There are many instances when we must verify the authenticity of a file – from property records to court documents, to archived backup files. Acronis Notary uses blockchain technology to create a method of confirming data is original and unaltered.
In ancient times, a king’s seal would provide proof that an order was genuine. Later, public notaries were entrusted to verify a document’s authenticity. Today blockchain technology provides a way to certify a digital document’s authenticity.
Acronis Notary creates a one-of-a-kind, mathematical marker for a file and registers it in the public blockchain ledger. The marker (or hash) is so completely unique that it can provide indisputable proof later that the data is original and unaltered.
That means you can guarantee a backup’s integrity, prove a document was created on a certain date, or show a legal chain of custody.
For examples of how blockchain data certification can be used in the real world, click here.