The Internet Timestamp Service
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When Is Mother’s Day 2017?
Note MD5: 9e49b2acc22dfbe045655db431e1425b
Prev MD5 HashCash: 80dbce992075c20df8bc3fef59e71ef5
MD5 HashCash: 0410e0d140f670621205e80668750fce
The file is timestamped at UTC Date/Time:
2017-05-14 10:48:43 UTC
with 17752 confirmations in block number
- ID transaction:
Click here to see the document registration progress. You can add this link to favorites to query progress at any time
What is the registration progress?
When you upload a file to ByteSt@mp, it goes through three phases:
1) if just uploaded, it is in queue to be recorded in the BlockChain (or waiting your payment)
2) then it becomes recorded in BlockChain at some Transaction ID, but it is not yet confirmed by any miner.
3) at last it becomes confirmed . Only at this point it has a timestamp.
To see the registration progress you have to click the above link several times, waiting a few minutes between one and the other.
Or you can upload the same file again and again.
After the phase 3, you can see that the number of confirmation grows. The more the confirmations, more reliable is the timestamp.
If there are very low confirmations and there are network problems, the timestamp could change of few minutes.
The time it takes depends on the time taken by the miners from around the world to solve the block.
We cannot do anything to speed up the process.
But it is precisely the fact of having to wait a few minutes that gives us a reliable timestamp.