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WISeKey launches blockchain-based mobile identity platform

Thursday 18 October 2018 10:37 CET | News

WISeKey has launched the Universal Decentralised Identification (UID) system to enable the creation of digital IDs across a distributed ledger.

The UID system is based on WISeKey’s CertifyID BlockChain platform, which operates via a mobile app called WISeID. WISeID secures the user’s data with a combination of facial recognition, and password or pattern authentication.

WISeKey announced its compliance with the United Nations’ ID2020 program, an initiative aimed at extending official identity systems to everyone in the world, with an estimated 1.3 billion people currently thought to be undocumented.

The UN’s refugee agency has advocated biometric technology as a means of identifying individuals lacking official documentation, a stance that offers validation to WISeKey’s approach to apply contemporary mobile biometrics technology.


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Keywords: WISeKey, blockchain, mobile identity, facial recognition, password authentication, biometrics
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