Blockchain is already here. What does that mean for records management and archives?
Wright de Hernandez, Anthony D.
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This article provides a brief overview of blockchain or distributed ledger technology for archivists and records managers. While in the nascent stage, records are already being created or managed by blockchains. Therefore, it is necessary for archivists and records managers to become familiar with the basics of the technology, along with its benefits and shortcomings, in order to make informed decisions regarding the accessioning of blockchain systems and/or their use in managing record authenticity.