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Saturday, October 28 • 11:00am - 11:20am
Identity On The Blockchain

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The problem of identity has attracted a whole flock of developers in the blockchain and distributed ledger space who see these technologies as a way to scoop up all the scraps of an individual’s online identity, consolidate them and put them under the individual’s control.  These include Sovrin, Civic, ShoCard and uPort among others.  This talk discusses some of the challenges with identity on the internet and the potential benefits that blockchain technology can offer.  It also outlines the concepts of creating identities on a blockchain and attaching trusted endorsements or seals to those identities that can be used to provide evidence that some due diligence or verification event has been carried out by a trusted organization without storing “Personal Data” or “Personally Identifiable Information (PII)” on a shared distributed ledger.

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Kevin Sullivan

Staff Software Engineer, Rakuten Blockchain Lab
Kevin is a veteran software developer who has worked in Dublin, Boston and Barcelona. He has experience in building a wide range of products, from Home Automation software to Consumer Electronics for the Gaming industry. He is currently immersed in all things Blockchain as Staff Software... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:20am JST