Blockchain’s Revolutionizing Your Digital Identity And Government Can Lead

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Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2075

45 Independence Avenue, SW

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Please join a panel of blockchain and digital identity experts for lunch in Rayburn on December 5th.

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Join us for a Rayburn lunch discussion on December 5 featuring a panel of experts on "Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Your Digital Identity And Government Can Lead The Way."

Imagine a world where a refugee, fleeing their war-torn and impoverished home with only the clothes on their back, can enter a country and have their identity confirmed using a permanent record on the blockchain. This is happening thanks to Accenture and Microsoft, and the ID2020 tool is being rolled out in partnership with the United Nations.

Now, imagine a world where different types of workers - contractors, gig workers, salaried, and hourly - can conduct human resource transactions, like apply for a new job, and have their background and credentials verified all digitally and all within a matter of seconds. This is happening with Workday’s new blockchain-enabled platform bringing credentials.

Blockchain technology is maturing rapidly and is opening new possibilities for innovation across spectrums. With the promise of transformative impacts, comes higher expectations on efficiency, privacy, and security. Federal departments are exploring using blockchain to solve vexing data ownership and citizen consent models using the technology, with NIST leading the way with an important whitepaper. Beyond that congressional policy will play a key role in spurring the technology by creating an underlying legal framework that supports its use.

Speakers include:

– Lydia Beyoud, Reporter Bloomberg Law (Bio)

– Tiffany Angulo, Legislative Director Rep. David Schweikert (Bio)

– Dan Bachenheimer, Unique Identity Services, Global Lead, Accenture (Bio)

– James Cross, Vice President, Product Strategy, Workday (Bio)

– Amy Davine Kim, Chief Policy Officer, Chamber of Digital Commerce (Bio)

– Dr. James Shook, Mathematician, Computer Security Division, NIST (Bio)

Photo Credit Loïc Fürhoff

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Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2075

45 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20515

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