Blockchain may soon be integrated into Microsoft’s Authenticator app, this according to the tech giant. The plan, revealed in a blog spot, points to a Blockchain-based decentralized IDs (DID) into the app.
The aim of Microsoft is to be able to provide a new digital identity model separate and independent from any centralized institution, guaranteeing full privacy in data storage. With this in place, the user should have full control of “all elements of [their] digital identity.”
After research and looking into other systems, they eventually determined that Blockchain technology is “well suited” for what they envision. “Some public blockchains (Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum, Litecoin, to name a select few) provide a solid foundation for rooting DIDs, recording DPKI operations, and anchoring attestations.”
Microsoft’s future plans include adding DID support to their Microsoft Authenticator App for cryptographic keys and identity data.