Edmund Lowell is the founder of SelfKey, a solution for secure, self-sovereign identity based on Blockchain technology. He is a serial entrepreneur who has built Fintech and Regtech products including Incorporations.io and KYC-Chain.com, and has provided KYC solutions for some of the biggest ICOs.
SelfKey: Self-Sovereign Identity and Blockchain Technology
Cutting to the core of the discussion about privacy and anonymity in cryptocurrency transactions, SelfKey founder Edmund Lowell will return to Bitcoin Wednesday on 1 May, 2019 to talk about the progress he’s made on his decentralized identity solution. He’ll also cover blockchain identity within the context of Europe’s GDPR regulations, security tokens and ICOs. SelfKey raised $21.8 million during a token sale that ended in January 2018.
The central idea behind SelfKey is that the user can control his own digital identity which is secured by blockchain technology without the intervention of any trusted third party like a government or other entity. “Self sovereign digital identity is a key to unlocking human potential and radically enabling financial inclusion,” Edmund writes. “It is one of the most important issues of our generation.” The Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal has made the risks of the centralized storage of personal data crystal clear.
Edmund Lowell has been a serial entreprenuer living in Asia since 2011, and working at the crossroads of finance, technology and law. Originally from the United States, he graduated from Northeastern University in Boston where he studied law, finance and technology. He has built a number of Fintech and RegTech products during this time including Incorporations.io, KYC-Chain.com and The SelfKey foundation. He has also provided KYC software for some of the biggest ICOs.
Edmund first appeard at Bitcoin Wednesday on 2 May, 2018 and spoke about:
- Self-Sovereign Identity;
- Blockchain Tech and Identity;
- Internationalization, KYC and ICOs;
- Legal Issues Around Identity in ICOs;
- Strategic Internationalization; and
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