An epitaph’s essence is to leave a lasting message for everyone to see about a loved one that passed away.
In an era where so many people move far away, and burials are not always the norm, we thought of a way for an epitaph to be preserved digitally without depending on a website, so we thought the blockchain would be ideal.
Once an epitaph is recorded on the Bitcoin blockchain, it will be kept in its block for as long as the Bitcoin network exists. It won’t be editable, and it won’t be possible to delete neither; it will be lasting as an epitaph written in stone but accessible from everywhere.
HOW LONG CAN THE EPITAPH BE?
80 alphanumeric characters, including spaces.
IF I PAY EXTRA, COULD I ADD SOME EXTRA CHARACTERS?
Unfortunately, no, the limit is based on the current protocol.
IF I WRITE A MISSPELLING, CAN IT BE UPDATED?
Unfortunately, no, once the message has been added to the blockchain, no one will be able to edit it, even us who registered it.
CAN I OR ANYONE DELETE IT AFTER?
No, once it’s on the Blockchain, it cannot be deleted.
CAN I ADD ANYTHING, AS LONG AS IT IS ONLY 80 CHARACTERS?
Nope, if it seems offensive or somehow illegal, I will refuse to process your order.
TO WHICH BITCOIN BLOCKCHAIN WILL THE TEXT BE ADDED?
There are many types of Bitcoins; the text will be added to the BTC Blockchain.
SO HOW WILL YOU ADD TEXT TO THE BLOCKCHAIN
On the part of the Blockchain called OP_Return, which functions like the memo space on a check, simple messages and characters can be placed within the Blockchain transactions.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
I will add it within 2 business days.
WHAT SERVICE DO YOU USE TO CHARGE MY CREDIT CARD?
We use PayPal.
ONCE YOU ADD IT, HOW CAN I FIND IT ON THE BLOCKCHAIN?
You can use any service to consult the messages written on the BTC blockchain, like blockchair.com
CAN SOMEONE ELSE BE PREVENTED TO ADD MESSAGES TO THE BLOCKCHAIN?
Unfortunately, no, the BTC protocol does not have any features to prevent messages from being added.
ARE THERE ANY SUGGESTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO RIGHT ON THE EPITAPH?
Yes, make sure to include the name of your loved one in it so that it is easy to find later on.
Also, make sure what you write is timeless. Remember, these words will be there forever.
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