Jun 20, 2017

Accenture and Microsoft give millions of refugees digital IDs

Technology companies are helping the United Nations provide digital legal identification for refugees who have no official documents. Accenture and Microsoft have designed a digital ID network running on blockchain technology. Usually, several aid agencies at once will be trying to work with the same refugees, and, until now, there has not been a way for them to share data securely. The blockchain digital ID network then creates a "Stamp" - a unique identifier between the refugee and the data on the servers - that proves they have been authenticated for each service they receive. The blockchain is a method of recording data - a digital ledger of transactions, agreements, contracts, anything that needs to be independently recorded and verified as having happened.

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