A WordPress plugin has been developed which enables publishers to timestamp their content on Ethereum for immutability and copyright protection. The plugin for the WordPress web publishing platform now lets users protect their copyrights issues on the blockchain.
This plugin helps determine the proof of who created a piece of content and then reassure readers it has not been changed. Today, WordPress powers almost 37% of all sites and has an approximately 60% share of the CMS market.
WordProof, the Amsterdam-based company announced at the London BlockDown 2020 3D virtual blockchain conference about the development on October 22. Timestamping is crucial since it offers a unique fingerprint, identity or hash, for the latest version of the content that has already been added to the blockchain.
This strategy offers proof that the owner of a content created it, and it has not been tampered with or edited. Moreover, the site has proof of publishing time that can be used for possible copyright challenges.
Jelle van der Schoot, the head of Product at WordProof, said that the company’s vision is to be the highly user-friendly timestamping tool for use throughout all content management systems and e-commerce platforms. WordProof is also known to support EOS and Telos.
“Adding support for Ethereum marks an important step towards achieving this goal, so we’re excited to welcome the Ethereum community!”
Cryptocurrency is majorly being integrated into WordPress. In April this year, Draper Goren Holm, a blockchain startup incubator, launched the first DEX plugin for the CMS platform. The platform enables site owners to integrate a built-in DEX that enables users to exchange between stablecoins and crypto tokens.
The official WordPress website already has three pages of plugins categorized as crypto. A crypto payments portal is the most popular with more than 10,000 active installations coupled with a cryptocurrency price ticker widget that has more than 7,000 active installations.