Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a blockchain-based timestamp?

A blockchain-based timestamp is a timestamp that is stored by thousands of computers distributed around the globe. This property makes blockchain-based timestamps extremely secure and independent of a trusted third party.

What is OriginStamp?

OriginStamp is a trusted timestamping service for digital content. You can use it manually via our dashboard, or automatically via our API. For a limited usage OriginStamp is free of charge.

How is the timestamp calculated?

The timestamp represents date and time when a cryptographic fingerprint (hash) of your submitted file was included in the blockchain. For technical details, please refer to our whitepaper.

What is a timestamp certificate?

The timestamp certificate is a file that is required to prove the validity of a timestamp independent from our service. Please log in or sign up to download a timestamp certificate.

Aren't you another trusted third party?

Absolutely not. You can verify a timestamp independently and without relying on us. However, this requires a timestamp certificate. Please log in or sign up to download a timestamp certificate.

Do I have to disclose the original file?

No. The content of your files is never shared with us. The necessary hash is calculated directly in your browser on your machine. Alternatively, you can enter the SHA-256 hash of your document.

Do I need a credit card?

For the creation of a free account, no credit card is required. Upgrading your account requires a credit card though.

How do I pay for OriginStamp?

Currently, we accept payments via credit card. There will be other payment options in the future. For a free basic account, you do not need to provide any payment details.

When can I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription anytime. It will end with the end of your monthly subscription interval.

What are Credits?

Every action you perform using either the OriginStamp Dashboard or the OriginStamp API consumes a certain amount of credits. An overview of credit consumption of each possible action can be found in our Documentation.

Still got questions?

Contact our team for more details, we are happy to help.