Blockchain and Identity


#1

Blockchain and the possibility to record identities on it is a hot topic. I am doing research on this topic for a book that I am writing in how blockchain can be used to create a better world. Identity is a major part of this, especially taking into consideration the millions of people who don’t have formal form of identity. Therefore, I have a few questions and I hope someone can help and we can start a discussion on this topic:

  • What is identity?
  • What are the current problems with identity?
  • Should we put identity on the Blockchain and if so, how should it be done?
  • What are the advantages / disadvantages of doing so?
  • What are the challenges of putting identity on the Blockchain?
  • What are some interesting use cases of identity on the Blockchain?

Thanks and looking forward to hearing any input.


#2

Welcome @VanRijmenam!
Check out also the December 2016 Wrap of Week #50: Digital Identity thematic week https://dailyfintech.com/2016/12/18/wrap-of-week-50-digital-identity-thematic-week/

Also the other topic here Banking for Refugees
and
https://www.fastcompany.com/40403583/this-app-helps-refugees-get-bank-accounts-by-giving-them-a-digital-identity


#3

Thanks @Efi, interesting links, much appreciated, especially how Taqanu solves this issue is promising!


#4

Yes. Taqanu made it recently on my favorite magazine: Fast Company

Congrats @nembal