Towards a Blockchain Architecture for Cultural Heritage Tokens
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Disputes over Cultural Heritage tokens and collections claims among collectors, organized social groups, countries, ethnicities, even civilizations, are but uncommon over time. Universal ontologies such as the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (ISO 21127:2014) have emerged as global standards over the past years, to allow for seamless structuring and interchange Cultural Heritage artifacts documentation information, in spite of their actual nature (physical, intangible, digital, etc.).
Yet, no objective universal procedure exists to safeguard the originality of the records and the archives; the immunity of essential sensitive data of the documentation tokens (dates, places, owners, etc.) is still questionable.
Aiming toward a coherent, effective Blockchain architecture to establish an immune, objective, collective archive of the documented Cultural Heritage tokens, the present proposes an implementation based on a comparative analysis of the prominent Blockchain architectures.
KeywordsBlockchain use cases Blockchain for cultural heritage Hyperledger Cultural Heritage Documentation CIDOC blockchain
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