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The City of Zug in Switzerland Uses Blockchain for digital ID Verification

Zug City Mayor, Dolfi Mueller wants a digital passport for all kinds of applications

The city of Zug well known as the hub for cryptocurrency startups will be launching an Ethereum based identity service to verify IDs. Starting in September 2017, Zug will offer digital identity services through a new application which connects a person’s ID with a particular crypto-address. Local citizens can register and get verified by City officials.

The application will use the UPort identity platform already developed by the Ethereum community Consensys.

Zug City Mayor, Dolfi Mueller, stated, “We want a single electronic identity – a kind of digital passport – for all possible applications. And we do not want this digital ID to be centralized at the city, but on the blockchain.”

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