ArcBlock, a blockchain development platform, and decentralized identity solution provider, today announced the launch of part 3 of their I DID IT Campaign; with the release of its newest decentralized identity experience demo app and the creation of Blocklet for login and authentication.
The login and authentication demonstration showcases how users can log in to websites and applications, plus authenticate their identity when accessing member services or access paid micro-content that can be enabled with a line of code.
One of the leading use cases for decentralized identity; is delivering a new and secure method of logging in that can replace password-based authentication.
Use cases for decentralized identity expand well beyond just logging in. Today, decentralized identity is being considered as a replacement for traditional identity and access management systems in the enterprise. This, in turn, is also creating new e-commerce experiences; reinventing single sign-on methods including OAuth 2 and much more.
“In today’s digital world, it is getting harder and harder to control our digital identities. Between giving it away to service providers in order to benefit from the ease of use; or with the upcoming 5G mobile networks where it is expected that users will see at least 100X more requests for their data without ever knowing it. What’s a user to do? With ArcBlock’s decentralized identity wallet and login capabilities; we are empowering each user to own their identity and easily keep it secure. In doing so, we can give users their identity back and give them complete control over how their identity data is accessed and used.”
– Robert Mao, CEO of ArcBlock
For ArcBlock, decentralized identity is viewed as a way for developers and businesses to build services and applications around their users and deliver richer experiences, create more trust between the user and company, and minimize the friction of the user experience. More importantly, when combined, these same companies and features empower individual users to own and control their data.
Using ArcBlock’s blockchain and decentralized identity tools and solutions:
- Users can leverage their own decentralized identifiers (DIDs) to access traditional systems and own their identity. In doing so, they avoid troublesome data breaches and identity theft; which is becoming more regular as companies centralized their data.
- Achieve privacy by design by building apps and services designed around the user and ensuring that user data remains private, and they only ask for what they need versus everything.
- Achieve community-enabled trust using a self-owned identity system where users can support claims by others, also known as attestations; helping to prove and verify different facets of a user’s identity.
- Apps and services become highly personalized to the individual and by using decentralized identifiers, developers are able to gain access to a precise set of attestations; while also reducing the legal and compliance risks associated with handling and storing personal information.
- Leverages an open, interoperable technical foundation that uses standard, open-source technologies, protocols, and reference designs from the W3C and Decentralized Identity Foundation; ensuring a user’s identity travels with them across different online services.
- It can achieve a highly performant identity layer that can scale.
- Businesses and developers can quickly move beyond many of the earlier adopters and give developers and businesses a proven user experience that allows their users to quickly adopt this technology.
Anyone can experience identity by visiting ArcBlock’s decentralized identity microsite and each demo includes live demos and ready-made developer tools.
In addition to Blocklet, developers can use ArcBlock’s identity capabilities that are already available in their blockchain application framework; and can be enabled in a few simple steps with any application or service. Over the next few weeks, ArcBlock will be showcasing additional examples including badging, verifiable claims and certificates, payment, and more.