Blockchain entertainment studio and rights management platform SingularDTV has announced plans with uPort, a self-sovereign identity and key management system, to deliver decentralized, self-sovereign identity to the SingularDTV ecosystem. Decentralized identity will play an important role in the new type of user experience SingularDTV wants to create as an alternative to the internet with its centralized networking architecture.
uPort, an application developed by venture production studio ConsenSys, is built on the Ethereum blockchain and consists of a mobile app, Ethereum smart contracts, and open-source libraries. Businesses can accept uPort identities, while users can access and curate their identities and build reputations. uPort uses standards built in collaboration with organizations such as Microsoft.