• Accenture, Microsoft look to give refugees a digital identity with blockchain

    4 monthes ago - By CBR

    A Digital identity prototype has been developed by Accenture and Microsoft as part of a humanitarian project to provide legal ID to more than 1.1 billion people around the world, as well as seven million refugees, by 2020.
    Unveiled at the second summit of ID2020, a consortium promoting the United Nation's 2030 goal of providing legal ID for everyone, the prototype combines blockchain technology with biometric information such as fingerprints and retina scans in order to create a legal identity.
    The prototype plays off the strengths of both companies - Accenture's expertise developing and...
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