ArcBlock, a leading blockchain application platform, and ecosystem has released the DApps Workshop, an easy to use developer tool that gives developers, businesses and product managers an easy way to build prototypes and POCs to validate different DApp and decentralized identity scenarios. Before writing a single line of code, developers can simulate an application that includes different authentication standards, use of a mobile wallet to log in or easily build transaction models to simulate different transfer scenarios that help validate a specific use case. With this launch, the new DApps Workshop solves a very important problem for blockchain developers –
With the Ripple Swell conference now underway, Bill Clinton, the conferences keynote speaker has spoken out about his view on blockchain technology and his optimism regarding the blockchain as a power for the future. In his speech, Clinton remains very bullish about the possibilities of the blockchain, although does highlight some concerns in the way governments are handling it, stating that bad economic and social policy could one day destroy the whole industry, if we allow regulators to clamp down.
This past Sunday BCH proponent and developer, Jonathan Silverblood, revealed a project he’s been working on called Cash-ID. The Cash-ID concept is an open protocol for online identification purposes that provides users with the ability to sign in to web pages using their bitcoin cash keys for login credentials.
Cryptocurrency-funded web browser Brave has announced that it will collaborate with Civic, the blockchain identity platform, on a project that will bring the latter’s identity verification services to publishers on the Brave platform. Under this framework, Brave-verified publishers will be able to confirm their identity using Civic’s technology, and thus gain secure access to their … Continued
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International trade, people without identity and financial exclusion are global development areas that stand to be radically improved with blockchain technology, according to Michelle Chivunga, regional advisor for the British Blockchain Association.
“I’m quite keen to help people in understanding what the potential of blockchain is,” said Chivunga in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine. “And at the same time I’m also quite passionate and I’ve done quite a bit of work and involvement with women’s economic empowerment programmes, working with different groups from UN women to the World Bank and a whole range of other organizations.”
A pioneering new research lab, the Blockpass Identity Lab, will explore ways in which blockchain technology can protect personal data from online scammers and hackers.
The laboratory will be built at Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston campus as part of a £600,000 collaboration between the university and Hong Kong-based Blockpass.
Encouraging early adoption is always a hurdle when launching a new technology – especially one that is trying to crack a problem that has been around for decades. ShoCard, which is creating a blockchain-based ID management solution, is using tokenization to help meet that challenge. The company begins its ICO on May 28, and hopes that the launch of its ShoCoin token will provide an incentive for people to use its secure identification app.
In case you hadn’t noticed, identity management is broken.
We have been looking for ways to prove that we are who we say we are quickly and safely for years, and it isn’t working. It’s one problem that the Cupertino, California-based blockchain technology startup ShoCard is hoping to solve.
In the world of today, facial recognition is quite a common feature and is being used by almost one and all. From banks to visitors at home, start-ups to large organizations, this technology is now also being used to gain access to mobile devices and social media platforms as well.
The basic proposition of this technology is very simple; the user’s facial features are recorded in a database, and every time a user accesses his/her account, the image is checked with that in the records. If both the images match, the user has the permission to log in.
Blockchain technology can be used to accomplish many things, as our current ecosystem has shown us that more transparency is a must. Issuing a person’s identity over the Bitcoin blockchain is just one of the many possibilities, and ShoCard has been attracting quite a lot of investor interest with their business model.
ShoCard – Authenticating Identification With The Blockchain
It is no secret that identity theft is a real plague these days. All someone needs is one vital piece of information, most of which can be obtained through social media platforms. Or if they truly want to steal your identity, phishing emails are still a looming threat to date.