Storing, sharing and improving communal information
This service came into existence to answer the question of where to store digital records about objects of historical interest held in private collections. Institutions such as museums or universities usually own or have access to their own systems for storing digital records about the objects in their collections, but what about information that is not associated with an institution? Where should that information be stored and how can the integrity of that information be proved?
An open and decentralised solution for creating records is the answer.
“Records” are a key concept here: a record is a collection of information that cannot be altered. Once a collection of information is defined as a record it should not be possible to alter it.
Traditionally this as been achieved by having systems managed by trusted third party institutions, however, this is no longer necessary.
Bitknowledge provides an easy way to create verifiably unalterable records using the market leading decentralised and open source IPFS protocol. We also offer a variety of ongoing storage commitments and support options here.
This service has been designed to create records for physical objects however it can be used for any information of potential value. It could be about an object, a place, an idea, a theory, a definition, an explanation or whatever else you can think of. In an age where digital information can seem fleeting and ephemeral, a permanent record inscribed on open and decentralised storage offers a solution.