National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Considers Blockchain to Verify Records Amid Rise in Deepfake Videos
The National Archives and Records Administration is exploring whether blockchain technology can help records management officials keep track of their vast stores of information, following the successful rollout of the emerging technology elsewhere in government.
“Alternative information has become a challenge to how the public consumes information,” Douglas said Monday during a presentation at the agency’s Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group.
NARA already tested a version of this technology last year, when it released nearly 20,000 government documents on the 1963 assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. Douglas explained that each of the bulk downloads included a “hash” in the metadata that allows users to validate that the digital material had not been altered.
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