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Select Your document

Add your file by dragging it into the browser or using the file selector below.

Fund Your Anchor

Send Bitcoin Cash to the address provided and fund your blockchain anchor.

Sign To The Blockchain

Your file will be forever signed into the blockchain with a unique address and timestamp.

View Your Proof

See your proof on the blockchain by checking the transaction in a block explorer.

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Document Privacy

Your file never leaves your computer. Rather, your web browser computes the cryptographic hash of your file, and that is the only data sent to us. We know nothing about the contents of your document.

How it works

  1. Add your file by dragging it into the browser or using the file selector above.
  2. Follow the prompt to send Bitcoin Cash and fund your blockchain anchor.
  3. See your proof on the blockchain by checking the transaction in a block explorer.

Be your own Notary

Prove timestamped existence of a document without trusted third parties.


Historically, governments acted as trusted third parties by issuing important life documents (like property titles, drivers licenses, and birth certificates).

Pre-bitcoin document proof was characterized by Greco-Roman columns, long lines, unpleasant demeanors, ceremonial vestments, and poor building maintenance.

Today, these roles can be automated.


With Notary, you can create your own universal timestamped proof of a document's existence.

A cryptographic digest of your document will be stored in the Bitcoin Cash blockchain, linking it to the time of submission.

Your document could be anything, from an input-constrained form like conventional government documents to a full-resolution movie or location-stamped image.


Trustlessly backing up important documents allows you to prove existence even when an official version goes missing.

You control your own information — your document's contents are not stored in the blockchain or ever exposed.

Prove your document existed by comparing the blockchain entry of your document's cryptographic digest to your actual document (if and when the need arises).


Prove data ownership

In most jurisdictions, applying for a patent or proving ownership of copyrighted material involves unpleasant (and wildly expensive) third parties. With Notary, you can prove ownership of information at a given time without revealing the actual information.

Example 1: United States Patent Office versus personal use of Notary


U.S. Patent Office


Costs more than $10,000 USD and takes more than a year to process
Can only be upheld by expensive third parties in robes
Immediate, inexpensive confirmation
Trivially upheld by supra-legal mathematical postulates
Participation is voluntary

Prove data integrity

Some documents, like property titles, have important consequences linked to changes in the document over time. You can use Notary to prove that a document has existed in an unchanged form. Prove your document did not change by matching your file's cryptographic digest at some future date to the one you stored in the blockchain with Notary.

Example 2: Conventional Title Insurance versus personal use of Notary


Title Insurance


Costs about $5,000
Mostly exists to promote illusion of ownership
Ultimately subject to political climate
May be violently over-ruled, but never deleted or disproven
Participation is voluntary

Prove data existed at a certain time

The Bitcoin Cash blockchain is globally distributed and requires proof of work to update. Your submission forever proves the existence of your document in its current state at the time of your submission.

Example 3: Government-issued Birth Certificate versus selfie with infant, added to Notary


Birth Certificate


Physically degrades with time
Can only be accessed by calling parents, waiting, and hoping
Validity depends on trusted issuer
Immutable; permanently and privately accessible from your phone
Participation is voluntary

Practical considerations

In most of the world, humans are still required to participate in multiple forms of conventional document proof. As reputation and identity become key components of the digital world, the existence of a voluntary alternative will support information privacy and ownership.

Recent documents registered

  Document Hash Timestamp
d458a86e0c0a463c​db558a4bfe628bf8​0df3c9fc116cd79d​1a3eb83261af14d5 2018-05-31 20:48:06 UTC
c911c3bd281125e3​b388aff1e038b86f​e08fab421363c09c​3da149815028867e 2018-05-31 17:46:23 UTC
52a3ec5f037e24b3​462afbfa00b6c592​02cfcd92aed778b0​8457b4f74014576a 2018-05-31 08:42:43 UTC
79b30561fa8c51d7​2761ae756efde2e0​ba0059b40b2082bc​dc13a6eb8f762b97 2018-05-29 10:02:23 UTC
a97ec69671464781​a6df3688104e5aed​55eb549546f5c1d3​9b05224ffcd7b9e1 2018-05-29 06:45:49 UTC

Recent blockchain anchors

  Document Hash Timestamp
2e486c50582af7bf​5024c4ca486fbb51​2df37376b98f15c8​58fd2b987c35de50 2018-05-29 13:03:11 UTC
72146c0682ee552b​84aec78c1953daf7​6375b18307b6127d​17066ec0ad9b124d 2018-05-27 09:44:16 UTC
8e197dc111cf9e1a​f239a19f7b60d9a0​80d12998753094ea​865cf6c887c1e351 2018-05-23 02:00:52 UTC
605c931b05249e59​93d8f6b7453b47b0​c17be9e5e6a78505​a57e595b6277053a 2018-05-21 15:31:17 UTC
71a8f262880068a4​a1cf64a028f9babe​3a6e20f393fe302b​d7beb4fdd31c7a9b 2018-05-11 12:36:10 UTC
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