Swiss city of Zug to offer blockchain-based digital identity to residents

Swiss city of Zug to offer blockchain-based digital identity to residents — EconoTimes — “The city of Zug in Switzerland announced that it is the first community to offer all citizens of the city the opportunity to get a blockchain-based digital identity… With the digital ID, the residents can register their identity independently on the app and the identity is verified by the ID control of the town of Zug.”

  • William Hugh Murray, CISSP

    While nation states would love to control digital identities, they are simply too far away from the citizen, Israel and a few small island nations excepted. In the US it will be done by the states using the infrastructure set up by the drivers license bureaus. The Department of Homeland Security has set up the Global Entry System (GOES). It is optional, at least for now, very expensive, and accepted only by DHS itself.

    The real issue is not the technology used to implement the credential but the integrity of the enrollment process.