The first Blockpass Identity Lab in the world has been opened in Edinburgh. Its experts will study how to use the blockchain to protect personal data on the Internet.
The laboratory is located in one of the campuses of Edinburgh University Napier. The project was implemented within the framework of the partnership between Blockpass IDN a Hong Kong blockchain company and the educational institution. The amount of funding for the project was £600 thousand.
The laboratory staff will solve the problems associated with the identification processes, and will also create new data infrastructures that are oriented towards confidentiality and protection of the rights of users of the network.
The laboratory team will note the opening by holding a conference and a hackathon, within which participants will be asked to develop blockchain-applications for the field of identification.