The Internet Timestamp Service
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Bitcoin Independence Day
Note MD5: 6f03bb2a4ee318736a7899ad2405a415
Prev MD5 HashCash: 340f8b052b421b8f1008169e8f8bc0cd
MD5 HashCash: 201d529449f2b5bd4f8bcae0aea2f827
The file is timestamped at UTC Date/Time:
2017-08-01 13:58:31 UTC
with 118884 confirmations in block number
- ID transaction:
Click here to see the document registration progress. You can add this link to favorites to query progress at any time
What is the registration progress?
When you upload a file to ByteSt@mp, it goes through three phases:
1) if just uploaded, it is in queue to be recorded in the BlockChain (or waiting your payment)
2) then it becomes recorded in BlockChain at some Transaction ID, but it is not yet confirmed by any miner.
3) at last it becomes confirmed . Only at this point it has a timestamp.
To see the registration progress you have to click the above link several times, waiting a few minutes between one and the other.
Or you can upload the same file again and again.
After the phase 3, you can see that the number of confirmation grows. The more the confirmations, more reliable is the timestamp.
If there are very low confirmations and there are network problems, the timestamp could change of few minutes.
The time it takes depends on the time taken by the miners from around the world to solve the block.
We cannot do anything to speed up the process.
But it is precisely the fact of having to wait a few minutes that gives us a reliable timestamp.