Webinar: Reinventing Identity on the Blockchain

Webinar Overview

Author: Alex Tapscott, Vinny Lingham
Release Date: August 15, 2017

Abstract:

Hosted by BRI Executive Director Alex Tapscott and featuring South African Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham, CEO of Blockchain Identity management startup Civic. Civic is on a mission to deliver secure, low-cost, and decentralized identity verification via the blockchain. Civic will be an identity platform for everything from passports, driver’s licenses, birth certificates, wedding certificates and more.

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