Join GitHub today
Timestamp manuscripts with OpenTimestamps #274
This pull request adds manuscript proof of existence to part 2 above. It uses OpenTimestamps to create manuscript timestamps (manuscirpt hashes that go into a Merkle tree whose root is written to the Bitcoin blockchain). The
OpenTimestamps by @petertodd is very innovative... it's low cost to run and scales since users store the relevant path through the Merkle tree themselves. OpenTimestamps is still alpha, so it may not be all smooth sailing.
Alerting @ctb and @profjsb, since we discussed proof of existence for science at the Moore Investigator Symposium. Also tagging @bgcarlisle who's blogged about timestamping science using bitcoin. Thoughts and code review appreciated.
Some potential shortcomings of the current implementation: