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Identity 5.0: Digital identity and the Blockchain

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We embark on the journey to personality: What is identity? How to get from analog to digital identity? Now that we know that our digital identity consists of a large mountain of data, some of Satoshi’s value, the question is: What do we do now? Today: Identity 5.0.: Digital identity and the Blockchain.

Identity 1.0: history of the identity

Identity 2.0: The decentralization of identity

Identity 3.0: The I in the digital mirror

Identity 4.0: The Golden digital footprint – From data and groups

The Central management of money is a factor, which is criticized in the Camps of the crypto-Communtiy. Banks as well as governments in front of the eight positions, you can determine (to a large extent), how much and what kind of money is in circulation. With his proposal to create a digital decentralized Peer-to-Peer money system, created by the legendary Satoshi Nakamoto as an Alternative: Bitcoin.

The Blockchain technology that lies behind this revolutionary currency that has more disruptive Potential than the currency itself. In addition to the typical fields such as the financial or electoral system is an aspect of moves here, especially in the middle of the viewing: The digital identity. Especially in areas, which are often referred to as a “social focal points”, can help the Blockchain. In the Following a selection of projects, the answer to the question of how the digital identity on the Blockchain.

SecureKey: proof of identity via the App

The canadian security company SecureKey is working together with IBM on a Software solution to store identity data on the Blockchain. If a license, ID-Card or Bank information: Everything via a Smartphone App available and ready for use. The access and the use of these data remains with the users. Here, the focus is the proof of credit rating. The confirmation is automated, without touching on questions of data protection. Because The Blockchain is decentralized as well as transparent.

Moldova: Blockchain against human trafficking

A humanitarian approach to the Republic of Moldova followed. The country, better known under the name of Moldova, has to fight not only with a great poverty. Against human trafficking, the country needs to proceed. A high level of corruption coupled with a lack of money tempts some to buy against a handful of Euro in people’s lives. The smuggling across the border, then falls relatively easily. If someone searches for the identity of the smuggled persons should questions, will be answered the question with a bribe.

To counter this, the government is working on a Blockchain solution. By the counterfeiting of secure and distributed management of identity data of the human trafficking is to be prevented. Also, you think about it, to collect identity data such as fingerprints or a Scan of the Iris, it controls to retrieve.

Jordan: proof of identity for Refugees

The refugee camp “al-Azraq” offers approximately 35,000 refugees in Jordan, accommodation. The internal administration is also working with identity data. To the cashier at the supermarket about an Iris Scanner, which compares the identity data on the Blockchain. Thus, the people can pay, in principle, with a Scan of your eyes – the technology does the Rest. All of the refugees in the Camp have an account on the Blockchain – after the Scan, the account is checked and the payment in the best case, approved. Without a Bank and without a government.

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