Accenture, Microsoft Team Up on Blockchain-Based Digital ID Network

@Accenture and @Microsoft Team Up on Blockchain-Based Digital ID Network - launch at #ID2020

  • “Without an identity you can’t access education, financial services, healthcare, you name it.
  • You are disenfranchised and marginalized from society,” David Treat, a managing director in Accenture’s financial services practice, said in an interview.
  • One of the main advantages of blockchain is that it allows systems of different organizations to communicate with each other, Yorke Rhodes, global business strategist at Microsoft, said in an interview.
  • The prototype was built on top of an existing Accenture platform, which powers the biometric identity management system used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • Accenture and Microsoft, which worked on the prototype with managed service provider Avanade Inc, are inviting other companies to join their and Cisco Systems Inc are among the organizations involved in ID2020.

Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.
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Accenture, Microsoft Team Up on Blockchain-Based Digital ID Network

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Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.
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ConsenSys uPort scoops first prize in International Blockchain Summit Demo Day

ConsenSys uPort scoops first prize in International #blockchain Summit Demo Day

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The ConsenSys uPort team has won first prize in the International Blockchain Summit Demo Day in Shanghai.
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Blockchain as a disruptive enabler

#Blockchain as a disruptive enabler

  • One sometimes slow sector to exploit and harness technological change is the public sector.
  • The potential of Blockchain extends far beyond the financial services sector, and I explore a brief look at just what this revolutionary technology could mean for a number of other sectors.
  • Blockchain has truly got the financial services industry buzzing with the Bank of England busy considering how best to harness the technology, and where the Bank of America has already applied for no less than 15 patents, with a further 20 still in progress to be submitted.
  • Leading the way for what could be possible within other realms with Blockchain is ‘Blockchain Capital’ who have raised $7 million to explore just what can be achieved for those within non-financial sectors.
  • Whilst many companies from a plethora of industries are harnessing Blockchain, there are key markets where the technology is serving to positively disrupt traditional practice.

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