SoundCloud: What Blockchain Technology Can Do for Music Copyrights / 

Blockchain technology has been tapped for its various applications in record-keeping, be it for digital files or banking-related databases. Can the underlying technology behind bitcoin also be used to streamline intellectual property rights in the music industry?

In particular, a public ledger could introduce significant innovations for copyrights, particularly for derivative work, such as those shared through the app SoundCloud. This app allows users to make remixes of existing songs and share these with their followers, but this has raised the issue of copyright infringement.