Digital Identity Card for the Downtown Eastside
This initiative, in partnership with the UBC i-Lab, will explore the use of blockchain technology in securing digital identity for the homeless population in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver.
We collaborate with industry partners to research pressing issues and phenomena across the social, data records, and technical dimensions of blockchain technologies. We work with government funding agencies such as Mitacs to match industry funding and advance our practical and theoretical understanding of emerging blockchain applications, challenges and opportunities.
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This Mitacs funded research project, in partnership with 6Sensmatic, one of Blockchain@UBC’s industry partners, explores two critical strategic challenges for firms seeking to develop and commercialize blockchain applications.
The BC Land Titles and Survey Authority (LTSA), working with the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and IdentityNorth (IDN), seeks to gain a clearer understanding of the possible application of blockchain technology to land transaction recording and would like Blockchain@...
This research project focuses on blockchain technology as one component of investigating the broader research question “How can emerging technologies be leveraged to benefit Canadians?” As an emerging technology, there is no universally agreed definition of the blockchain, but it is often described...