Now Swiss can registrate on Ethereum blockchain

Uport made user-centric data platform on the Ethereum for Zug’s citizens
24 November 2017   1000

Recently Uport could ensure digital registration in partnership with Zug. This new opportunity is historically important, since it demonstrates the possibility of verifying digital citizenship by the government with the help of the Ethereum blockchain.

To register Zug’s citizen would download the Uport app and register his Uport ID on the Ethereum blockchain. It is creating a global identifier. This address is a smart contract. Citizen uses newly registered Uport ID to sign in to the Zug ID web portal with scanning a QR code. The Zug web portal is authenticated, the citizen enters a pre-existing Zug ID number along with personal information. This requires in-person verification by a city administrator. Then citizen gets 14 days to visit the Zug office with an official government ID document. Any authorized official can then cross check the citizen's information and his documents. If the application is approved, the citizen receives a Uport citizenship ID.

The development of digital citizenship can increase trust between government and citizens. It also provides opportunities for better digital interactions among them. Then in the Spring of 2018 Zug are going to develop an e-voting initiative.

MyEtherWallet to Roll Out MEW Connect

The application provides a secure login to user accounts
19 September 2018   160

Developers of the popular wallet MyEtherWallet presented the final version of the mobile application MEW Connect.

The application provides a secure login to user accounts. With MEW Connect, users do not need to enter a private key to open a wallet. Instead of using a private key, the introduction of which may pose a security risk, the user reads a special QR code.

Kosala Hemachandra, MyEtherWallet founder in talk with TechCrunch said that he he hopes beta users will comb through the code and help find issues with the app before its wider release.

The app is available for both iOs and Android. service is visited daily by about 600 thousand users.

Recall, the beta version of MEW Connect was introduced in July.