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University College London using Bitcoin Verification to Overcome CV Fraud

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

University College London using Bitcoin Verification to Overcome CV Fraud

The thought of going to a so-called professional such as a dentist to get work on your mouth done only to find out shortly after that they have a fake diploma or not getting a job because the other candidates submitted resumes that were fake. These types of scenarios play out in real life on a daily basis with many…

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Blockchain Technology Provides Displaced Rohingya With Digital IDs

Category: Blockchain, News

Blockchain Technology Provides Displaced Rohingya With Digital IDs

The Rohingya Project, a branch of the nonprofit Restless Beings, is issuing blockchain-based IDs to stateless Rohingya refugees. The Rohingya are an ethnic group whom have been denied citizenship in Myanmar since the 1980s and are currently suffering severe prosecution. “They are disenfranchised. They are shut out. One of the key aspects is because of the lack of identification,” says…

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trade.io Partners with Civic to Provide Identity Verification via the Blockchain

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trade.io Partners with Civic to Provide Identity Verification via the Blockchain

18 December 2017, Zug, Switzerland, trade.io, a next-generation cryptocurrency exchange, has announced a partnership with blockchain-based identity verification pioneer, Civic. The agreement allows trade.io the ability to provide Civic’s revolutionary identity verification services for the convenience of future users in the trade.io ecosystem. Civic’s verification service reduces the overall cost of know your client (KYC), removes inefficiencies, enhances security and privacy, and greatly improves the…

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The Upcoming Blockchain Startup That is Revolutionizing the Regulatory Landscape

Category: ICO News

The Upcoming Blockchain Startup That is Revolutionizing the Regulatory Landscape

Over the past few years, most of us have become increasingly concerned about their digital identity. More and more people are becoming uncomfortable with the idea of handing over so much of their personal data to large corporations. Similarly, companies are worried that mishandling the data they are in charge of could damage their reputation. Data theft is an extremely…

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Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Learning Passports: The EC’s Bold Plan To Mix Blockchain And Education Credentials

In a whopping 136-page report labeled Blockchain In Education, authors Alexander Grech and Anthony F. Camilleri detail several potential use cases and disruptive scenarios in which blockchain technology could be used to secure the authenticity of education credentials. One possible goal of the project could be a learning passport. This document would keep track of credentials, such as college degrees, certifications,…

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IBM, SecureKey Technologies Upload Canadian Citizen Identities to the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

IBM, SecureKey Technologies Upload Canadian Citizen Identities to the Blockchain

IBM and SecureKey Technologies, a Toronto-based startup founded 2008, with approximately 100 employees, and offices in Boston and San Francisco, have partnered with the Canadian Federal Government and the majority of Canadian banks in a bold initiative to solve the ubiquitous problem of personal identity security and authentication. Collectively, they are building and implementing a new national identity blockchain technology…

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Why Identification is Foundational for Political, Economic and Social Opportunity

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Why Identification is Foundational for Political, Economic and Social Opportunity

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as Global Goals, are a universal call to action for the purpose of ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The United Nation (UN) has put forth an agenda of sustainable development goals to reach by 2030 known as Project 2030. Why is identity so critical for…

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Op-Ed: Can Blockchain Solve The Identity Theft Problem?

Category: Blockchain, Commentary, News

Op-Ed: Can Blockchain Solve The Identity Theft Problem?

Back in 1986 as a young healthcare human resources professional, I recall making a recommendation regarding the new employee ID badges we were rolling out. My suggestion? Add a staff member’s social security number to the front of the badge for easy access. Back then the internet didn’t even exist. And the concept of “identity theft” wasn’t even on the…

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SelfKey: Putting Users at the Centre Of Identity Management

Category: ICO News

SelfKey: Putting Users at the Centre Of Identity Management

For billions of people around the world, the Internet has become an intrinsic part of daily life. It has opened an endless number of opportunities that we could never have even thought possible just a few years ago. And even better? It’s showing no signs of slowing down. Life as we know it is being disrupted by digitization. With the…

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Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

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Estonia Considers Issuing ‘Estcoin’ in First Ever Government-Backed ICO

The Republic of Estonia has announced it is considering creating a government-backed cryptocurrency tentatively named Estcoins. By issuing ‘estcoin,’ the Estonian government may hold an initial coin offering (ICO) with the aim to allow people to invest in the country directly. With regard to technological innovation and advancements, Estonia is a leader, being the first country to launch an e-residency…

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