BlockchainLab is developing an IOTA Tangle based “Self Sovereign Attendancy” application
Dutch-based blockchain lab Drenthe announced via Twitter yesterday that it is developing an “autonomous follow” app based on IOTA Tangle. The purpose of this technology is to be able to prove that a person attended a course, conference or similar certification, as evidence to a school or tax authority, without providing irrelevant information about the person. Blockchain lab Drenthe is developing a ‘self-sovereign concern’ app based on IOTA Tangle that allows people to demonstrate their participation in activities that comply with GDPR rules. Simplex, a provider of encrypted payment services, announced the integration of IOTA.
The BlockchainLab Drenthe researches the
blockchain technology and develops first versions of applications. The
development is “open”, which means that everyone can watch, participate and
think. The goals of the laboratory are to disseminate knowledge about
blockchain technology and applications through education, and to research the
applicability and feasibility of blockchain technology on behalf of
entrepreneurs and governments. In addition, the company strives for the
establishment of a partner network to lower blockchain entry barriers.
The IOTA based solution of the
BlockchainLab Drenthe provides for a basic data protection regulation (GDPR)
compliant solution and is intended to solve the three main problems that have
existed up to now with this type of evidence. Firstly, the technology enables a
GDPR compliant registration. Secondly, it enables to create a forgery-proof
proof of participation and thirdly, the proof is created in such a way that the
examiner can be sure that the participant has actually participated in person.
The technology works in such a way that the
event organizer registers this on the Tangle and creates a unique “event key”
in the form of a QR code. The participant reads this QR code with his
smartphone in advance of the event and generates a unique key to access the
Tangle. With this key the participant can download the certificate from the
How the BlockchainLab Drenthe explained in
a promotional video published yesterday, medical staff, accountants, tax
consultants and students, for example, are often required to provide proof of
certain training or courses in order to receive education points. Up to now, a
list of participants has traditionally been kept or a document stamped as
After the registration period has expired,
the organizer closes the event. At the event, an employee of the organizer can
verify the certificate without having to look at sensitive personal data.
Simplex announces support for IOTA
According to an official statement, the
IOTA Foundation and the payment service providers for crypto-to-fiat payments,
Simplex, have entered into a new partnership to facilitate a broad adoption of
the IOTA token. As Simplex announced on Twitter, IOTA will be integrated,
enabling crypto merchants and exchanges to offer IOTA purchases seamlessly with
credit and debit cards.
Author : Jake Simmons