Using BLOCKY Pallets you can sign data files on a blockchain and then verify those signatures. Each signature produces a unique certificate that allows you and your partners to verify both the integrity of the signed data file and the signature’s timestamp.
Data is at the core of every business. Companies need data for internal decision making, working with partners, and auditing their business practices. But how do we know that the data we rely on is correct?
Unwanted manipulation to data is hard to prevent and harder to detect. Anyone with proper access can change the content of data, intentionally or unintentionally. And once data is manipulated, there is no way to prove its original content. Preventing and detecting data manipulation is key to building trust in data for both internal users and external partners to your organization.
Access controls and security permissions are only preventative measures against unwanted data manipulation. But these are often set and forget policies that go stale quickly. A better solution is to track the integrity of your data, allowing you to rapidly detect alterations and restore previous versions with certainty. That is where Pallets comes in.
Pallets acts as a notary API for digital data, allowing you to verify the integrity of your internal data. With BLOCKY Pallets, you can sign data files on a blockchain and then easily verify those signatures. Each signature produces a unique certificate that allows you to verify the integrity of the signed data file and the signature’s timestamp to you and your company partners. Take Pallets for a test drive with our interactive demo or check out our blog for use cases that fit your company’s needs.
BLOCKY APIs offer several benefits when compared to other blockchain-based approaches to securing data.
Because BLOCKY signs data onto the Ethereum blockchain, your signatures complete in under 30 seconds with timestamps that are precise to 10 seconds. BLOCKY achieves these efficiencies because of Ethereum’s short block times which minimize the duration of writes and keep timestamps accurate. This is significantly faster and more precise than signatures on the Bitcoin network, where signatures can take more than an hour with timestamp precision of 10 minutes.
We protect your data with secure SHA3 hashes, while most similar systems use the less secure SHA256 hashes.
Most similar systems are exclusively cloud-based; however, our API backend can be deployed in the cloud or on your premises, allowing us to white label our API so you can seamlessly integrate BLOCKY’s products into your own.
We charge for file signatures but allow our clients to perform verification for free, making it easy to share signed data with your partners, who can verify data without having a contract with BLOCKY. And client-based verification means that you can continue to verify your data in perpetuity.
Pallets is an API that allows users to sign and verify files using a blockchain integration. The Blocky Sign File operation generates a digital signature of your intended file and writes this to a blockchain. The output of this operation is a certificate allowing the user to reference the file signature for data verification.
The Blocky Verify File command compares the signature of a signed file with its signature on the blockchain. This returns a binary response indicating if the file has changed or not. Matching these two signatures proves the integrity of the file in question.