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Ethereum Archive – Embargoing

The concept of embargoing in the digital asset management world consists of making an item private until a particular point in time. There are various reasons for doing this. Maybe only select users are allowed to view the material for a particular amount of time; there may be a paywall, whereby only paying customers may…

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Ethereum Archive – Viewing an Item

In the post Ethereum as a Decentralized Archive we developed a simple item contract for archiving. The item held the hash of a file along with metadata describing the file. What we now need is a way to view an item contract on the Ethereum network. The easiest way is to display the item in…

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Blockchain’s Impact on Academia

Blockchain is the new buzz word and is generating a lot of excitement around financial industries. However, the blockchain has a number of other very useful applications not necessarily targeted at the exchange of money. Bitcoin The most well known blockchain implementation is Bitcoin. Bitcoin uses the blockchain as a giant, decentralized ledger of financial…