Part of "The future of Identity" event is also The Blockchain & Identity Hackathon, open for all developers and hackers:
The Blockchain & Identity Hackathon is about exploring creative mashups of Estonian e-identity with new blockchain & decentralization tech, for target applications in identity, supply chain, IoT, financial, energy, and creative industries. It will start with a 1.5 hour idea brainstorming session, followed by a full day of hacking and building with presentations at the end of that day. The hackathon will be coordinated by decentralization / blockchain tech leaders Juan Benet (IPFS) and Trent McConaghy (BigchainDB).
Questions hackathon participants could pursue include:
-Which blockchain & decentralized applications could be unleashed if we had better-defined identity or other government-certified information? How can Estonian e-identity tools & vision help solve specific problems in blockchain & dec target applications?
-What new tools can help to spread the example of Estonian e-identity to the rest of the world, and to help improve the Estonian e-identity program? How can decentralization, immutability, “living” assets, smart contracts help?
Respectable turnout at the Tokyo information session last night; there were many who weren't yet e-Residents but were keen to find out more about how to use it for their startups, projects, and general business.
I was a bit disappointed there was no-one from the e-Residency program itself there to speak... maybe next time? I think there's plenty of interest from young entrepreneurs in Japan who see more opportunity overseas.