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Stephen Downes

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I was involved in a discussion about blockchain earlier today where he subject of identity and provenance came up. Now I know there are issues with blockchain, especially financial blockchain, because like anything else associated with financial services, there is a risk of scams and corruption. But it seems to me that there's a role to be played by distributed ledger technology to establish (human) identity and content provenance, and as AI dumps more and more misinformation into the ether we will need a strong AI-proof mechanism to preserve identity and data integrity. Now Vicki Davis doesn't mention blockchain in her article, but when she reports how the SEC Twitter account was hacked you begin to see the importance of finding a solution.

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