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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

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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?

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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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Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Blockchain technology is progressively becoming the Holy Grail for disruption throughout many industries. From new financial applications up to new ways of managing and distributing charity funds, the technology underpinning Bitcoin is making its way into everyday life. Currently, there are a lot of projects in development; some are more concerned with the financial application and the creation the so…

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Zug, the Capital of Switzerland’s CryptoValley, will use Ethereum-based Identities for its Citizens

Category: Blockchain, Ethereum, News, Tech

Zug, the Capital of Switzerland’s CryptoValley, will use Ethereum-based Identities for its Citizens

A little city in a Swiss valley is pioneering blockchain-based identities. The city aims to provide an Ethereum-based identity app for its citizens as early as September 2017 and use it for e-voting in 2018. Zug is one of those small but powerful cities you find nowhere else than in Switzerland. With not even 30,000 citizens, the city is less…

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Dubai Announces Digital Blockchain Passport for ‘Borderless’ Airport

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Dubai Announces Digital Blockchain Passport for ‘Borderless’ Airport

The Government of Dubai has announced its collaboration with UK-based blockchain startup ObjectTech to create digital passports for quick and efficient entry at the Dubai International Airport. Working closely with Dubai’s Immigration and Visas Department (GDRFA – General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs), ObjectTech seeks to create the world’s first ‘gate-less border’ through the use of the blockchain and…

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Consensus 2017 Draws Bright Leaders From Across Globe

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Consensus 2017 Draws Bright Leaders From Across Globe

Consensus 2017 attracted a thriving, ambitious crowd to New York City, with the attendance comprising of more than 2,700 people from all over the globe. Here are some the top headlines. Rootstock Launches Smart Contract Test Net, Ginger Rootstock Labs (RSK), a Blockchain startup from Buenos Aires opened its smart-contract test network, named Ginger. RSK announced at Consensus 2017 that…

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