Digital identity

Information about a person, organization, application or device that is used by computer systems, potentially shared and aggregated online.

A zero-privacy to zero-knowledge society

Have you ever thought about the sheer amount of your data that is out there, or the ways that it could be misused? I have, and let me tell you, it’s a scary scenario. As a college student and aspiring tech entrepreneur, this was one of my primary motivators in co-founding the KU Blockchain Institute […]

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Episode 1: The future of protecting your wallet and identity

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher.   Blockchain identity and digital credentials, with Adam Gunther and Drummond Reed Welcome to the first episode of IBM Blockchain Pulse with your host (and blockchain evangelist), Matt Hooper! Blockchain is one of the pioneering innovations of our […]

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Government registries with blockchain, for efficiency and trust

How frequently do constituents experience frustration when providing information to governments? “I have to call a different department to make the same changes you just made?” “Why have I been on hold for 30 minutes to provide the same information you already have?” “This is so inefficient!” Governments are under pressure to improve the user […]

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Secure verifiable anywhere anytime digital driver’s licenses

Today physical identity cards are used to represent personally identifiable information (PII). A common example is a driver’s license (DL) that uses paper or plastic to represent an individual’s credentials issued in compliance with ISO/IEC 18013-1. However, the representation of PII may soon be changing as the interest in mobile driver licenses is growing. As […]

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Rotating picture is not the magic wand to prevent fake IDs

As government agencies consider the deployment of mobile driver licenses (a.k.a. digital driver licenses or DDLs), much attention is being placed on the use of facial recognition technology for the acquisition and verification of a digital driver license. According to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), there is a broad list of functional […]

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