Blockchain in Identity – news feed
The national railway company of Switzerland has completed a proof of concept (PoC) of a “self-sovereign” blockchain-based identity management system, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.
Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) product was developed by Linum Labs, a Switzerland-based firm focused on building decentralized systems, deploying Ethereum-based identity management protocol uPort, which was developed in part by blockchain incubator ConsenSys.
Deloitte and Attest Inc. announced a new collaboration today to assist government clients with digital identity solutions to help solve for a host of government challenges.
“In the blockchain pilots we’ve run with our government clients, digital identity can be a thorny issue,” said Wendy Henry, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Deloitte’s government and public services blockchain leader. “While many companies are looking at using a personal wallet in which the individual has control of their digital identity credential, government must serve the whole of citizens, including those who may not be able to accept the control of their identity credential in a digital form.
Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation ING confirmed the release of its open source blockchain tool Zero-Knowledge Set Membership (ZKSM) in a press release Monday, Oct. 21. ZKSM, which functions as a privacy “improvement” to distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, aims to provide validation of certain alphanumeric data without compromising that data’s overall security. According to ING, the tool allows a blockchain to confirm a piece of data belongs to a specified set, while not revealing its full characteristics.
Europe’s first dedicated blockchain research facility and the world’s first advanced blockchain identity laboratory has been launched in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.
Blockpass Identity Lab @ Edinburgh Napier University launches today! @scotlandis @BlockpassIDLab @EdinburghNapier pic.twitter.com/alk9ZgHftH — Blockpass (@BlockpassOrg) September 26, 2018
Known as the Blockpass Identity Lab, the pioneering blockchain research facility will focus on exploring ways in which blockchain technology can be applied in protecting personal data online according to The Scotsman. Built at the Merchiston Campus of the Edinburgh Napier University, the laboratory is part of a £600,000 collaboration between the Hong Kong-based blockchain-based identity application firm, Blockpass IDN, and the Scottish university.
AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Who are you, and can you prove it? The new Gemalto Trust ID Network enables users to give digital service providers fully verified and secured answers to these simple yet critical questions. By creating and managing their own ‘Self-Sovereign’ Digital ID, users can enroll with a host of different digital banking, eCommerce and eGovernment services, without having to go through repeated due diligence processes for each of them. This innovative distributed approach to Digital ID management enables service providers to leverage ubiquitous identities certified by trusted parties whilst putting users firmly in control of their data.
Two local governments in West Bengal, India are integrating the application for birth certificates on a blockchain system developed by Lynked.world, a blockchain app company based in the Netherlands.
Bankura Municipal Corporation and Durgapur Municipal Corporation will be using blockchain tech to handle administrative operations such as processing requests and verifying legal identities to make processes like applications for legal documents such as birth certificates more streamlined.