WISeKey

Empowering the Person to be at the Center of Gravity of the Internet

Basic facts

WISeKey is currently deploying large scale Internet of Things (‚IoT´) digital identity ecosystems and has become a pioneer of the ‚4th Industrial Revolution´ movement launched this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Source: WISeKey website
Since 2016 WISeKey announced a couple of projects to deploy blockchain like WISeID, the establishment of an IoT Blockchain Excellence Centre in New York or a Swiss China Blockchain Centre in Beijing.

Why Blockchain?

The WISeKey BlockChain is constantly growing as new blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. Each WISeID node gets a copy of the WISeID BlockChain and gets downloaded automatically upon joining the WISeID network. Through the WISeID BlockChain app the users are always in control of their digital identity stored on their mobile, IoT sensor and or computer and is only the user who determines which identification attributes are shared with social media, credit cards, merchant sites etc. never disclosing the Personal Identifiable Information (PII) if not required or necessary. WISeID uses BlockChain as a public, immutable ledger that allows third parties to validate that the original Identity or Attribute certifications provided by a Third Trusted Party has not been changed or misrepresented. Keeping control of Digital Identity is key to protecting user´s personal data.

WISeID is also provided as a software development kit (SDK) to third parties wanting to use this method of identification for their identities requirements.

At the heart of this platform is the OISTE-WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust which has been actively used since 1999 by over 2.6 billion desktop, browsers, mobile devices, SSL certificates and Internet of Things´ devices. The OISTE WISeKey Cryptographic Root of Trust is ubiquitous and universal, and a pioneer in the creation of Digital Identities.

The WISeID BlockChain operates with the WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security cyber-resilience edition that uses the digital identification to lock personal data such as account usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and access PINs into a secure personal data organizer, creating accountable identities for online activity while the data itself remains protected in a secure cloud vault.

Source: WISeKey website

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