Don’t Believe the (Blockchain) Hype: The definitive primer on identity and blockchain

    “Don’t Believe the (Blockchain) Hype: The definitive primer on identity and blockchain” addresses one of the most intriguing and least understood technological developments of recent years. As entrepreneurs continue to propose novel applications for blockchain beyond cryptocurrency, many cite identity as the next frontier that will be revolutionized by distributed ledger technology. But lofty claims from investors and business leaders suggesting blockchain can “fix” identity are misplaced, or at least unexamined.

    With this paper, OWI provides clarity on five specific identity use cases across industries, and identifies the particular attributes of blockchain that hold promise for identity.