I am in India as a New America India-US Public Interest Technology Fellow. My topic of study is Aadhaar the country’s national digital Identity system.
This Friday I am speaking at the Blockchain India Summit on a panel:
Aadhaar on Blockchain, a potential solution for continued innovation
The rapid march of Aadhaar came to a sudden halt with its declaration on acting unconstitutionally and violating fundamental Indian rights! This also halted new ways of innovation happening in FinTech. Is it time to redesign Aadhaar while ensuring the data ownership resides with the citizen and yet safe, secure and effective.
- Vishal Gupta CEO, Diro
- Sarang Bhoyar, Blockchain Program Manager, Infosys
- Kaliya Young, New America India-U.S. Public Interest Technology Fellow
- Dinesh Prasad, Asia Head, Ex- Qualcomm
- Saurabh Katiyar, Program Head, NIIT
- Moderator: Vaibhav Vardhan, Founder and CEO, Inc42 Media
It will be a bit of a challenge to explain/get across the new decentralized Identity and Self-Sovereign Identity tech without any slides and what will likely be one question. For those coming to find this site after hearing me talk here are some good resources.
Internet Identity Workshop – please join us to dive into the deep end of the pool with the community building the goals.
The W3C group on Decentralized Identifiers is in the Credentials Community Group
The specification for Verifiable Credentials.
There is also this Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity. If you are interested in it but can’t afford it just fill out this form.
Here is some more about the conference from their web site:
The Summit is targeted towards enabling Indian government and ministries to speed up the process of developing a ﬂourished Blockchain and Cryptocurrency ecosystem. Global Blockchain brands and government bodies are joining to make India, a Blockchain capital.
Vision Blockchain 2030!
Started with a vision to bring full transparency in Governance and a flourished economy for India in coming 10 years.
Blockchain Summit India 2019 is first edition in series of Vision Blockchain 2030. Indian Government, various ministries, country’s premium academic institutes and country’s most influential people are participating to support the initiative.