What do Blockchain and PDF have in common? Security! This eBook focuses on how you can use Blockchain in combination with PDFs to write applications.

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Blockchain for PDF Documents

A solution to secured invoices and digital signatures in PDF documents

 

Does this story sound familiar?

You have sent out some contracts in PDF to your clients and would like to be able to track real time who has already signed the document, and with whom it is now. 

You've paid a digital invoice of your supplier, and afterwards it seemed to be fake - you were a victim of invoicing fraud.

These issues and many more can now be solved by Blockchain. 



What blockchain and PDF have in common?

Blockchain has become well-known because of its use with Bitcoin, but there are several lesser known applications of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

This eBook focuses on how you can use Blockchain in combination with PDFs to write applications.

This eBook will explain you everything you need to get started with blockchain for documents:

  • How to reduce the complexity of your code when needing digital signing and verification functionality,
  • How to assure the integrity and authenticity of a document, and
  • How to automate your document-oriented workflows.


Table of contents


  1. Why iText and Blockchain?
  2. Basic Concepts (Glossary)
  3. PDF and Digital Signatures
  4. Advantages of using Blockchain for Signing PDF Documents
  5. When Contracts aren't Smart Contracts
  6. Use Cases