IBM arbeitet aktuell an einer Datenmanagement-Plattform inklusive Identitätskomponente basierend auf der Blockchain. Ein zentrales Identitätsmanagement ist u.a. für die Automobilhersteller wichtig, um Kunden in ihrem Ökosystem zu erkennen und die anfallenden Daten über die ID zu verknüpfen.
The blue-chip U.S. computing company will join the non-profit as a “founding steward,” dedicating hardware, security, and network capacity to help create a digital identity network for individuals and businesses, Sovrin foundation chair Phil Windley told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
Other international IT firms are already taking part, led by Deutsche Telekom’s research and innovation unit Telekom Innovation laboratories, Sovrin said.
“The way we live and work online is quite different from the physical world,” Windley said. “By creating a global digital identity system, Sovrin is trying to make the online world as authentic and as interactive as the physical world.”
Sovrin’s identity network uses distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, to enable the secure exchange of cryptographically-signed credentials to prove an owner’s digital identity information.
“We believe that the adoption of blockchain is an opportunity for a new trust model to take hold where individuals and organizations can securely share private information and credentials without an intermediary,” Marie Wieck, IBM Blockchain general manager, said in a statement.