Blockchain Startup SingularDTV to Tap Into uPort for Identity Solution


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SingularDTV has announced plans with uPort to deliver decentralized, self-sovereign identity to the SingularDTV ecosystem.  Decentralized identity will play an important role in the new type of user experience SingularDTV is creating, an experience not possible on the internet due to its centralized networking architecture which fosters a lack of synergy between network and data.

uPort, an application developed by venture production studio ConsenSys, is a self-sovereign identity and key management system built on the Ethereum Blockchain consisting of an easy-to-use mobile app, Ethereum smart contracts, and open-source libraries. Businesses can accept uPort identities, while users can easily access and curate their identities and build their reputations. uPort uses standards built in collaboration with leading organizations such as Microsoft.  The uPort Whitepaper can be accessed here.

Zach LeBeau, CEO of SingularDTV, commented:

“Decentralization offers a completely new paradigm of user experience and functionality that the internet cannot deliver.  Identity will play an important role in the SingularDTV ecosystem.  It is one of many revolutionary applications we will be integrating into our platform.”

Currently, digital identity is managed much differently on the internet.  Facebook and Twitter, for example, own their users digital identities.  But on SingularDTV, both audience and content producers will control and own their identities.  Decentralized digital identity is also uniform throughout Ethereum.  On the internet however, a merchant on Amazon who has been selling products for several years and has built a reputation based on a collection of reviews and ratings is not able to take that same identity history to eBay if they want to begin selling there.  Instead they need to build their identity and reputation from the beginning.  With decentralized identity on Ethereum, users can take their identities with them everywhere.

Rouven Heck, Product Lead of uPort, added:

“We are excited to work with the SingularDTV team. They are building an exciting new ecosystem, where uPort can best demonstrate the power of a user-centric reputation based identity system.”

uPort is a self-sovereign identity and key management system built on the Ethereum Blockchain consisting of an easy-to-use mobile app, Ethereum smart contracts, and open-source libraries.

SingularDTV is a Blockchain entertainment studio and rights management platform building a decentralized entertainment industry on the Ethereum Blockchain.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of industry leading online publication, Blockchain News and co-founder and director at Blockchain Partners in London/Amsterdam/NYC. Kastelein is also an advisor with a number Blockchain startups doing ICOs including where hs is interim CMO,, Inchain, Chronobank, eGaas and others. He is regarded as one of the top journalists by the Blockchain and fintech communities – as is evident by his entry in the Top 150 Fintech journalists online and in the top 10 of the Blockchain Top 100 List.

As a prominent keynote presenter, he has spoken on Blockchain at events in Gdansk, Amsterdam, Minsk, Dubai, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Bucharest, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Brussels, Barcelona etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and, consequently, has built a notable network in the scene.

He’s also a director of a Dutch foundation called The Hackitarians and has run innovation events in London, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam and other cities around the world on topics such Blockchain, Health, Energy, Internet of Things, AI etc.

In 2013, the European Commission appointed him as an expert for overseeing financing for emerging startups as a part of the European Commission’s 90 billion euro Horizon 2020 project, created in Brussels to promote innovation as a driving force of job creation and business ventures across Europe. He has also worked as an external expert for Innovate UK since 2012, judging startups for the UK government.

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