More than a password manager: few days ago Clipperz released a restyling that marks the official entry of the company in the blockchain market. Clipperz is now a confidential notary service built on the Bitcoin blockchain that will help companies and individuals to protect and manage intellectual property rights.
The Bitcoin blockchain is a public ledger of all transactions in the Bitcoin network. Many of the most interesting non-financial applications of this revolutionary technology use the blockchain as a public, decentralized and auditable public record. Clipperz will make it easy for everyone to register any kind of intellectual property in art, science or business.
Today claiming ownership of an invention, a song, an illustration or any other artwork is an expensive, slow and heavily centralized process, involving public institutions (like copyright and patent offices) and private companies (like collecting societies).
Now thanks to Clipperz, creators are able to quickly and easily create a permanent, immutable record on the Bitcoin blockchain and get a legally valid certificate to prove ownership, existence and integrity. Clipperz is building a future where digital creators actually own what they make.
But what makes Clipperz unique when compared to other timestamping services? Confidentiality! Users get their works certified while keeping them completely private, even to Clipperz! Moreover the service is completely decentralized and does not rely on any privately stored data. It means that any third party can verify a Clipperz certificate just using blockchain data and nothing else.
Clipperz has been working on its zero-knowledge architecture pioneering in-browser encryption for almost ten years. It gained a strong reputation in the security community and it has been offering its well known online password manager for free since 2007 serving a small but loyal user base. And since December 2015, users are not limited to passwords and other textual data, but can locally encrypt and remotely store files up to 100 MB.
The new blockchain notarization service preserves this unique architecture for privacy, a crucial feature when dealing with original content and novel ideas.
Please follow us on Twitter for more updates.