# Getting Started

The walkthrough shows you how to start creating tamper-proof timestamps. Therefore, you need an OriginStamp account. If you already have one, you can skip the following steps and move onwards to timestamp creation.

# Registration

To create a new account, go to my.originstamp.com (opens new window) and click on "Sign up":

Enter your mail address and then press "Get started for free":

Choose a password, repeat it, and press "Proceed":

Password requirements

  • minimum 6 characters
  • at least 1 number
  • at least 1 uppercase letter
  • at least 1 lowercase letter

Check the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy checkbox, solve the Recaptcha and press "Sign up":

# Account Activation

After account creation, you will receive an activation mail. Please check your mailbox for a mail from no-reply@originstamp.com and confirm the registration by clicking on the activation link. If you don't receive a mail within a few minutes, please check your spam or junk folder.

If you haven't received a mail, send us a support request and we'll help you.

# Login

After account activation, you can sign in (opens new window) into your account. Please use your recently created account credentials. If you don't remember your credentials, you can reset (opens new window) your password. You will receive a mail with instructions for changing your password.

Sign in to your OriginStamp account

# Create your first timestamp

Once you have successfully logged in, only a few clicks remain until your first blockchain timestamp. Click on the dashed box or drag and drop a file there:

After choosing a file, a new entry will appear with a green confirmation text:

The orange icon to the left indicates a successful submission, but the blockchain timestamp is still pending. Click the row to get to the details page:

You will see the time until the next transaction that contains your hash will be broadcasted to the corresponding blockchains on the details page. For example, the next Ethereum transaction in 34 minutes 38 seconds, and the next Bitcoin transaction in 12 hours, 34 minutes, and 38 seconds.

When the timer expires, you will see the following screen:

Now a transaction has been broadcasted. It still takes some time until the network has confirmed the transaction. Click on Refresh Status to see if the status has changed. After some time, you will see:

Now your hash is securely embedded into the blockchain and can be considered tamper-proof. Still, we will also submit your hash to the other blockchains. Now you can download a certificate to prove the existence of your digital asset independently of OriginStamp. Click on Download Certificate to see the proof. You will see a certificate similar to this:

You may be confused by the two different timestamps visible in the dashboard and the certificate:

  • Dashboard: April 13th 2021, 1:30:08 pm
  • Certificate: Apr-13-2021 11:30:08 UTC

These are identical timestamps but formatted differently. The dashboard timestamp is formatted in your local time zone, and the certificate timestamp is formatted in Coordinated Universal Time (opens new window) that is independent of time zones.


Congratulations, you submitted your first hash! 🎉

Back in the dashboard, click on My Timestamps in the navigation header, and you will see the newly submitted document there as well.

By now, also the Ethereum timestamp has been created. You will see two green buttons next to your submitted document. The Bitcoin button is still greyed out, and its timestamp is pending. After the Bitcoin timer from the details page has expired, this button will also turn green.