Procivis and the Rohingya Project partner to provide electronic identity to people without legal documentation

Swiss e-government venture Procivis and non-governmental organisation the Rohingya Project have announced a partnership to enable financial and social inclusion for the 3.5 million Rohingya people living across the world. As part of the collaboration, Procivis will supply its eID+ platform and combine it with the Rohingya Project’s unique verification process, to provide the stateless…

The Missing 1.1 billion: Blockchain-Based Digital Identities as a Driver of Inclusion

In the developed world, possessing a government issued identity document is taken as a given for most people. From holding a birth certificate to a passport, it is not often that one pauses to think about the privilege of living in a country where a majority of the citizens are visible to the state. Reality…

Lessons from the World’s Largest e-Identity Program – India’s Aadhaar

Since its launch in 2009, India’s e-Identity program, Aadhaar has been the subject of intense debate. Its ardent supporters promote it as a solution to the country’s notoriously wasteful welfare system and its opponents label it a gross violation of privacy. Being Aadhaar-registered myself and having studied the development of the program extensively, the merits…

The Crypto Valley Association partners with the Sovrin Foundation to find new ways to help manage digital identities

The Crypto Valley Association (CVA) today announced a partnership with the Sovrin Foundation, an international non-profit that governs the world’s first open public self-sovereign identity (SSI) network, to explore new ways to help business and people manage and store personal identity data on their own devices, and provide it efficiently to those who need to…

The rise of digital tribes and their digital tokens

2017 was the year of the rise of financing via digital tokens (see chart below). While some initial coin offerings (ICOs) have been asset-backed (i.e. they are the equivalent of raising capital via more traditional means), the majority of ICOs have been for tokens backed by nothing more than the belief in an idea. This…

Procivis and the Canton of Schaffhausen present eID solution at the eGovernment Day Schaffhausen

Zurich / Schaffhausen, 4 December 2017   Procivis and the Canton of Schaffhausen have presented the pilot version of the Schaffhausen eID+ to the canton’s citizens today. The electronic identity solution is based on Procivis technology and can be downloaded by citizens of the Canton of Schaffhausen onto their iOS or Android mobile phones via…

The Winners and Losers of GDPR

  Personal data is the commodity of the 21st century. Some even call it “the new asset class”[1]. It is collected and traded every day, sometimes to the benefit of individuals — by virtue of targeted advertisements and free content — and every now and then to their disadvantage — when massive data centres are breached by hackers and when it…

Blog #02: The Macro Drivers of Cryptocurrencies

The Macro Drivers of Cryptocurrencies   The birth of a new form of electronic money that does not require a bank is now almost a decade old. The concept has become accessible to ordinary people because of the ubiquitous use of smartphones.  It has also become relatively easy for anyone to issue their own cryptocurrency…

Procivis introduces VALID: Personal data management for the digital age

Mobile and blockchain technologies are opening up new ways for citizens to interact with their state and with the marketplace. Procivis is developing innovative technology solutions to make these new forms of interaction user-friendly, relevant and secure. VALID is the next iteration of the Procivis digital identity platform, which draws on the e-government platform eID+,…

E-governance and blockchain in India and Oman – Interview with Daniel Gasteiger

The “Swiss-Indian forum e-governance” in New Delhi, India, and the “Blockchain Symposium” in Muscat, Oman, brought together entrepreneurs and policymakers from around the world to discuss the opportunities and the challenges behind the implementation of blockchain technology in general and blockchain-enabled e-governance in particular. Procivis CEO Daniel Gasteiger was invited to speak on behalf of…

Blog #01 – Technology and democracy

Digitalization is changing all aspects of how modern societies operate, including the machinery underpinning democracy. As the tech industry rolls out new software and hardware solutions by which the people can make their will known, society and the law will eventually catch up. We need to start broadening the debate about the available choices and…

HSBlox announces strategic partnership with Procivis to create a patient-centered smart contract solution for healthcare administration

ATLANTA HSBlox, a technology company bringing innovation and transparent economics to the healthcare ecosystem today announced a partnership with Swiss electronic identity specialist Procivis. Combining HSBlox’s Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) smart contract solution for healthcare administration with Procivis’ advanced DLT authentication application will ensure that the patient is securely in control of the administrative process. Together…