Blockchain, the underlying technology of Bitcoin, has found a place in R&D throughout financial services, MIT Media Lab, across the pond to the UK government and to acceptance around the globe. LedgerAssets of Australia embraced the blockchain technology last year, and placed it directly to you on your smartphone with its UPROOV app available on both Android and iPhone or its website. You could capture photos and video in real time and notarize its date through the blockchain.
Today, UPROOV delivers an exciting new product which gives a powerful mobile phone call recording system to the user with blockchain. The capture of a conversation with this app provides the smartphone user full control of the recording content and can determine if and when to share it. Now, you can add live phone recording to its ability to prove authenticity of videos and photos with the blockchain date stamp.
John Bulich, co-founder of LedgerAssets, states that, “This is quite a breakthrough as it now puts in the hands of the general public the world’s most powerful mobile phone call recording system that would be very difficult to challenge. These call recordings cannot be altered in any way, however, you the customer is still in full control of the content and can decide who to share it with, if at all. Again no need to even trust UPROOV with the audio files, they can all remain on your phone.”
John finds this new service an important tool since, “just about every government department or private business, is recording your calls for “safety and training purposes”. Now, you can maintain your own original recordings and clear up any misunderstanding over statements made during a phone conversation.” He has found in past misunderstandings that an original recording would have been in his favor if only he had the recording!
Whether you use UPROOV to video or photo an important occurrence or record a conversation it is unlimited in the options it provides for proving authenticity. Photos can be verified, and not even one pixel can be changed once it is in the UPROOV upload. Bulich emphasizes that this will answer the question unequivocally- is it real?
UPROOV takes recording phone calls onto blockchain to a whole new level. Bulick explains, “It’s impossible to change any part of the recording as its ‘key’ is written to the blockchain which is of course immutable. It’s basically what would be required if you ever needed to rely on the audio files in a legal dispute. The recording mode is switched to ‘on’ in the app, and from there it just automatically records every call and places it to the blockchain. It’s that easy.”
The next step is a separate app called “Call Recorder Blockchain” blockchain app, and it will launch in the next few days; meanwhile it is already functional in the android version of Uproov.
Here are varying federal and state rules within the United States for phone recording:
Federal law requires that at least one party taking part in the call must be notified of the recording (18 U.S.C. §2511(2) (d)).
Several states require that all parties consent when one party wants to record a telephone conversation. Many businesses and other organizations record their telephone calls and announce its intended recording at the beginning of the conversation.
Some states currently require that all parties consent to the recording: California, Connecticut and Florida. The remaining states vary in their state laws regarding phone recording.