Identity

Department of Homeland Security Awards $200K to Develop Blockchain Security Tech

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Virginia-based Digital Bazaar $199,984 to develop its block...
November 16, 2019
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Azerbaijan to Adopt Blockchain-Based ID System in 2020

The Republic of Azerbaijan is planning to complete a project of blockchain-based digital identification system by the end of 20...

Got ID? New Projects Explore Blockchain Identity Systems

The rapid onset of technological advancement is not evenly spread. Society is increasingly becoming digitally literate and uses...

Catalonia Announces a Decentralized ID System the Gov’t Won’t Control

The Catalan government announced IdentiCAT, a decentralized identity system. President Quim Torra and Minister of Digital Polic...
September 9, 2019
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Sierra Leone Aims to Finish National Blockchain ID System in Late 2019

The government of Sierra Leone plans to fully adopt a blockchain-enabled national identity system by the end of 2019. United Na...

NEC and Partners to Create Blockchain Identity System for Buenos Aires

A new partnership between a development bank, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) and a tech corporation is eyeing the creatio...
August 26, 2019
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New Blockchain-Based Smart City Project Planned for Cambodian Capital

A Singaporean startup, Limestone Network, is using blockchain to sustain a smart neighbourhood at the heart of the Cambodian ca...

BitPay Now Requires Your Photo ID for Purchases Over $3K in Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay is introducing new identity verification measures for certain high-value payments, refu...
August 13, 2019
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Civic, BitGo to Release New Wallet for Crypto and Identity Data

Decentralized identity startup Civic and blockchain security firm BitGo plan to launch a new wallet using BitGo’s multisig tech...

Major Korean Firms Partner to Launch Blockchain Mobile ID System

A consortium of major South Korean firms partnered to launch a blockchain-based mobile identification system in 2020, English-l...