THE FINE PRINT
1. Choose from five
blockchains, namely Ethereum
or the Bitcoin testnet
— when you submit a tweet.
2. You get a Blockchain Receipt
with a unique reference number enabling you to look up the corresponding ledger entry at any future date, for many years to come. The format is plain text. Share with family, friends, colleagues.
3. How does it work? What is the "secret sauce"? The magic comes from the combination of old-school programming together with public blockchains. Each tweet (up to 80 characters) is received, relayed and embedded within the data structures of the various protocols: the Data Payload field in Ethereum,
the OP_RETURN fields on the Litecoin, Groestlcoin
and Bitcoin testnet
networks, and Chain and Entry data structures within Factom.
These networks are alternatives to the Bitcoin mainnet, which has become too big and slow for data embedding. I run full nodes in conjunction with custom scripts on the traditional LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP). But that may be more information than most people need to know. As the Wizard of Oz said to Dorothy, Scarecrow and the gang, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
4. This project has become an ongoing journey of exploration into protocols, architecture and capabilities. Blockchain enthusiasts, in particular those seeking to leverage data embedding on public chains, please do get in touch, and I promise to respond. Special thanks to Gideon Greenspan for his open-source repositories on Github.
5. The first tweet is free.
If you like the demo, add 10 credits for $10. I'll be grateful for your support. Cheers.