Taiwanese startup, Numbers Protocol provides tools to curb the proliferation of tampered images, fake news and disinformation.
Tammy Yang, Founder and Co-CEO says the technology has been developed to combat truth distorting content across the digital realm by helping users create tamper-proof records of media content.
“Addressing the ‘seeing is no longer believing’ dilemma is the top motivation and priority of Numbers. We developed an image traceability framework that includes Capture, Seal, and Trace,” says Tammy Yang.
The company’s three products within its traceability framework include the Numbers Capture app, which records the birth information of an item of media content at the point of creation and generates a certificate with a unique signature.
The Numbers Seal API, which uses blockchain technology to seal that item’s birth information and change-logs with immutable records, and the Numbers Trace API and dashboard service that tracks the asset content footprint at every level from creation to archive, and plays an integral role in reducing the effort required for verification.
The startup says users operate Capture like any other mobile camera application.
“When a picture is taken, the app will automatically record the time, location, photographer, and other metadata to create a unique birth certificate for image traceability.”
Numbers Protocol, the only company in Taiwan certified by both OpenChain 2.0 and MyData Operator, has recently been selected by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) as one of the 100 startups from Taiwan to be showcased at CES 2021.