WISeKey International Holding Ltd, a cybersecurity company, has announced the release of a special edition of its Digital Identification and cyber-resilience app, WISeID, integrating blockchain technology. WISeID acts as a dual factor authentication technology that sits on top of a blockchain. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID blockchain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network.
At the heart of this platform is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktop, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things’ devices.
OISTE and WISeKey, in cooperation with the Clinton Global Initiative, started this project back in 2007 with the objective to issue 1 billion identities to connectivity-poor people, as one-fifth of the world’s population ‒ 1.5 billion people – have no proper legal identification, and 50 million children are born every year without a birth certificate or legal identity.