Identity

Malaysian Government, Universities Team to Put Degrees on a Blockchain

| Yogita Khatri

Malaysia's education ministry has formed a new consortium of universities to issue and verify degrees on the NEM blockchain.

Microsoft Is Pushing New Blockchain ID Products (But There’s Pushback, Too)

| Anna Baydakova and Marc Hochstein

Microsoft is moving to turn blockchain-based decentralized identity from a lofty aspiration into a business line, with two products in the works.

Sierra Leone to Develop Blockchain-Based ID Platform With UN Partnership

| Aditi Hudli

Two UN entities are working with a tech startup to provide Sierra Leone a blockchain-based credit and identity platform for banking services.

Brave Browser Is Using Civic’s Blockchain Platform to Verify Publishers

| Nikhilesh De

Privacy-focused internet browser Brave will use Civic's identity verification services to ensure that publishers are paid for their content.

R3’s Hearn and Brown Say Enterprise Blockchain’s Day of Reckoning Is Here

| Ian Allison

Bitcoin apostate Mike Hearn and his R3 colleague Richard Gendal Brown view the enterprise blockchain game as, if not quite zero-sum, something close.

Gemalto Taps R3 Tech for Blockchain Identity Pilot

| Daniel Palmer

Digital security firm Gemalto is teaming up blockchain startup R3 to pilot a new platform aimed to bring digital identities closer to the mainstream.

Local Officials in Ohio Seek Proposals for Blockchain Identity Trial

| Nikhilesh De

Dublin, Ohio wants to develop a prototype blockchain platform that will serve as a decentralized voting and identity system.

Australian State Pilot Puts Driver’s Licenses on a Blockchain

| Wolfie Zhao

Australia's New South Wales government is turning to blockchain for a state-wide test of a driver license digitization program slated for November.

Health technology

IBM Makes Another Blockchain Identity Play With Health Data App

| Ian Allison

IBM is working with Hu-manity.co, whose Android and IOS mobile app gives users a title of ownership, akin to a property deed, for their personal data.

How to Make Public Blockchains Safe for Enterprise Use

| Paul Brody

In order to make public networks secure enough for enterprise use, two key things must happen, says EY's Paul Brody.