Blockchain for Documents
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Blockchain for Documents

What do blockchain and PDF have in common? Security

About the Book

Does this story sound familiar?

You have send out some contracts in PDF to yourclients, and would like to be able to track real time who has already singed the document, and with whom it is now. 

You've paid a digital invoice of your supplier, and afterwards it seemed to be fake - you were a victim of invoicing fraude.

These issues and many more can now be solved by Blockchain. 

What blockchain and PDF have in common?

Blockchain has become well-known because of its use with Bitcoin, but there are several lesser known applications of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

This eBook focuses on how you can use Blockchain in combination with PDFs to write applications.

This eBook will explain you everything tou need to get started with blockchain for documents:

  • How to reduce the complexity of your code when needing digital signing and verification functionality,
  • How to assure the integrity and authenticity of a document, and
  • How to automate your document-oriented workflows.

Table of contents

  1. Why iText and Blockchain?
  2. Basic Concepts (Glossary)
  3. PDF and Digital Signatures
  4. Advantages of using Blockchain for Signing PDF Documents
  5. When Contracts aren't Smart Contracts
  6. Use Cases

About the Author

iText Software
iText Software

iText is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the digital document space. The company’s flagship product is an open source software library to create and manipulate PDF documents in Java and .NET (C#). There are currently millions of iText users, both open source (AGPL) and commercial. iText’s customers (software developers, technology vendors, software integrators) span the fields of technology, financial, public, government and health care sectors including many of the Fortune 500 companies. iText has dedicated international teams with offices in Belgium (Ghent), South Korea (Seoul), Singapore and in the USA (Boston). 

Table of Contents

  • Why iText and Blockchain?
    • The Dematerialization of the Document
    • How to turn a threat into an opportunity?
    • What’s the market?
  • Basic Concepts (Glossary)
    • Concepts related to Blockchain:
    • Concepts related to PDF
    • About our Blockchain patents
  • PDF and Digital Signatures
    • Requirements that PDF digital signatures need to meet
    • Creating a digital signature for PDF
    • Are our initial requirements met?
    • Potential problems inherent to digital signatures and PDF
  • Advantages of using Blockchain for Signing PDF documents
    • How Blockchain can make you love the things you hate about PAdES
    • When not to use this approach?
  • When Contracts aren’t Smart Contracts
  • Use cases
    • Invoices
    • Supply chain
    • Port of Antwerp
    • Avoid Link rot
    • Asset management
    • Last will and testament
    • Sensitive information
    • There’s more

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