Identity

Former Apple Exec Joins Decentralized Identity Startup Civic

| Yogita Khatri

Blockchain startup Civic has hired Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com.

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 moreā€¦

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.