Swiss city plans to verify IDs using Blockchain

Authorities of Zug will launch a new ethereum-based identity service
09 July 2017   3285

Open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements 

The capital of the Swiss Crypto valley and the canton of the same name Zug is preparing to introduce a new service for the verification of citizens' identification data, which will be based on the Ethereum block system. This is written by CoinDesk.

The project will be launched in September 2017 and will include a special mobile application that binds a person's identity through the uPort platform to a specific crypto address.

The solution was developed by ConsenSys in partnership with the local startup ti&m and the University of Economics of Lucerne. Registration and verification of local residents will be carried out by local authorities.


Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks.

In the statement of Zug, the project was developed because previous efforts of ID solution development using centralized funds were very complicated and even obsolete nowadays.

We want to create complete digital identification, kind of digital passport for any cases. And we don't want this passport was centralized, we want it to use blockchain technology. 

Dolfi Müller
Major of Zug

City authorities also plan to hold an advisory next spring vote using electronic bulletins. 

Buterin to Propose Way to Speed Up ETH 2.0 Migration

Vitalik Buterin,creator of Ethereum, believes the eth1 system can exist as a zero shard in eth2 
25 December 2019   290

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin proposed a solution that allows you to quickly get rid of the Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm chain and move everything in Ethereum 2.0 to Proof-of-Stake (PoS).

According to him, the eth1 system can exist as a zero shard in eth2.

Validators who choose to participate in eth1 will be able to register as friendly. They are expected to support the full eth1 node in addition to the eth2 node.

A full eth1 node will load all blocks of the zero shard and maintain the updated state of the old circuit.

Buterin believes that his proposal does not make any changes to the planned procedure for the transition from eth1 to eth2. Only software for stateless clients and witness size changes in the eth1 protocol are required.