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Crypto network promises hack-proof history of Russia's Ukraine invasion

The swift and massive influx of data shows the power of being able to add to the archive of history in real time.

A person walks around the wreckage of an unidentified aircraft that crashed into a house in a residential area, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, in Kyiv (Photo: Reuters)
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A person walks around the wreckage of an unidentified aircraft that crashed into a house in a residential area, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, in Kyiv (Photo: Reuters)

Hannah Miller | Bloomberg
Crypto technology could play a unique role in how Russia’s intensifying invasion of Ukraine gets recorded into history.
 
Videos of Russian troops occupying Chernobyl and explosions rocking Kyiv make up some of the millions of digital records documenting the conflict being held on Arweave, a decentralized data storage network. 

It’s the decentralization that’s key to why Arweave says its archive will prove so vital. Because there are lots of copies of the data stored in lots of places, it essentially can’t be hacked or erased -- even if one copy goes down, there are plenty of back-ups. Plus, the data can’t

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First Published: Feb 26 2022 | 7:57 AM IST

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