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Ascribe Timestamps Comics on the Bitcoin Blockchain

Whilst Blockchain technology is most often associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, there is use of the technology for other services.

An article from AllCoinsNews in July highlighted Berlin-based company Ascribe, a startup providing IP and copyright tracking and protection using Bitcoin’s Blockchain. The company has continued to expand and they now count Titanium Comics as a user of their blockchain-based ownership platform.

Being one of the first companies to sell their comics in bitcoins, Titanium Comics continues to revolutionize the comic book industry – not only with their unique storylines and characters, but also by offering digital limited editions of their work.

Titanium Comics has been eager to praise the services and possibilities offered by Ascribe, highlighting the significant benefits of using it to protect and monitor their IP.

Creating a timestamped record on the blockchain not only allows the company to have evidence of ownership which is as safe as Joshua Arcane (one of their characters – pretty much invulnerable thanks to being protected by one of Lucifer’s daughters – awesome!), but also reduces the amount of time and money spent on traditional forms of IP and copyright protection. With such a quick and easy process available to them, all their effort can go into producing future comics.

However, possibly even more useful is the opportunity this provides for Titanium Comics, other publishers and companies to produce limited or special editions of works. The ease of assessing the authenticity of assets by checking the Blockchain means that fans and collectors can feel secure in purchasing genuine, exclusive copies. By providing a safe channel for the sale, sharing or otherwise transferring of their IP, companies can feel confident in utilizing technology and digital media to reduce their outputs for physical assets: saving money on printing, shipping, binding and the like only increases the efficiency of the business.

Using Ascribe’s services in this manner, Titanium Comics and other customers are able to specify their own limitations on distribution and therefore they have been to provide unique products for their customers. This has allowed them to keep their focus on creating further comics, and anything that brings more superheroes into the world gets two thumbs up from me!

Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.
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