During the inaugural ID2020 summit, held at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, representatives from over 50 technology businesses discussed the world’s Identity problems, including representatives from at least half dozen blockchain-centered companies.

The purpose of the annual event is to make sure that every human being has access to identity services, even if they have no state-issued identification. “One fifth of the world’s population is without legal identity” the ID2020 website states. “Without legal identification people are invisible to society and vulnerable to trafficking, prostitution, and child abuse.”

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