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Blockchain & Digital Identity

You might have heard of the term"blockchain" but what is it and how does it relate to digital ID?

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Season 2, episode 4
38 min / Published
By DIACC

In this episode of DIACC's Digital ID & Me podcast series, we discuss what blockchain is, what it isn't, what it's used for, some known risks and challenges, and what it can do for digital ID.

Join host Amber D. Scott, founder and CEO of Outlier Solutions, as she discusses this timely topic with the following guests:

  • Shawn Mitchell, Senior Strategic Technical Architect at AuthenticID
  • Patrick Mandic, Co-Founder and CEO at Mavennet

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  • DIACC
  • Digital ID
  • Blockchain
  • Outlier Solutions
  • AuthenticID
  • Mavennet
Show notes

Air date: June 30, 2022

Host: Amber D. Scott, founder and CEO of Outlier Solutions,

Engineer/Producer: Chris Ferreira (Sr. Program Manager at the DIACC)

Topic: Blockchain & Digital Identity

Summary:

In this episode of DIACC's Digital ID & Me podcast series, we discuss what blockchain is, what it isn't, what it's used for, some known risks and challenges, and what it can do for digital ID.

Join host Amber D. Scott, founder and CEO of Outlier Solutions, as she discusses this timely topic with the following guests:

Shawn Mitchell, Senior Strategic Technical Architect at AuthenticID

  • Shawn is an experienced software developer with a degree in Economics from NYU. He lives in Raleigh, NC.

Patrick Mandic, Co-Founder and CEO at Mavennet

  • Patrick Mandic has a track record of making large enterprises succeed. He was launch lead for the Aion network (today’s largest Canadian public blockchain), and lead blockchain traceability projects with the US Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Federal government. Previously as a Senior Manager at Deloitte consulting, he led the Canadian IoT practice and was the global Chief of Staff for the Technology Strategy practice, comprised of over 3,500 practitioners globally. Prior to that, Patrick worked in R&D in the telecommunication sector and in digital infrastructure deployment projects for the French Defense contractor Thales. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication engineering from the UPC in Barcelona, Spain, a M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Questions asked:

  1. Each guest was asked to introduce themselves and to provide some background on their organizations. 

  2. In simple terms, what is blockchain? 

  3. What are the risks or challenges with the use of digital identity and blockchain? 

  4. What are some misconceptions of blockchain? 

  5. What can blockchain do for digital ID? 

  6. How is blockchain used today and where do you think it will be in 5 years from now?

Additional resources referenced in this episode:

About the DIACC

Created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review, the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders who are committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework that will secure Canada’s full and secure participation in the global digital economy. To learn more about the DIACC, please visit diacc.ca.

Music: Kesta - Comings and Goings (License)

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