Microsoft Using Bitcoin Blockchain for Decentralized Identity

Microsoft announced on May 13 a preview of a Sidetree-based DID network, called Identity Overlay Network (ION) on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. DIDs are decentralized identifiers, “a new type of identifier for verifiable, ‘self-sovereign’ digital identity.” DIDs are under the control of the individual and no centralized authority or identity provider can access them.  What is ION?  According to Microsoft’s Identity Division senior program …

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