You’ll notice that documents processed through Integra get a QR code in the top right corner. This is not part of the hashing process for the blockchain, but rather convenient means to take you to a website that can help validate the document on which the QR code is placed. It also serves as a visual cue that the document has been authenticated using Integra.
A QR code, short for quick response code, is a scannable two-dimensional barcode that serves as a shortcut to a longer internet link.
It’s helpful when you don’t want to have to type an exhaustively long, or even a short URL into your search bar. This particular code takes you to a site that allows you to verify the authenticity of your document. The process is simple:
All you need is a QR reader on your smartphone. Once you’ve scanned it, you are automatically taken directly to a site to verify the document's authenticity.
Or, in the case of a digital document, you can usually click on the QR code to be directed to the authentication website.
Here, you’ll be able to verify your document’s authenticity using the Integra Ledger blockchain.
But the QR code is not what authenticates your document, nor is it a store of information for anything other than an internet link. It’s just a shortcut and a visual reminder that this document has had Integra Ledger authentication features added to it, and therefore it has special abilities.