Microsoft is working on a decentralized Digital Identity system, using blockchain and Authenticator
A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it was joining the ID2020 alliance, a global partnership working to create an open-source, blockchain-based digital identity system. This is all about providing a decentralized and reliable ID system to the billions of people with no reliable ID worldwide.
This is a great opportunity for Microsoft’s Identity Division, which has been exploring new ideas around what it calls “Decentralized Digital Identities” for over a year. In a new blog post on Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security blog today, Ankur Patel, Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Identity Division explained that the company plans to integrate digital identities within its cross-platform Microsoft Authenticator app.