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How The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Going To Change The Lives Of The Bottom Billion | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

The blockchain is coming—and it's going to create huge benefits for the world's poorest people, from financial access to property rights to controlling their identities.

url: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3056481/how-the-technology-behind-bitcoin-is-going-to-change-the-lives-of-the-bottom-billion

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Identity Commons

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Identity Commons

Identity Commons is a community of groups working on developing the identity and social layer of the web. We are loosely connected sharing a common purpose and principles. Our main community gathering is the Internet Identity Workshop that happens twice a year.

url: http://www.idcommons.org/

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Comments on National ID Card Paper

Here are my comments on Reject the National Id Card by Congressman Dr. Ron Paul.

We already have an id card, our state driver's license (or non-driver id). Do you hear people complaining about infringements of liberty on the state level? No. With regard to databases, we are already listed in two that i can think of IRS and Census, not to mention a good percentage listed in VA, military, and social services.

A National ID Card would just be a cosmetic change. Just a change in name.

It's not like you must carry your license with you every where you go, just if you are driving. It's not like your identity is checked anywhere, just in critical locations, eg. airports.

"History shows that governments inevitably use the power to monitor the actions of people in harmful ways. " I'd like to see an example of this.

"...but she should have never been able to cross our border in the first place!" I strongly agree with this statement.

Regarding the SSN, the University of Maryland had changed their policy of using the SSN as the student id. It's now a different number.

I don't understand why people think of "the government" as one unified entity, separated from the people. Employees in government are also citizens. They're our friends and family.