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Decentralized Identity: An alternative to password-based authentication

Many experts say that a password-based login is an insecure approach to online interactions and that multi-factor schemes add friction that reduce user adoption and productivity. Obtaining assured authentication of a person’s identity while adhering to new data privacy laws and regulations presents a minefield of security and customer experiences issues that are costly and […]

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The yellow pages of blockchain has arrived: Networks are now visible to the world

In the 1830s the first Yellow Pages emerged as an organized directory of businesses. This had a profound effect on commerce and is an often-overlooked key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Simply put, the Yellow Pages put businesses on the map and made them known to the world. Without it, a business was hidden and […]

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IBM Blockchain Trusted Identity: Sovrin Steward closed beta offering

Individuals, organizations, and things are not in control of their identity in the digital world. Everything is rooted in usernames and passwords, controlled by identity providers and third parties, creating a much-needed missing layer for identity on the Internet. At IBM, we have been doing a lot in the decentralized identity space. We’ve done some […]

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Five considerations for blockchain applied to data privacy and GDPR

People share with the world data about themselves that used to be considered private, all of this in exchange for “likes”, comments or coupons. Actually, even when I don’t want to, I need to share private and personal data digitally with my doctor or my insurance. As a result, I receive letters from some of […]

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Collaboration: Unlocking decentralized, digital identity management through blockchain

Identity theft is an all too common occurrence. Our personal information is not under our control and lives in repositories that are targets for hackers. The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 1,339 breaches impacting over 170 million records in the U.S. in 2017 alone. The global numbers are so staggering that no one has been able to […]

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Paving the road to self-sovereign identity with blockchain, open standards

Imagine a world in which you always have peace of mind that your personal information is safe. Imagine a world in which your information cannot be shared without your clear, explicit consent at the time of the transaction; where you decide who can access what information, when, and for how long. In this world, you […]

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