First Blockchain ID Innovation Night
Wiesbaden, May 15th, 2018 – On Monday, 14th of May 2018, KuppingerCole hosted first ever Blockchain ID Innovation Night in Munich, Germany. It preceded the four-day European Identity & Cloud Conference (EIC), Europe’s leading event for Identity and Access Management (IAM), Privacy & GDPR, Blockchain Identity, as well as Cybersecurity.
During this exciting 5-hour evening, ten innovators and pioneers in Blockchain Technology and Digital Identity delivered 10-minute slam-style presentations in front of more than 100 attendees and jury of industry experts and technology professionals. The speakers entertained and tried to persuade the public by presenting their ongoing work on using Blockchain Technology for Identity Management.
“We at KuppingerCole are very excited to hold the Blockchain ID Innovation Night for the first time. The Blockchain Technology can play an important role in managing our Digital Identity and we are happy to provide a new platform for innovators in this area to present their work in an entertaining and a passionate way” stated the moderator of the evening, Dr. George Beridze from KuppingerCole.
The Blockchain ID Innovation Night covered the following key topics:
• Decentralized Identity management and application
• Decentralized Identity & Privacy
• Self-Sovereign Identity Authentication and Identity Verification
• Blockchain Consent Management & Link Contracts
Over 100 attendees voted for two best slammers, Balazs Nemethi from Taqanu and Dr. Torsten Lodderstedt from YES.com. The winners will hold keynote talks in the main agenda of the EIC 2018 conference. From these two best innovators, the jury awarded the crypto-prize money to one overall winner of the Blockchain ID Innovation Night, Balázs Nemethi. His presentation focused on Horizontally Scalable Blockchain for Identity and Inclusion. Balázs is also nominated for EIC 2018 Identity Awards.
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