What is a QR Code?
Masahiro Hara from the Japanese company Denso Wave invented QR code system in 1994. In the beginning, the design of the code was influenced by the black and white fragments on a Go board.
The purpose of the code was to track vehicles during manufacturing. They designed the code to allow high-speed component scanning.
Today, QR (Quick Response) codes are popular and they are in the shape of a matrix or two-dimensional barcode. QR codes can also be taken as encoded pieces of data.
You can use these graphical symbols to acquire information or data from the transitory media and get data instantly transferred into your mobile phone.
In other words, QR codes are bar codes that can be read by using a scanner application on your phone. Many phones have a built-in app, and you just hold your phone’s camera up to the QR code to read it.
Moreover, QR codes have become a low cost mobile solution that is helping businesses and consumers identify the genuineness of documents, certificates, products, and so on. The concept is a convenient track-and-control procedure because you can deploy it on smartphones and other mobile devices.
QR Code is a Prevalent Concept
The practice of QR codes for validation purpose has been prevalent for quite some time now. If your business is not using unique QR code for verifying your documents, you may be on the losing end.
Most of the businesses that value their brand, use QR codes to verify their documents and deter any counterfeit production.
Similarly, blockchain was originally introduced for the cryptocurrency but the tech world has now found other possible uses for it like blockchain verification.
A blockchain has no Bitcoin transaction cost, it is a general way of passing data from A to B in a completely automated and safe manner. It allows digital information to get distributed but not copied.
Presently, businesses extensively use blockchain QR codes for authentication of documents, payments, contact information exchange, and much more. After all, QR codes are highly encrypted and hence, no one can decrypt them by scanning them using other software.
Easily Check the Legitimacy of Documents with QR Code
Barcodes have turned out to be common in the present world. You see a code on nearly everything you come across. You see barcodes on consumable goods, labels, gift cards, and practically everywhere else from shopping stores to supermarkets.
Hence, the bar codes are surpassing the conventional pricing system in order to reinvent the system in a more practical and swift manner.
Nearly all types of businesses have started using the concepts of barcode technology. Actually, QR codes are one of the various types of barcodes. Unfortunately, only a few people are aware of the fact that QR codes are much useful when it comes to verifying and sharing your important documents.
Don’t Take Your Documents for Granted
There are many documents you take for granted daily that are subject to document fraud. Medical certificates, graduation certificates, mortgage documents, employment contracts, legal documents, and insurance contracts are a few of many documents subject to deceitful activity around the world every year.
The solution to forged documents is surprisingly simple. With quick steps in document security QR Code, securing document is simple, efficient, and affordable.
QR cord is a verification system that aims to stop these fraudulent activities, with the usage of Blockchain technology and smart contracts.
The unique QR solution allows you to verify that the document you are looking at, is the authentic document that was created by the issuer.Hence, you can easily verify all your information swiftly and without any doubts.
You can do it by using QR code coding that is done by reading the multiple black squares and dots that are there on unique QR code.
Once the QR code gets scanned, it matches the unique hash value linked to the QR code, to the unique hash value of the authentic and original document stored on the client’s server, and the unique hash value given on the blockchain.
Hence, anyone who wants to check authenticity of the document can scan the QR Code and view details on the official database. So, since the document confirms the document details through the official database, nobody can tamper with it.
QR Codes are Applicable for Both Printed and Electronic Formats
Businesses today can issue printed or electronic documents with secure unique QR codes for document security. This can be conveniently verified with any smartphone (using a QR app) that validates the documents or content against tampering.
The unique QR code includes a link to the verification engine for your specific document. The verification engine authenticates the hash on the blockchain and shows you the original document that was secured using the QR platform. Hence, you can verify your copy of the document against the document displayed in the results page of the QR system.
You do not even need to Access Central database because it fully evades Central Database or network access for authentication. Thus, making it efficient and keeping the documents hackproof.
So, with the right software, virtual document verification becomes easy and efficient for any individual or a business.
For example, in 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that “Certificate to a Foreign Government” and “Certificate of Exportability” for human food products would encompass a unique QR code to permit easier verification of the authenticity of these certificates.
The Bottom Line
It is time to future-proof your signing, certifying, and verifying procedures. You can make your customer’s document authentication effortless with Proofeasy’s unique QR code platform. With this, verification of documents is possible anytime and anywhere.