Diego Fernández, the secretary of Innovation and Digital Transformation of the City of Buenos Aires, presented TangoID during his participation in the ETH Latam meeting, a crypto event that takes place for the first time in that city and runs until next Saturday the 13th. of August.
The Secretary had the opportunity to make a presentation at the event, which was attended by various exponents of the crypto ecosystem who are interested in blockchain technology issues such as EthereumDAOs, infrastructure, NFTs, and other related topics.
“Today we present TangoID, the self-sovereign digital identity protocol that we co-created in community and that puts people at the center, giving them back control of their information and with a security anchor through blockchain,” said Fernández.
The official also added that “we believe that the important thing is that this works as a public infrastructure, so that anyone can build value, and to transform and simplify the way in which the State and society relate.”
The main features of TangoID are:
- The system follows international standards (SSID, IETF, DIF, W3C, Trust OverIP and OpenID, among others).
- Have interoperability.
- looking to use open blockchain not allowed.
- It is multi-chain.
- All private data is stored on user devices in a off chain.
- It is open source.
- It implies a decentralized autonomous governance: no one owns the protocol.
- Government user vs. Government user: the objective is not to generate Government users, but to any other organization can use it without requesting permission or authorization because the power is in the hands of the users and not of the Government.
Secretary Fernandez announced that Buenos Aires will use this system initially anchored in the Starknet blockchain for three reasons:
- STARK Proof technology is very suitable for implementation, so it will be effective in terms of security.
- Scalability, ideal for allowing very complex computational calculations to be generated off chain.
- TangoID allows the generation of identities (DIDs) that are anchored in starknet and in Layer 1 of Ethereum, with which it is possible to achieve operational and economic scalability.
Finally I know will install validator nodes Ethereum within the two city data centers within the framework of the Buenos Aires sandbox law.
“With the aim of being part of the Ethereum ecosystem, Buenos Aires seeks to promote private and public investment in projects blockchainas well as contributing to the security and decentralization of the network, and developing and investigating an acceptable regulation that allows us as a Government to participate formally in these networks”, he indicated.
The head of government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, spoke at the meeting and stated that technology is being progressively incorporated blockchain. “We have a plan to continue simplifying procedures and making life easier for Argentines,” he said.
The city of Buenos Aires participates with a stand where you can learn more about the TangoID project. In addition, attendees can receive kits from the Digital Nomads program, with SIM and SUBE cards, in order to make the experience of the people who visit it easier.
What is digital identity
The digital identity It is the most important process in an online purchase process, because in addition to collecting the buyer’s data, it ensures that the parties involved are protected from cyber threats such as theft, extraction of credit card data or impersonation.
The concept of digital identity also allows users to be recognized on certain platforms and avoid going through a process in which they have to register personal data several times and fill out access forms.
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