Digital sovereignty rising: The emergence of decentralized identity

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Digital identity systems have evolved and continue to evolve. They are core to our interactions with the digital world and have made great strides in both security and convenience. However, the privacy and data-use consent of identity-holders remain problematic.

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  1. History of digital identity
  2. Web 3.0 and a new digital identity
  3. User & organization benefits
  4. DID obstacles to adoption
  5. Market and product outlook

History of digital identity

We have seen Digital Identity evolve from the silo identity model to the federated identity model. The current systems reside at a very low trust level, with over 93% of users distrusting social media platform’s digital custodianship. We believe the next stage of evolution will be Decentralized Identity

Web 3.0 and a new digital identity

Web 3.0, the internet’s next evolution aims for a decentralized interconnected and intelligent web. It aims for decentralized, peer-to-peer networks for secure, trustless transactions— without intermediaries. Unlike today’s static web that does not adapt to the needs of its users, Web 3.0 will be dynamic and interactive, leveraging AI and blockchain to personalize, adapt, and democratize the internet. As user identity is crucial in Web3, DID will be foundational. We explain the ecosystem and functionality of the DID network. Download Complete Research

User and organizational benefits

User benefits include credential forgery prevention, password-free authentication, spam prevention and many others. While Organizations will benefit from operational cost reduction and security cost reduction, enhanced user experience thereby improving the brand. Organizations must however use a phased approach to implement, which is explained.

DID obstacles to adoption

We identify four key obstacles that present themselves and what organizations can do to overcome them.

Market and product outlook

The global decentralized identity market was valued at $285 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 88.7% over the next 5 years. We evaluate top players and products in the market and how they have helped the technology evolve. Download Complete Research

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Author@lab45: Sujay Shivram, Abhigyan Malik

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Reimagining business processes through decentralized identity

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Decentralized Identity systems solve for inefficiencies and security breaches, making them extremely useful for enterprises. We explore in detail important industry use cases where these solutions can be used and means to implement them.

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  1. Transforming KYC using DID
  2. Perishable supply chain using DID
  3. Enabling electronic health records using DID

Transforming KYC using DID

Kyc Process Flow

The KYC Process in Banks and Financial institutions is mandated by the government and can be quite painful both for the bank and the customers. We examine how DID can help not only simplify the process but also ensure high trust and make the process fraud proof, by eliminating intermediaries and returning to trusted direct relationships. Download Complete Research

Perishable supply chain using DID

In case of Food supply the application of IoT can provide real-time data and insights. The current IoT supply chain and the food Supply chain face innumerable challenges.  Using DID and verifiable credentials in food/perishable supply chain can provide a tamper-proof and auditable record of a product’s journey, from its origin to its destination. Solution will have lasting impact not only for controlling quality and expense for organization but will also have impact on public nutrition, health, and sustainability. We explore how!

Enable electronic health records using DID

While managing Electronic Health Records, healthcare organizations face two main challenges: Privacy & Security and Interoperability due to multiple systems in play. By providing patients with greater control over their health information, Decentralized Identity solutions can enhance trust and confidence in the healthcare system, leading to better health outcomes. We explore the details with an example. Download Complete Research

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Author@lab45: Sujay Shivram, Abhigyan Malik

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Should govt issued IDs be decentralized?

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Foundational for identity verification and rights access, government-issued IDs face breaches and inefficiency within centralized systems. Enter Decentralized Identity solutions, redistributing verification control to individuals. But is it applicable for equally for all government services?

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  1. Decentralized vs Centralized ID for governments
  2. Identity credential issuing process today
  3. Suitability of government functions to Decentralized Identity
  4. Long term outcomes

Decentralized vs Centralized ID for governments

Decentralization of government-issued IDs is a complex issue with potential benefits and drawbacks. Whether government issued Ids should be decentralized or not depends on various factors that we delineate. Any decision on decentralization should be carefully considered and implemented with caution to ensure that they do not breach security or undermine the government’s programs. Download Complete Research

Identity credential issuing process today

Govt Identity Credential Issuing Process
Govt Identity Credential Issuing Process

We detail out the current Issuing process typically followed by governments today and identify several challenges and issues that face it today. This includes Ids like the Passport, Licenses, Voter cards and Social security cards. All of them are critical and everyone can do with an easier and more fool proof process for the same.

Suitability of government functions to decentralization

We evaluate the different government functions such as Education, healthcare, elections, security, taxation, etc and analyze which of these would be most suitable to be decentralized. We map them on a matrix of Complexity & Coordination and the Need for scrutiny to give us an easy framework for assessment. Download Complete Research

Long term outcomes

We end by considering the long term onjectives and intended outcomes of such an exercise.We feel that Decentralized Identity solutions can rebuild trust in public institutions by empowering residents with data control.

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Author@lab45: Sujay Shivram, Abhigyan Malik

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