.
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)
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
Users manage their own profiles.
Unique, persistent identification of a citation.