Blockchain & Decentralized Identity

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2017 TIME: 11:00-12:00 LOCATION: ALPSEE


Common wisdom in the IT community is that Blockchain technology is a single entity and that it holds promise for solving most previously unsolved problems. In fact, Blockchain is not a single entity; it is a suite of techniques, many of which have numerous variants. And even picking the right techniques and their applicable variants will not solve all problems. In this presentation, we breakdown the components of blockchain and describe where each may apply. And we also discuss the pros and cons of different variants for a wide range of applications.

  • what are the technical components that fall under the umbrella term "Blockchain"
  • what are the major variants among these components
  • which components and variants apply to an array of potential blockchain solutions


Jeff Stollman is a polymath and futurist with a broad range of senior-level experience across sectors, departments, and national boundaries. A visionary leader experienced in applying leading-edge technology to design innovative solutions, Mr. Stollman has been working in the blockchain arena...

This session will cover the important problems and misconceptions of distributed ledger based identity, and how they can be solved. It sets the scene for the context for the rest of the day, and covers:

  • Permissioned versus permissionless ledgers
  • Governance
  • The need for trust
  • Correlation risk
  • Anonymity
  • Verifiable Claims
  • Selective Disclosure
  • Anonymous Revocation


Drummond Reed is a Trustee of the Sovrin Foundation, where he also serves as Secretary and Chair of the Trust Framework Working Group. He became Chief Trust Officer of Evernym after Evernym’s acquisition of Respect Network, where he was CEO, co-founder, and co-author of the Respect Trust...

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Munich, Germany


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017

Registration fee:
€1980.00 $2475.00 S$3168.00 21780.00 kr
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Mr. Levent Kara
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  • May 09 - 12, 2017 Munich, Germany