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(Hint: It’s not to store personal information.)   When people hear that companies want to use blockchain to provide digital credentials, their first reaction tends to be skeptical: “How can it be safe to put personal information on a public ledger where anyone can see the information?” This is a common misconception we’ve grown accustomed...
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Heralded as the “New Internet,” decentralized identity is poised to change how we do, well… everything. From changing the way we think about personal data to removing the notion of passwords altogether, decentralized, or self-sovereign, identity ushers in a new era of private, secure communication between consumers, businesses, and governments. And while we talk a lot about the impact...
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Insurance agencies face a number of challenges in adapting and responding to emerging technologies, but embracing new technology is proving particularly critical to their success. The 2018 Insurance Barometer Study notes that 58% of millennials don’t know how much or what type of life insurance coverage they need, and nearly 40% believe they wouldn’t even...
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The global healthcare system is full of problems and inefficiencies, and at the forefront of those issues lies the question: “where do we even begin?” Eliminating waste has become a common refrain, but which sources of waste should be dealt with first? Nowhere are these problems more evident than in the United States, a country...
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A report on the Digital Identity session at Seattle Devcon The title says it all. Vaughan Emery, CEO of Datafi Labs in Seattle, wanted to grab the attention of developers attending Seattle Devcon—one of the Northwest’s largest annual blockchain conferences. He got it by emphasizing the sheer size of the digital identity problem that self-sovereign...
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