- The UNHCR is looking into ways to keep refugees safe when they cross borders. They are interested in using decentralized identity solutions like ZK-proofs.
- The agency knows that blockchain technology is useful, and they have started a test project using USD Coin (USDC) stablecoin to quickly give money to Ukrainian refugees.
The person in charge of money for a group of countries said that keeping refugees safe as they move from one country to another relies more and more on new ways of proving their identity that use zero-knowledge proofs.
Carmen Hett, who works with the UNHCR, says the organization is working to make it easier for refugees to move to new countries quickly, while also making sure their identities are checked and kept safe.
This plan helps refugees with the problem of proving who they are when their own government has to confirm it. Last week, Hett spoke during a group talk.
“Think about being a refugee crossing borders. Laws in different countries are not all the same. We need a system to make sure that UNHCR can guarantee trust and safety for people in danger by protecting their identity. ”
Focusing on making ZK-Proof solutions happen.
Carmen Hett explains how zero-knowledge proofs (ZK-proofs) help keep refugees safe when they cross borders. Using ZK-proofs in the refugee context helps keep identities safe, keeps data secure, and helps build trust across borders.
Refugees who don’t have a way to prove who they are might not be able to open bank accounts or get jobs in the new country where they are staying. ZK-proofs are a way to prove who you are without sharing your personal information, which helps keep your privacy safe. However, Hett says we need more rules to make it easier for more people to use these technologies.
The UNHCR is using blockchain technology to help refugees and displaced people get help faster and more easily. The company started a test project in December 2022 using the USD Coin (USDC) to quickly and easily help Ukrainian refugees who have been affected by the war between Ukraine and Russia.
Carmen Hett praised the way blockchain helps to quickly and accurately send money to people in need all over the world. This means that aid can reach the people who need it in just a few minutes. Furthermore, the UNHCR helps displaced refugees learn how to manage money and use digital technology. This prepares them to handle their finances across different countries.
Alternative ways to keep your identification information secure by spreading it across multiple sources.
Many people in the blockchain industry are trying to make ID solutions that are not controlled by one central authority and can be used by many people.
The IOTA ecosystem has a new upgrade called Stardust, which includes Identity 1. 0 This update is a big step in owning and controlling digital identity. It focuses on privacy and changes how Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are made, updated, and conflicts are solved.
Identity0 was carefully tested at Shimmer staging ground. It gives users full control over their digital identities, and keeps their privacy a top priority. The upgrade changes how DIDs are managed. It includes Alias Outputs that can work with other networks and different types of tokens.