Can blockchain-enabled ID make travel more secure and efficient?


The technology that helps power bitcoin transactions could also help officials authenticate airport passengers, under a blockchain-enabled ID pilot that has the backing of Canada and the Netherlands.

The effort seeks to test the efficiency of using blockchain for a digital travel ID system. It would not only confirm identities of those travelers but build their credibility, resulting in them spending less time in screening lanes—in exchange for offering more personal details than other travelers. As a result, border authorities would then have more time to focus on travelers with less “credibility.

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Source: SecureIDNews