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A User-Centric System for Verified Identities on the Bitcoin Blockchain

  • Daniel Augot
  • Hervé Chabanne
  • Thomas Chenevier
  • William GeorgeEmail author
  • Laurent Lambert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10436)

Abstract

We present an identity management scheme built into the Bitcoin blockchain, allowing for identities that are as indelible as the blockchain itself. Moreover, we take advantage of Bitcoin’s decentralized nature to facilitate a shared control between users and identity providers, allowing users to directly manage their own identities, fluidly coordinating identities from different providers, even as identity providers can revoke identities and impose controls.

Keywords

Bitcoin blockchain Identity proofs Discrete Logarithm REPresentation (DLREP) Personal Identity Management Systems (PIMS) 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The work leading to this paper has received funding from the European Community’s Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement n\(^{\circ }\) 607049.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Augot
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hervé Chabanne
    • 4
    • 5
  • Thomas Chenevier
    • 4
  • William George
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Laurent Lambert
    • 4
  1. 1.INRIAPalaiseauFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire LIX, École Polytechnique and CNRS UMR 7161PalaiseauFrance
  3. 3.Université Paris-SaclayParisFrance
  4. 4.OT-MorphoIssy-les-MoulineauxFrance
  5. 5.Télécom ParisTechParisFrance

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