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By Martin Kuppinger

Blockchain ID & Self Sovereign Identity

As the hype around Blockchain is slowing down, the market is moving into a phase of maturity, focusing on business cases where Blockchain technology delivers concrete value, in combination with other types of technologies. Blockchain ID and the related concept of Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) are gaining momentum, in areas such as KYC (Know Your Customer), Consumer Authentication, and Consumer ID management. While most solutions are still in their early stages, they show the potential of Blockchain ID.

1 Executive Summary

Blockchain is still a hype technology, even while there is some disillusion. One of the most interesting areas of Blockchain use cases is Blockchain I ...

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2 Analysis

Blockchains, or – in a broader notion – Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) are a growing list of records, grouped into blocks, that are linked us ...

Use Case: KYC

The most crowded space in Blockchain ID currently is around supporting KYC, i.e. identification/verification of persons and the relate ...

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3 Recommendations

When looking at the solutions that make use of Blockchains in the context of IDs, the main decision criterion is whether these technologies deliver a ...

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