Identity

US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

| Yogita Khatri

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000.

Crypto Unicorn Coinbase Is Planning a Year-Long Identity Experiment

| Leigh Cuen

The crypto unicorn is currently exploring decentralized-identity solutions, an effort that's playing out against a broader push to give users more…

Blockchain ‘Radically Simplifies’ KYC, Say UAE Trial Participants

| Yogita Khatri

An Abu Dhabi financial center and KPMG say they have successfully completed a trial of a blockchain-based know-your-customer application.

South Korea Eyes More Reliable E-Voting With December Blockchain Trial

| Yogita Khatri

South Korea's National Election Commission says it is building a blockchain-based voting platform to be trialed in December.

Swiss Railway Tests Blockchain Identities for Workplace Safety Boost

| Anna Baydakova

Swiss Federal Railways has trialed a blockchain-based credentials management system for construction workers.

Malaysian Government, Universities Team to Put Degrees on a Blockchain

| Yogita Khatri

Malaysia's education ministry has formed a new consortium of universities to issue and verify degrees on the NEM blockchain.

Microsoft Is Pushing New Blockchain ID Products (But There’s Pushback, Too)

| Anna Baydakova and Marc Hochstein

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line, with two products in the works.

Sierra Leone to Develop Blockchain-Based ID Platform With UN Partnership

| Aditi Hudli

Two UN entities are working with a tech startup to provide Sierra Leone a blockchain-based credit and identity platform for banking services.

Brave Browser Is Using Civic’s Blockchain Platform to Verify Publishers

| Nikhilesh De

Privacy-focused internet browser Brave will use Civic's identity verification services to ensure that publishers are paid for their content.

R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here

| Ian Allison

Bitcoin apostate Mike Hearn and his R3 colleague Richard Gendal Brown view the enterprise blockchain game as, if not quite zero-sum, something close.