30 Oct '14, 10am

Hacker Dreams Up Crypto Passport Using the Tech Behind Bitcoin

Hacker Dreams Up Crypto Passport Using the Tech Behind Bitcoin

The World Citizenship Passport. Christopher Ellis If bitcoin’s true believers ever found their tax-free libertarian utopia, Christopher Ellis could be in charge of the passport office. Ellis has built software that lets anyone create what he calls a “World Citizenship” passport. Using PGP encryption software and the bitcoin blockchain—a cryptographically secured public ledger that runs on machines across the internet—the project creates a mathematically iron-clad identification paper that would be extremely difficult, perhaps impossible, to fake. This is the next generation of bitcoin. It came of age as a digital currency, but developers are pushing the blockchain and blockchain-like technologies into whole new areas. Last month, a project called Ethereum raised $15 million , promising to use a blockchain clone to provide distributed computing resources. And Overstock.com ...

Full article: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/world_passport/

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