WISeKey has integrated QuoVadis SuisseID Digital Identity into its WISeCoin Wallet, allowing it to offer the SuisseID Signing Service in the platform. The service is designed to create legally binding e-signatures, and brings to the WISeCoin Wallet a Know Your Customer component.
That’s important for the WISeCoin Wallet, which is designed to offer users a private key that can be used to make contactless cryptocurrency transactions via NFC. The private key is activated by the WISeCoin Wallet every time a blockchain transaction is made.
The integration carries particular significance in Switzerland, where WISeKey is based. As the company explained in a statement, SuisseID is the only digital ID recognized in the by Swiss government authorities, though there are currently discussions to establish another digital ID program called ‘SwissID’; and QuoVadis Trustlink Schweiz AG, WISeKey’s managed services company, has been an issuer of SuisseID since 2010.
Going forward, WISeKey QuoVadis says it will seek to extend its qualifications as a certified identity provider as the new SwissID program comes into effect, which is anticipated for around 2020.