Zeitgitter Server at diversity.zeitgitter.net

Zeitgitter is the foundation of a network of timestamping services operating on standard GIT mechanisms.


Learn more about timestamping, Zeitgitter, the Zeitgitter network, how to use it, and how to join it at zeitgitter.net.

Why timestamping?

Timestamping serves as evidence that you knew about a specific piece of information at a given time, and maybe even before. It can therefore be seen as a weak form of notarization for the particular single document (or collection of documents) that was timestamped.

Timestamping does not provide evidence that you also authored the information or you were authorized to know it.

Why timestamping with GIT and Zeitgitter?

Timestamping GIT repositories has the following advantages:

The design considerations of Zeitgitter also come with the following features:

All the remaining mumbo-jumbo is just to ensure that timestampers are not mis-issuing any backdated timestamps and that this can also be publicly audited at any time, to answer the question: But who will guard the guards themselves?