Microsoft and Accenture want to create a digital network where refugees can prove their identity from any location in the world

Microsoft and Accenture Plc teamed up in a United Nations supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people through a digital network using a blockchain. This project was aimed to assist refugees who may not have their papers on them, granting them access to education and healthcare.

The digital identification service would allow any refugee to access their records at any location, even if they left their documents in their native country. The program connects to multiple organizations, having them communicate to one another to prove a person's identity rather than relying on only one service to store all the records. So far, only one prototype was created, built from an existing Accenture platform used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Both Microsoft and Accenture have invited other companies to join their project.

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Microsoft and Accenture Plc teamed up in a United Nations supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people through a digital network using a blockchain. This project was aimed to assist refugees who may not have their papers on them, granting them access to education and healthcare.

The digital identification service would allow any refugee to access their records at any location, even if they left their documents in their native country. The program connects to multiple organizations, having them communicate to one another to prove a person's identity rather than relying on only one service to store all the records. So far, only one prototype was created, built from an existing Accenture platform used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.