Blockchain will mark the end of password epoch

Some specialists are sure that we can find the solution for digital identity in the cryptocurrency system
02 December 2017   1547

There is fundamental forecast due to the digital accounts controlled by different enterprises, government institutes, banks and others who keep all data on a decentralized fiscal accountings and blockchains. They say that cryptocurrency system as Bitcoin, for example, can be applied to Internet identification system without any mediators.

Furthermore, every account owner can chose himself who can have control over his data. It can be just one person or another with special permission.


Drummond Reed

The co-founder and director of Evernym

Such system uses cryptography with shared key the same that blockchain websites utilize for transaction control. The technology, however, appeared too difficult for development, but the popularity and new cryptography impulse gave momentum to the idea propagation.

Shared key based on two kinds of key: on public and individual one. Both are used to identify account owners and corroborate encoded transactions. In fact, the users’ blockchain account is their individual regulating system.

Will users be agree to give up their old ligins and passwords? We won’t cope with this issue ourselves, we need support from web designers, social workers and everyone who is inspired by this idea.


Meltem Demirors

The director of Digital Currency Group

Government authorities are on the way of accepting this idea. Illinois state has already signed the contract connected with creation the base for newborns. Switzerland also begins to introduce this project for its population.

German Financial Regulator Clarifies Stance on ICOs

The Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) has clarified its position on ICOs
22 February 2018   53

German financial regulator admitted it was receiving many inquiries about the status of tokens and cryptocurrencies. According to an advisory letter, BaFin provides some basic definitions of ICOs and related terms. It is important because the results of a new survey showed that more than two-thirds of Germans know about bitcoin.

In this letter, BaFin educates the public and explains how tokens are typically generated, how blockchain works and that ICOs are used to raise funds for startup projects. The note states that for regulatory purposes, ICOs, tokens, coins, and cryptocurrencies are subject to the existing provisions in the field of securities supervision and other relevant national and EU laws.

The authority advises participants in ICOs to check and follow rules applicable to regulated financial instruments, such as securities. If businesses or individuals have any doubts about regulations, they should approach BaFin.

According to BaFin, companies should fulfill any obligations under the Banking Act and the Capital Investment Code, the Insurance Supervision Act and the Payment Services Supervision Act. The transactions may be prohibited if relevant regulatory requirements are not met.

The authority also states that legal classification of tokens requires precise examination. It will determine their status on a case-by-case basis after studying their features. The token should be transferable and tradable on cryptocurrency trading platforms in order to be classified as a security.