As reported in EthNews, the Accenture Blockchain Lab in Dublin has partnered with Microsoft to build a prototype blockchain based identify scheme under the ID2020 scheme.

This aims to help over a billion people around the world deal with one major cause of pain when it comes to those in countries with underdeveloped infrastructure, or those fleeing warzones, proving their identity. This is important for many reasons, as documents may have been destroyed, or they need to prove who they are to receive aid, new identify papers, or to help assist them with moving between countries.

Researchers at the Dublin based lab, known as The Dock, were involved in building the prototype.

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