Microsoft teams up with Blockchain startup Tierion to find solutions for the tech firms decentralized data security and authenticity initiatives.
Microsoft partners with blockchain startup Tierion to work on decentralized data integrity | On MSFT
The aim of Microsoft’s decentralized identity initiative is to offer control of their online identities and related data for people and companies. Microsoft is working with a blockchain startup, Tierion, on ways to use their own technology that allows users to sign data, claims, or agreements with their online identities. Identity-signed data us often referred to as "attestations." Currently, Microsoft is collaborating with Tierion to create a service that generates, manages, and validates attestations. Microsoft provides an example of how their service might work: "In the future, you might take an online course and receive an attestation proving you completed the required work. This attestation is digitally signed by the educational organization’s decentralized identifier and a timestamp proof that is rooted in a secure public blockchain. Anyone can verify the identities and validate this data without trusting the signers or their service providers. The blockchain serves as the root