Intelligent management based on blockchain


As part of a process intelligent agents

Any intelligent agent process can intervene directly in the blockchain or chain blocks. His intervention translates into providing information, call transaction. Blockchain technology ensures that these transactions are unchanged, sorted in time, verified based on the consensus of the network and stored in a distributed manner and decentralized.

A transaction consists of one or more of the following tests carried out on a contract or document:

Integrity Test

It is generally possible hash or alphanumeric string unique to any digital document, using an algorithm (eg SHA256). This algorithm always generate the same hash from any non-manipulated digital copy of the document. Any alteration in the document generate a different hash. The hash of the original document is incorporated in a transaction of blockchain, so this record is unalterable proof of the integrity of its content.

Since this test refers to any digital document, can also be applied to a location on the web to ensure the integrity of a link and its contents.

Proof of existence

A test of integrity is also proof of existence, since any transaction of blockchain has a timestamp unchanged. However, proof of existence is not necessarily linked to a document.

Proof of identity, ownership or authorship

Any transaction in blockchain may contain evidence of the identity of the issuer or the ownership or authorship of a document.

Proof of receipt

This test is an unalterable verification of receipt of an email or other digital communication channel.


Custody of documents

The efficiency of a blockchain linked to the immediacy of transactions. Consequently, the economy in the transfer of information is a key issue and a strategy agreed verification provided for each type of transaction.

Therefore, storage and custody of documents must be resolved in a complementary way. The blockchain offers a system of verification and control information, decentralized and independent of all stakeholders. But should not bear the exhaustive content of the information, only the monitoring of compliance with exchange rules. The blockchain would be a kind of referee in the game flow of information.

Moreover, those involved in the process can be smart with multiple interests and very different starting conditions. It would be impractical to standardize resources, databases and objectives effectively. In addition, the blockchain should be a versatile and flexible platform and provide useful and effective processes without constraining them uncomfortable or restrictive patterns.

Consequently, we believe that the policy of custody and access rights should be the responsibility of the agents involved. It is a service that can offer a public or private entity or an individual, free of charge or paid, as appropriate, and subject to the rules of verification and control blockchain.


The process automation

Blockchain technology also allows the automation of processes and routines. For the same reasons given, we should automaitzar only those routines that have the character of rules or procedural instruction.


The cost of blockchain

As is known, a blockchain transactions are validated by a distributed network nodes, decentralized and independent. This verification work is known as mining and has a remuneration. The cost is borne by ordering transactions or by public or private organizations interested in maintaining blockchain.

Obviously, the cost depends on the fees stipulated for each blockchain but could be minimal if blockchain configured through platforms that enable the creation of own tokens. In this case, the possibilities are many.



Issue 1 (25/01/2018)

Written and approved by

Joaquim Iborra Posadas

Ignacio Baixauli Quiles