Blockchain Identity & Security

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 TIME: 11:00-12:00 LOCATION: CHIEMSEE


Unlike other technological revolutions, this horizontal, peer-to-peer nature of the blockchain will have a direct impact on non-technological governance and societal factors.

How is trust established without trusted third parties? Although it is not possible to offer a prediction of how distributed ledger technology with change society, the assertion that new and publically-accessible technology such as the internet, file sharing and social networks would empower individuals and lead to a more transparent and equitable society has been made before. While the advent of the internet has led to unparalleled global communication capabilities, it has also allowed for a situation of total, mass surveillance. The blockchain offers a trustless information security model, replacing human judgement with proof-of-work algorithms and perimeter security with total transparency.

This talk will investigate the cybersecurity risks of the blockchain, and well as the dilemmas of ensuring information authenticity. How will user and device identification operate with blockchain technologies? Are trusted third-parties still necessary, and how will they operated with trustless, distributed systems? And how do our views on privacy need to change in a world where privacy is almost impossible to ensure?


Ivan is a Lead Analyst with a focus on risk management and identity & access management. He has a deep technical understanding and lengthy experience in security consulting across three continents in a wide number of industry verticals, as well as in government and education.

One of the most promising use-case for distributed ledgers in financial services is the implementation of compliance and risk management solutions. In this session, we will analyze how the blockchain technology can be used to build trusted registries of identity and ‘know your customer’ data about individuals or companies, with concrete examples. We will also highlight the difficulties of such approaches and discuss the possible scenarios of evolution in this domain.


Sebastien Meunier is a management consultant at the consulting firm Chappuis Halder & Co. (CH&Co) with more than 12 years of experience in leading business transformations at the intersection of Technology and Financial Services. He studied at Ecole Polytechnique (France) where he got...

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Ivan Niccolai - Blockchain, Identity, Cybersecurity

Sebastien Meunier - Blockchain – a New Compliance Paradigm?


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016

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