DeveloperWeek New York 2020 DeveloperWeek New York 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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OPEN TALK: A User-Centric Identity Model for the Web
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Locke Brown
Locke Brown
NuID, CEO
Ethan Landau
Ethan Landau
NuID, Head of Strategy & Operations

Identity on the web isn’t so much broken as it is non-existent. With no universal identity layer for the Internet, services and applications have resorted to building walled-garden identity models that have no use on the broader web. The result: a fragmented identity experience across services and a near-constant cycle of major password breaches.

The root cause of this siloed identity model is the way we authenticate users today. In this talk, we will examine this relationship and discuss how technologies such as blockchain and zero knowledge cryptography can be used to build a more secure, user-centric, and universal identity for the web.