WordProof: Ethereum vs. Fake News

At the Blockchain conference „Blockdown 2020“, WordProof from Amsterdam presented a plugin that provides contributions on WordPress with a secure time stamp.

A plugin for the web publishing platform WordPress now allows users to time stamp content on the Ethereum Blockchain. The plugin can help with copyright issues by providing proof of exactly who a particular content originates from. Readers can then be sure that it has not been subsequently altered. With a 60 percent share, WordPress is the top dog par excellence on the market. Around 37 percent of all websites use WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS).

The plugin is implemented by the Amsterdam-based company WordProof. According to media reports, the plans were announced on 22 October at the London virtual conference Blockchains BlockDown 2020.

The time stamp is an extremely important tool in the fight against fake news. It provides a unique fingerprint or hash for the latest version of the content added to the block chain. This is proof that the owner of the content created it and that there was no subsequent editing or manipulation. In addition, the website has a proof of publication time, which can be useful in case of potential copyright conflicts.

WordProof also plans with other CMS

Jelle van der Schoot, Product Director at WordProof, explained his company’s vision at Blockdown 2020. The goal is to be the most user-friendly time stamp tool for use in all content management systems and e-commerce platforms.

Ethereum’s support is an important step towards this goal, so we are very pleased to welcome the Ethereum community!

Jelle van der Schoot, Product Manager at WordProof
WordProof also offers support for EOS and Telos. In July BTC-ECHO had already reported about the WordProof Timestamp Ecosystem. The project was one of the winners of the Innovation Prize of the EU Commission.

Moreover, the crypto sector is increasingly integrated into WordPress. In April 2020, Draper Goren Holm, an incubator for block chain start-ups, unveiled the first DEX plugin for the CMS platform. The plugin enables website owners to use a built-in Decentralized Exchange (DEX), which allows users to exchange between crypto tokens and stablecoins.

The official WordPress site itself already has three pages with plugins that fall under the category of crypto-applications. Among the most popular are a crypto payment portal with over 10,000 active installations and a crypto course ticker widget with over 7,000 active installations.