There are currently various online services that provide easy access to the publicly available blockchain (some examples are etherchain.org, etherscan.io, ether.camp). Access to etherscan can made gained at etherscan.io, or by clicking on the link provided.
You will receive the content of the blockchain for our notarised document
Click on “Convert to Ascii” to read the content of the blockchain:
This text represents the digital signature of the document:
In our case the signature in SHA256 is: @DC65174E7BB70D08EEF23413EF9CB0AD2196C39168177AAF58009DCB1E74ACCB<: (Ignore first character “@” and last character “:”) Signature in SHA256 is: DC65174E7BB70D08EEF23413EF9CB0AD2196C39168177AAF58009DCB1E74ACCB This URL is the link to our document in the OAM storage:
To access the document, copy and paste the URL in your browser and the document will open. You can verify that the provided link is the same as the document you accessed through OAM. This text represents the document type:
To verify the digital signature follow these steps: You will calculate the digital signature of your retrieved document from the OAM or your original document and verify that this signature is the same as the signature of the document stored in the blockchain. The fact that both signatures are the same proves that the accessed document has been published by the OAM and has not been altered since the publication.