Companies are looking at various ways to implement Bitcoin technology these days, and managing traveler identification is one of the potential opportunities. ShoCard and SITA are exploring what Bitcoin technology is capable of in this regard.
Bitcoin Technology For Identification Purposes
ShoCard has been working on merging the Bitcoin blockchain with storing identities in a secure manner. Doing so would let anyone quickly retrieve their details and prove they are who they claim to be. This can be quite a valuable tool in the long run, regardless of where one is at any given time.
Collaborating with SITA on this project is an exciting choice, given the IT company’s experience in the air transport industry. Should this collaboration prove to be a success, it will be easier for consumers to get through border airports. Speeding up passport checks if something people and airlines have been waiting for for quite some time now.
The way this would work is by generating a Single Travel Token containing all of their travel documentation. Scanned documents and sealed with a public and private key, similar to how Bitcoin addresses are protected. All of the documents are encrypted and hashed, and the service allows anyone to verify their