Identity

Microsoft, Salesforce Join Hyperledger Enterprise Blockchain Consortium

| Anna Baydakova

Microsoft and Salesforce have joined Hyperledger, lending their enterprise software heft to the DLT consortium.

Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships

| Leigh Cuen

Philosophical disagreements with crypto experts have slowed the development of Facebook's GlobalCoin, sources say.

Encrypted Email Service Launches on Blockstack With Bitcoin Features

| Leigh Cuen

An Egyptian web firm is building Dmail on Blockstack to bring bitcoin-friendly privacy tech to the Middle East.

Three of Ireland’s ‘Big Four’ Banks Using Blockchain to Verify Staff Credentials

| Yogita Khatri

Bank of Ireland, AIB and Ulster Bank, are using a Deloitte blockchain system to verify and track employees' credentials.

South Korea’s Shinhan Bank Turns to Blockchain to Speed Up Loan Issuance

| Yogita Khatri

Shinhan, one of the oldest and largest banks in South Korea, is using blockchain technology to speed up the approval process for loan products. 

Hyperledger Announces Aries, a Toolkit for Blockchain-Based Identity Management

| John Biggs

Aries is a new, open-source toolkit for identity management by the makers of Hyperledger.

Microsoft Launches Decentralized Identity Tool on Bitcoin Blockchain

| Leigh Cuen

A new decentralized ID solution from Microsoft built directly on the bitcoin blockchain could have far-reaching impacts.

William Shatner Joins Effort to Fight Collectibles Fraud With Blockchain ‘Passports’

| Yogita Khatri

Star Trek acting legend and producer William Shatner has joined an initiative to tackle fake memorabilia and collectibles using blockchain tech.

DUST Adds Physical Products to the Blockchain

| John Biggs

New diamond coatings promise to connect physical objects to blockchains. Now users of SAP's cloud service can try it out.

Five Banks Now Let Users Verify Their Identities Using a Blockchain App

| Yogita Khatri

Five Canadian banks have rolled out a new blockchain-based mobile service from SecureKey to let customers securely verify their identities.