Building shared digital identity using blockchain technology


I previously described challenges both consumers and organizations face when it comes to user identity and how a shared digital identity can reshape digital trust as we know it.

In an ideal future state, every consumer would have a strongly proofed, government-issued digital identity that could be shared with anyone. The user would own and manage this identity on a personal device and all digital interactions would accept this digital identity for enrollment and authentication. But today, we live in a world where:

  • Governments are far from being able to issue digital identities
  • Millions of organizations provide digital access to users
  • There is virtually no notion of digital trust.

We need to walk before we can run. So how do we get started?

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