Blockchain Technology in the Protection and Inheritance of Non-traditional Heritage
Intangible cultural heritage is an important part of the excellent Chinese traditional culture. Protecting, passing on, and utilizing intangible cultural heritage is of great significance in continuing the historical lineage, strengthening cultural confidence, promoting civilization exchange and mutual understanding, and building a socialist cultural power. This paper provides a blockchain technology-based method for digital deposition of cultural relics and artworks by digitizing the information of the artwork or the owner of the cultural relic and the artwork itself, and then the digitized file is recorded on a blockchain that cannot be tampered with artificially by deriving a unique fixed digital fingerprint with a hashing algorithm. Through such a method, a complete set of data relationship chain is established between the inheritor (owner), the cultural carrier (cultural relics and artworks), and the physical data (high-definition scanned photos, three-dimensional data models, etc.), which is permanently stored and cannot be tampered with, in order to solve and improve the problems of ownership confirmation, theft prevention, identification and damage prevention in the custody of cultural relics and artworks collection.