How to make Records private in RecordsKeeper Blockchain?

RecordsKeeper Blockchain is built as Public Open Source Platform to share data globally but it still supports multiple features you can use to make the data private over the RecordsKeeper Blockchain.

  1. RecordsKeeper Private Chain: RecordsKeeper is provided as an open source platform, so you can use the RecordsKeeper codebase to create your own private chains. This provides the functionality for access rights to you and you can grant permissions accordingly so that the data is shared only between the authorized users.
  2. Encrypting Records before Publishing on the RecordsKeeper Blockchain: This method utilizes the RecordsKeeper public Blockchain but gives you a process so that only the authorized users have the access to the data shared over the Blockchain. Over the RecordsKeeper Blockchain, all the users have their own private and public keys. This step can be divided into the number of sub-steps:
  • The user who wants to share data privately with the other users receives the public addresses of the other users through a secure channel.
  • User encrypts the data using his/her private key.
  • The user again encrypts the data using the other authorized users public key thus creating a separate entity for each user who wants to access the data. This encryption makes sure that only the authorized users have the access to the data and no other user even if they have the publishers public key can access data.
  • The user publishes the data over the RecordsKeeper Blockchain, creating a separate transaction for each authorized user.
  • User shares the transaction id with the authorized users.
  • Now authorized users can read the data from the transaction but it is still encrypted.
  • Authorised users use their private keys to decrypt the data, which still has one more level of encryption.
  • Publisher shares his/her public key with authorized users through a secure channel.
  • Authorised users now can decrypt the data to get the original record using the publishers public key.

This makes sure that your data is secure and safely distributed among the interested parties. You can then use the key pairs from the RecordsKeeper for the whole process, or you can generate your own key pairs using any other 3rd party Cryptography libraries.

Please make sure that you do not share your private key in the complete process.

How to participate in XRK Airdrop?

RecordsKeeper is providing a free distribution of XRK tokens to anyone making the request for the same. You can receive the XRK tokens by following simple steps, but before we get started, please make sure to:

  1. Never disclose your private key, if it is necessary to empty your wallet and or create a new one.
  2. RecordsKeeper does not store your private key and any parties asking for your private key for XRK, are not part of the RecordsKeeper.

Let’s get started: 

  • Step 2: Fill in the details with your name, email referral code (if any) and your RecordsKeeper public address.
  • Step 3: If you don’t have a valid RecordsKeeper wallet or RecordsKeeper address with you then you can click on the “Create a new XRK Wallet here” link to generate a new RecordsKeeper wallet. You can follow How to create & restore XRK wallet : https://www.recordskeeper.co/blog/create-restore-xrk-wallet/ How to Blog Posts

 

  • Step 4: Once you have filled in all the details you can click on “Get XRK Tokens”. This will send you a confirmation email to the email address provided by you.

  • Step 5: Click on “Claim 5 XRK Tokens” to get your free XRK coins.

  • Step 6: You can see your transaction by clicking on the link provided in the confirmation message, you can also check your balance by providing the address in the RecordsKeeper wallet available at https://wallet.recordskeeper.co/

You can utilize the free XRK tokens to publish data and make transactions over the RecordsKeeper Blockchain.

In case of any query, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Press Release: RecordsKeeper – An Open Public Ecosystem for Record Keeping & Data Security

Last few years turned the spotlight onto the Blockchain Technology, and the rest, as they say, is history in the making. Right from basics, everyday financial decisions to unprecedented social and economic impact, we believe that Blockchain has what it takes to change how the world functions.

However, experts believe that the full potential of the incredible Blockchain Technology isn’t yet explored. With every passing day, new use-cases are emerging for Blockchain Technology. Every industry is solving old-age problems or making the entire system more efficient with the help of the Blockchain. But the surface has barely been scratched when it comes to the massive impact.

With the same belief, we are happy to announce, RecordsKeeper – an Open Public Ecosystem (with Mine-able Blockchain) for Record Keeping & Data Security.

Founded by Toshendra Sharma & Rohendra Singh in the November of 2016, RecordsKeeper platform is built to store, share, and manage data-objects safely in the form of a key-value pair with each Blockchain transaction. The ecosystem is fueled by “XRK” tokens which are used to pay the transaction fees based of record size for every record published and is being collected by the miners as a reward for their efforts to conform the transaction over Blockchain using proof-of-work consensus.

The RecordsKeeper’s Private Blockchain can also be set up in any local infrastructure or cloud. Alternatively, users can directly use RecordsKeeper’s Public Blockchain which is maintained by hundreds of miners already and more are joining this mining pool every day. RecordsKeeper consists of passionate developers, marketers, and Blockchain-specialists who believe in what the platform offer to the world at large.

RecordsKeeper Blockchain solution for record keeping and data security

Since the platform is based on the Blockchain Technology, which also powers Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies, the data stored on it cannot be deleted, tampered, or edited in any form by anyone including the owner of the Data. This decentralized outlook on how data stored is what makes RecordsKeeper a powerful platform.

Records published on RecordsKeeper are:

  • Immutable in nature
  • Verifiable without any trusted third party
  • Private, if encrypted before publishing
  • Authentic, cannot be created for old dates
  • Non-repudiable, once published cannot be denied

Several use-cases for the RecordsKeeper emerges due to fundamental nature of query-able key-value pair based storage system. Some of them are:

Check out the RecordsKeeper Tools & Resources at below links:

RecordsKeeper’s public ledger also offers unlimited storage of data along with encrypted storage. By sending a transaction, this data can be shared with the interested parties. Due to the immutability of this public database, it can be used by millions of users to share and store records in verifiable formats.

As of today, a new block of data is being created every 15 seconds which can be maximum of 8MB with permission Proof-of-Work Consensus. And, for the RecordsKeeper’s team, this is just a beginning.

In case of any query, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Data security on Recordskeeper

Documents or records stored on RecordKeeper are very safe due to Blockchain & Asymmetric Key Cryptography (aka Public-Key Cryptography). This pair (Blockchain & Asymmetric Key Cryptography) help us achieving the 4 major aspects of security with high confidence in lesser cost. While in traditional technology you have to invest a lot to achieve these below 4 aspects of security.:

Also, all 4 major aspects of security can be achieved in RecordsKeeper’s Blockchain

  • Confidentiality.
  • Integrity.
  • Availability.
  • Non-repudiation.

Blockchain: Since Blockchain is a decentralized ledger & store everything immutably, it is highly secured. In short, it means it is very very difficult as well as expensive to forge or modify a transaction and it is extremely easy to detect the inconsistency & forged data/transaction/stored information. So nobody can modify or forge the data stored in Blockchain. Hence Integrity, Availability & Non-repudiation can be achieved with Blockchain easily. But What if someone read my documents? The answer to this question is in Cryptography.

Asymmetric Key Cryptography: It is a method of locking digital documents using two different Keys. Everything you store in Blockchain is locked with your one key (Public-Key) hence It can only be unlocked using your another key which will be in your mind. Until unless you share your passphrase with the hacker, computationally it is impossible to hack/guess the keys & unlock your stored files.

This above set of technology makes your documents unchangeable, incorruptible, undeletable, and unreadable for anyone except you. Isn’t it cool?  🙂

What is a use case for Large Businesses with Intra-Businesses setup?

For Large Business (BFSI, Telecom, Healthcare, Supply-chain)

Let’s say, for example, Kotak Bank has implemented our solution in-house to save time & money avoiding redundancy in KYC within the Bank. Below steps will result in saving cost & time through Intra-Bank KYC Blockchain model.Let’s say Kotak Bank has implemented our solution in-house to save time & money avoiding redundancy in KYC within the Bank. Below steps will result in saving cost & time through Intra-Bank KYC Blockchain model.

Let’s say Kotak Bank has implemented our solution in-house to save time & money avoiding redundancy in KYC within the Bank. Below steps will result in saving cost & time through Intra-Bank KYC Blockchain model.

Step 1: Kotak Customer applies for Bank account with Kotak and uploads the documents for KYC on Kotak’s website.
Step 2: Kotak Bank verifies the Identity by doing the KYC & upload the documents (via APIs) to the RecordsKeeper’s Blockchain (Implemented in-house in Kotak’s infra- structure)
Step 3: Kotak Opens the account & also gives “Kotak KYC ID” to the customer and also maps it to customer’s account.

Step 4: Now the same customer wants to apply for term insurance with Kotak for 3 Crore.Step 5: Customer only has to share the “Kotak KYC ID” while applying for term insurance and Bank will get KYC from customer’s account. Only additional documents can be added to the Blockchain if missing.

Step 6: Kotak can rely on the KYC documents safety & immutability because it is on Private Blockchain in a distributed manner. Also giving them high availability without relying on the central system for records keeping.

Step 7: Kotak can now produce the documents in front of regulators while proving the KYC docs directly from the Blockchain with just one click.

Step 8: Kotak can also share their customers KYC docs with the associate companies & departments externally in a highly secure manner.

How RecordsKeeper is aligned with Records Management Regulations ?

RecordsKeeper Blockchain-centric solution is built to store, share and manage your information in the safest fashion. Once your data is over the RecordsKeeper Blockchain, it cannot be deleted, tampered or modified even by the data owner. The only difference between a traditional database storage platform and RecordsKeeper is that Recordskeeper stores docs in Blockchain immutably & securely in a distributed manner while other database storage platform store them in Traditional (MySQL/Oracle) DBs, which are mutable, has central storage as well as control hence making them less secure.

Documents stored in RecordsKeeper can be accessed back in the same formats they are stores. For eg. Documents stored as PDF will be accessed as PDF, JPEG will be accessed as JPEG etc. This makes us compliant with “ISO 15489 Information and documentation — Records management” which specifically deals with the Records Keeping & Management in Corporations.

How does RecordsKeeper work?

RecordsKeeper is an Open Public Mineable Blockchain for RecordKeeping & Data Security. It offers a full suite of structured and easily accessible record keeping for organizations and individuals. Record Keeper creates a platform for structured storage over the decentralized network for the ease of data access and security between peers. The Record Keeper capitalizes over the pros of the Blockchain network to create an ecosystem for secure transfer, authorization, integrity, and authenticity of data.

Here is a demo of how Recordskeeper work 

Step 1: Introduction

Register yourself on Recordskeeper Blockchain by providing your name and email I’d to store your documents in the records keeper 

Step 2: Get XRK token

Generate XRK wallet to upload data on the Recordskeeper Blockchain; it is necessary to have an XRK wallet to upload data on the XRK wallet.

After generating the XRK wallet, you will be provided with the public & private key. Download the keys and keep it save for the further transactions.

If you already have an XRK wallet, enter your private key and start uploading the data on the Recordskeeper Blockchain.

 

 

Step 3: Create Record

Here, you can start recording your data into the Recordskeeper Blockchain.

Follow the instructions to enter data into the Recordskeeper Blockchain

  • Enter your data identifier which is associated with your data, and it will be publically visible on the blockchain
  • Enter your data, which may be in any format like JSON, digest, hex code, text, e.t.c.

Step 4: Review Data

Now review the data carefully, which you have entered to be stored on the Recordskeeper Blockchain and click on authorize to submit the data on the blockchain, specifying the private key of your XRK wallet.

You can also review the data with the transaction URL provided to you.

Step 5: Retrieve your data

Enter your Record identifier to retrieve data from Recordskeeper Blockchain.

Now, you have successfully understood the method of storing and retrieving data from the Records Keeper Blockchain.

What is RecordsKeeper?

RecordsKeeper is an open source Blockchain platform which is used for publishing and verifying data. It is a secure way of storing data in a key-value pair, over blocks which are connected with each other in a structured manner. This data is available to everyone who has the key corresponding to the data. It is impossible to tamper with any data because each node which is connected to the Blockchain stores the copy of the complete ledger. Records on the RecordsKeeper Blockchain are confirmed by the independent miners who confirms transactions on the ledger.

For getting started with RecordsKeeper Blockchain first you have to generate a public and private key pair by using RecordsKeeper Wallet, these keys are used for uniquely identifying any user on the RecordsKeeper Blockchain. Then you can easily publish any data on this Blockchain with a key that corresponds to the data that you publish on the Blockchain with the help of your private key. This data gets permanently stored on the Blockchain and can’t be tampered later. If anyone wants to retrieve your data, then they can do so by using the key that you have assigned to your data. This will retrieve all the data that is pushed on to the Blockchain corresponding to a particular key.

RecordsKeeper offers a full suite of structured and easily accessible record keeping for organizations and individuals. RecordsKeeper creates a platform for structured storage over the decentralized network for the ease of data access and security between peers. The RecordsKeeper capitalizes over the pros of the Blockchain network to create an ecosystem for secure transfer, authorization, integrity, and authenticity of data. Each peer is an autonomous agent, capable of performing these actions without significant human interaction.

In RecordsKeeper Blockchain one can create multiple streams based on various use cases of Blockchain Technology like Enterprise KYC, Insurance Records Keeping, Corporate Compliances Records Keeping, Supply Chain Management, etc. Each stream is used for a particular purpose in which data is stored on a key-value pair, where a particular key is used in verification of data.

 

What is a Blockchain?

Blockchain is a distributed list of public or private ledger recorded in the blocks. It is a foundational technology of most of the cryptocurrencies on the Internet. Most famous among all is Bitcoin.

You can virtually imagine it as a long list of memory blocks connected to each other sequentially in a very very knit manner. Where these blocks are stored redundantly in multiple computers spread all over the world making it highly available & fast. Everything in those memory blocks is stored as a transaction.  Those transactions are confirmed by the participating computers through some consensus algorithms making it highly difficult to forge, delete or modify the transactions. Though transactions are visible to every connected computer but yet no one can trace that who are the parties associated with those transactions. Until unless those parties declare it by themselves.

Data stored in Blockchain is highly secure & immutable. In short, it means it is very very difficult as well as expensive to forge or modify a transaction and it is extremely easy to detect the inconsistency & forged data/transaction/stored information.