Since our public launch of the Content Blockchain Project in May 2017 we have been progressing fast. This is a short report to keep you updated about the project and give some insight about what is happening publicly and behind the scenes.
On its annual meeting on 8 May 2019 in Ottawa, ISO/TC 46/SC 9 decided to accept the International Standard Content Code (ISCC) as a Preliminary Work Item (PWI) and to establish a working group with experts from various countries and media sectors to continue the joint effort to work on a global standard for digital content identification within ISO TC 46/SC 9. Read on
At Frankfurt Bookfair 2018 (13 October 2018) the Content Blockchain Project invited publishers, innovators, executives, developers and other stakeholders of the media industry to a networking event during the THEARTS+ conference. Read on
As a result, after registration of the content identifier and Smart License, it will be possible for apps to search the data on the Content Blockchain and locate entries for ISCC and Smart Licenses in the respective data streams. A Smart License is thus to be considered as an openly published content offering by a rights owner on a public blockchain. Read on
Just like the ISCC unequivocally and inseparably links any specific content to a specific ID, the Smart License unequivocally and inseparably links a specific content to its associated license terms (one or multiple licenses), respectively links specific license terms to a specific content. Read on
The Content Blockchain Project is building the foundational tools that enable journalists, publishers, and media start-ups to create new innovative products, services and business models in the open blockchain economy. Read on
For the image-ID component of the ISCC – that is, the content ID of image files – we need a hash function which, for minor changes to the file, produces an identical hash, or rather one that is as similar as possible while producing a small number of false positive collisions. Read on
There are different ways to interact with a blockchain network. One can either just use a wallet in order to effectuate transactions, or one can participate in the network by running one’s own node, which then becomes a part of the network’s infrastructure. Read on