In this blog, we curate relevant and remarkable content related to blockchain, cryptocurrency and the digital economy. This fascinating piece written by Wolfie Zhao and published on Coindesk reports that the Chinese search giant’s equivalent to Wikipedia, is now using blockchain technology to record entries’ revision histories. Read on.
“Baidu Baike, the Chinese search giant’s equivalent to Wikipedia, is now using blockchain technology to record entries’ revision histories in a move aimed to bring transparency and traceability to the online service.
Although Baidu has not publicly announced the integration, searches in the encyclopedia service are already showing that every item’s previous revisions are now recorded on a blockchain with a specific hash value.
In a WeChat conversation, a representative from Baidu told CoinDesk that the blockchain feature was first made visible to the public on Monday, although the hashing may have started last week, based on the timestamp of some of the earliest revisions.”