Accounting firm Deloitte and management firm Attest have announced plans to offer blockchain identification services to government clients. Attest already has two types of wallets on the market to share personal information with governments and enterprises, but Deloitte is adding the blockchain expertise. The two companies announced this on Tuesday.
They are, however, not the only company working on identification services build on blockchain technology. IBM and Visa are building a similar system aimed at business to business payments, where each corporation can be identified on the blockchain network.
Accenture and Microsoft are creating a blockchain-based digital ID for the United Nations.
Then there are many startups working in this space. Civic allows people to validate their identity information and lock it in order to prevent identity theft. Further more there’s BlockAuth, BitNation, ExistenceID, and uPort, which is build by Ethereum-focused tech company Consensys.
In the end there might be multiple companies offering the same services, and usage will differ per country. But blockchain identification is something that’s coming for sure. It would allow people to share their medical records when needed, or it would allow you to vote, or confirm your identity to cross borders. The possibilities are endless, and that’s why so many companies are diving onto this technology.