Identity

UN Agencies Turn to Blockchain In Fight Against Child Trafficking

| Sujha Sundararajan

The United Nations has partnered with the World Identity Network to develop a blockchain identity pilot aimed to help curb child trafficking.

fingerprint, code

Blockchain ID Schemes Could Kill the Data Breach, But How Soon?

| Jonathan Keane

CoinDesk takes a look at problems facing decentralized identity schemes – as told by those seeking to take the blockchain use case live.

Sony Seeks Blockchain Patent for User Authentication System

| Nikhilesh De

Electronics giant Sony has proposed a two-part blockchain-based multi-factor authentication system in a new patent application.

gold, nuggets

BitGo to Use Civic ID Service for Royal Mint’s Digital Gold Trial

| Marc Hochstein

Blockchain startup Civic is to provide identity verifying services for wallets used to store the U.K. Royal Mint's gold-backed cryptocurrency.

Japan’s GMO Internet Unveils New Blockchain KYC Project

| Stan Higgins

Japanese digital services firm GMO Internet has debuted its latest blockchain project: a "know your customer" app aimed at the banking industry.

Blockchain KYC Startup Raises $1.6 Million in Seed Funding

| Stan Higgins

A blockchain startup headquartered in Sweden has raised $1.6 million in new funding.

passport

US State Department Seeks Blockchain Boost Amid $10 Billion Reboot

| Aaron Stanley

Could blockchain underpin a U.S. State Department overhaul? Members of the department and blockchain startups are encouraged after a recent forum.

Cambridge Blockchain Joins Government-Backed DLT Group in Luxembourg

| Stan Higgins

Massachuetts-based digital identity startup Cambridge Blockchain is opening a new office in Paris.

Blockstack Today: 5 Apps Already Being Built on the Decentralized Web

| Jonathan Keane

A look at the applications using Blockstack's platform give insight into what kind of future the startup is looking to cultivate.

syria, refugee

EU Politician Pushes Parliament to Test Blockchain Identity for Refugees

| Stan Higgins

A blockchain task force within the European Parliament wants to explore how the technology could be used to provide digital identities to refugees.