One year blockchain for document revisions
The Documentchain was founded about a year ago. Since then, it has enabled users to perform tamper-proof document revisions in the distributed blockchain.
Recently we started a public testnet, revised the DMS Core technically and introduced a wallet for macOS. Within one year, miners and masternode operators have found each other and documents are regularly stored in Documentchain. A small success project could be established to our joy. Now in autumn and winter 2019 we will publish more extensive innovations - but before it is time, we look back on the development so far:
The Blockchain starts with the Wallet DMS Core "Alice". This is followed by first tests with selected DMS users in document revision.
It becomes serious for the document revision: With the publication of DMS Core "Bob" an API interface for the tamper-proof document revision is integrated and used by the archiving software Office Manager DMS. This enables Office Manager users to revise documents in the blockchain.
It is also time to make the project public: Users and press representatives are informed about the project and the website dms.cash is set up. From the first day on, users receive information, instructions and support about the Documentchain here.
No blockhain technology without cryptocurrency and no cryptocurrency without mining: With the release of DMS Core "Carol" a simple mining possibility is published, with which users can mine coins in the wallet without needing additional mining software. With this solo mining, users can provide the network with computing power and are rewarded with DMS coins.
Integration into the software "Gonz@les Document Runner", a document management solution for private users. This makes it possible for private users to archive documents in the blockchain in a tamper-proof manner.
The website dms.cash will be further expanded, will receive additional, detailed instructions and interactive support pages with wallet screenshots. Transactions and document revisions can also be viewed in the new Block Explorer. In the Faucet, visitors can now receive 0.1 DMS Coin for free once a day. This is the fee for one document protection.
The release of DMS Core "Dave" brings extensive enhancements. In particular, document revision is now possible directly in the wallet: Users can secure their documents without further (DMS) software and prove at any later time that a document was available in exactly this version at the moment of saving and has not been changed since.
The dms.cash website receives its English counterpart.
Although there hasn't been a big announcement in the crypto community yet, several miners and operators of masternodes have been found over the last months. Especially pleasing is the fact that meanwhile documents are deposited regularly. There are now not only Office Manager users, but also users of the Wallet.
A public Documentchain testnet was introduced at the end of the month for the preliminary checking of new functions. Such a procedure is customary for all seriously operated blockchain projects, so that changes to blockchain parameters and new functions are first activated in the testnet and only published in mainnet after successful tests.
DMS Core "Erin" opens DMS Core for further user groups: In addition to the previous Windows and Linux versions, DMS Core is now available for Mac users.
In the meantime, the technical press has also become attentive: Reports in c´t 17/2019, the Austrian Computerwelt, Compliance-Magazin and other online and print media are dedicated to the Documentchain and its benefits.
We are working diligently on further innovations and are planning a new website with a modern look for autumn as well as more publications in the crypto community. We are also working on being listed on a crypto exchange for trading DMS coins in the winter of 2019. As usual, we will keep you up to date.