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WISeKey Announces Universal Decentralized Identification System

WISeKey Announces Universal Decentralized Identification System

“…WISeKey emphasized its compliance with the United Nations’ ID2020 program, an initiative aimed at extending official identity systems to everyone in the world, with an estimated 1.3 billion people currently thought to be undocumented, a status that can seriously hinder the ability to access vital government services.” Geneva-based WISeKey has announced a new “Universal Decentralized…

Hitachi, KDDI Experiment with Blockchain-Based Naked Payments

Hitachi, KDDI Experiment with Blockchain-Based Naked Payments

” Unlike other nascent naked payments technologies aimed at directly linking consumers’ biometric data to their payment accounts, Hitachi’s system revolved around coupons, allowing participants to dispense with the actual paper, and helping merchants to ensure that coupon use is accurately tracked and accounted for.” Hitachi and Japanese telecom KDDI have conducted a trial of…

Sovrin Network ID Platform Gets Another ‘Founding Steward’

Sovrin Network ID Platform Gets Another ‘Founding Steward’

Workday, the provider of an enterprise management platform that combines finance and HR information, has become the latest backer of the Sovrin Network. The news comes soon after biometric authentication specialist Veridium itself became a ‘founding Steward’ of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology that is intended to become a global,…