A plugin for the WordPress internet publishing platform now permits customers to timestamp content material on the Ethereum blockchain.
The plugin may also help with copyright points, proof of who created a chunk of content material, and to reassure readers it has not been altered. WordPress at the moment powers round 37% of all web sites and has a 60% share of the CMS market.
Amsterdam-based WordProof made the announcement on the London BlockDown 2020 3D digital blockchain convention on October 22.
Timestamping is essential as a result of it offers a singular fingerprint, or hash, for the newest model of the content material which has been added to the blockchain. This offers proof that the proprietor of the content material created it, and it has not been edited or tampered with. Moreover, the web site has proof of publishing time, which can be utilized for potential copyright conflicts.
Head of Product at WordProof, Jelle van der Schoot, said the corporate’s imaginative and prescient is to be essentially the most user-friendly timestamping software to be used throughout all content material administration methods and e-commerce platforms. WordProof additionally helps EOS and Telos.
“Including assist for Ethereum marks an essential step in the direction of attaining this purpose, so we’re excited to welcome the Ethereum group!”
Crypto is more and more being built-in into WordPress. In April 2020 a blockchain startup incubator referred to as Draper Goren Holm, unveiled the primary DEX plugin for the CMS platform. The plugin permits web site house owners to characteristic a inbuilt DEX that enables customers to change between crypto tokens and stablecoins.
The official WordPress website itself already has three pages of plugins categorized as crypto. The most well-liked embody a crypto funds portal with over 10,000 lively installations, and a crypto worth ticker widget with over 7,000 lively installations.