Here’s how blockchain could work as your identification

Every time is like this: filling forms with username, email, credit card, phone number, password and more. Otherwise, just go to the social-connect button and use your Google/Facebook account as your identification. Then, get an app like Dashlane to manage passwords and, finally, go sharing and purchasing things.

There’s a reason behind the current platform-centric architecture we live in: when you’re not paying the product, you’re the product. Which basically means other parties own and sell your data. You pay free services with privacy and behaviour. Nothing new here, although many people still don’t care about it anyway.

Recently at the C/O POP convention in Cologne, Germany, a round-table featuring specialists in Blockchain and Cryptography was examining ideas to change the web to User-Centric Identities and rebuild its architecture. When Joachim Lohkamp, CEO at Jolocom, had mentioned on stage that “we should claim our digital sovereignty”, it sounded inspiring and reasonable.