Dutch software start-up DOKKZ has released the first beta release of DOKKZ. This is a subscription-based SaaS application which enables users to create trusted digital documents that anyone can validate – anytime and anywhere.
Speaking about the release, DOKKZ CEO Donald Mulders commented: “What Dokkz does is allow people to easily create trusted digital documents. It offers a way where you can have an attestation of when and by whom a document was made, as well as a way to check whether it has been modified or tampered with by using the Bitcoin SV blockchain. The challenge that we took up in creating DOKKZ was to build a user-friendly product that anyone can use intuitively, regardless of their technical ability. DOKKZ was designed to be used in an office environment by people who may have never heard of Bitcoin, using the power of the technology without any of the complexity.”
In the digital era, businesses can no longer rely on professionally printed stationery or watermarks as a tool to establish quickly the authenticity of documents. In addition, altering or falsifying digital documents has become all too easy plus the process for validating documents has become too cumbersome.
With a digital document, the position is worse. It is no longer practical, or sensible, to assume that the content of each document is unchanged and in its original form. In consequence, businesses and individuals exist in a world where increasingly people work remotely and/or virtually: this world is vulnerable to ever more types of fraud and dishonesty. DOKKZ believes it has a blockchain-backed solution.
The DOKKZ approach
DOKKZ enables users to create trusted digital documents. Using the DOKKZ platform:
- users log in to their dashboard to register documents
- this generates a checksum (in the browser) – which ensures the contents of each document remains private while extracting identifying metadata.
Users can also add information to provide context and clarify the purpose of the document when validated. The metadata then registers and records onto the Bitcoin SV blockchain which:
- creates an immutable record of the registration
- establishes trust between parties when transacting digitally.
Any information that is designated sensitive is storable off-chain. The advantage is this ensures compliance with privacy regulations, such as the GDPR.
Once a document has registered, anyone who has received a copy of the original can verify the authenticity of a document. To do this a recipient simply drags and drops the document on dokkz.com – with no account required. Upon validation, the registrant’s name and logo become visible, along with:
- the original document name
- time of registration
- context of the document
- direct access to the blockchain registration.
Enterprise Times: what does this mean
As more and more of commerce becomes digital, the challenges of being sure documents are genuine are rising. This is universal, whether for an individual (say, buying a home) or a business involved in a complex supply chain.
By using DOKKZ, users can establish the authenticity and trustworthiness of a digital document – though only if it has already been registered. For those who are interested in trying out this blockchain service, the beta release is available for use now. One caveat: the DOKKZ site/service appears to be in a mix of Dutch and English. It also has minimal information about details of the service. This suggests that committing any document with valuable information would be risky as this moment. Furthermore, there is no information about future costs (presumably the beta is free to use).