Thomson Reuters new Ethereum Identity Tool at a glance – Bitcoints


Published on September 30th, 2016 | by bitcoin


Thomson Reuters new Ethereum Identity Tool at a glance

Conceived as part of the mass media company’s recent ethereum “hackathons”, the tools will be available in beta via the BlockOne ID website starting next week.

Thomson Reuters head of engineering, applied innovation, Richard Collin, explained that BlockOneID combines standard authentication practices with the blockchain.

While it’s an experimental project (Thomson Reuters isn’t yet looking to monetize it), Collin said that it aligns with the company’s existing media and data delivery products.

He cited other examples where Thomson Reuters provides a service by identifying users are before serving them content, for example, with stock prices or other data feeds.

Moving forward, Collin said they’re working on some tweaks to the user experience and other methods of confirming a member’s identity.


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