BitPay recently announced that it is introducing the new identification process as a significant part of BitPay Dashboard, which is high-value payment of 3,000 dollars or more to a BitPay trader, to demand a refund of 1,000 dollars or more. The BitPay Dashboard gives clients access to transaction history and a customized home page for their blockchain payments and future BitPay payment features.
Onfido (an identity verification platform) has announced a partnership with Civic (a blockchain identity) and payment solution provider, to power the company’s Civic Wallet, which will be available this fall. Civic’s own blockchain-based technology secures users personal information by allowing multiple parties to use personally identifiable information without sharing the underlying data, ultimately giving back more control.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has contributed a grant the city of Austin, Texas to connect homeless with social and health services. The mission reported reducing the homelessness problem such as to streamline health care access and identity verification by blockchain-enabled digital identity platform which will be done by Austin’s office of innovation, which has already built a successful prototype.
An announcement has been made that Trusted Key, a blockchain ID management firm based in Washington, Seattle that they have been acquired by Workday. The SVP of Workday, Jon Ruggiero positive with the potential of blockchain technology and explained that it is an “ a new form of digital credential – one that puts individuals in control of their data, and is portable, authentic, and secure”.
One of the largest blockchain firms in South Korea, ICONLOOP has shared in an announcement that they have successfully launched a blockchain-powered self-sovereign identity authentication service, DPASS. The CEO of ICONLOOP, Jonghyup Kim explained, “Users will be able to see how revolutionarily easy it would be when DPASS is aligned with various services and users can log in with one blockchain ID on those services.”
The Swisscom Blockchain has recently launched a self-sovereign identity (SSI) solution developed on the NEO blockchain called Seraph ID. Seraph ID will provide a decentralized identity system in the NEO ecosystem with the aim to place all the user data in full control of their data and enable dApps to verify specific data. TypeScript SDK and smart contract templates have also been released to help NEO dapp developers.
Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) has announced the launching of the first blockchain VID standard to help trace the life cycle of the automobile. MOBI’s founder CEO Chris Ballinger said, “A blockchain identity standard could enable a diverse suite of mobility applications that result in more efficient supply-chains, lower-cost financing, and safer roads, & ultimately make urban environments greener, safer, and more livable.”
The private beta-testing phase for privacy-protecting European identity platform IDKEEP has been shared in an announcement made by LuxTrust (a digital service provider based in Belgium) and Cambridge blockchain (an identity software maker). The CEO of Cambridge Blockchain explained, “After receiving investments from PayPal, Flourish and Omidyar Network, earlier this year, we are pleased to continue our expansion to deliver the future of digital identity for Europe and beyond.”
A technology research firm Fujitsu headquartered in Japan, Fujitsu has recently established a blockchain-powered solution for identity and credential rating service . Fujitsu then explained regarding the platform to evaluate user credentials, “The course platform will collect data including test scores, Japanese conversational ability, and study time, and store them on a blockchain as a certificate.”
A blockchain-powered identity solution, Bloom has become the largest in the world as it has surpassed the 500,000 users milestone. The bloom has transformed the way identities are shared, by using a blockchain-powered solution in reducing the risks of identity fraud and reducing the cost might be associated throughout the process and also provide a personalized hack monitoring service.