Shortly before the end of the year, cryptovision once again sets a medial exclamation mark. In the latest issue of the magazine The Vault, published by industry association Silicon Trust, cryptovision’s CEO Markus Hoffmeister (together with co-author Klaus Schmeh) presents his assessment of the currently most discussed topic in the identity industry: the blockchain. In his article BLOCKCHAIN Blues – the END of eID cards? Hoffmeister shows that the blockchain can be very useful for eID technology and that there are interesting synergy effects. The question asked in the title of the article is therefore easy to answer: The blockchain is not the end of eID cards. There is therefore no reason for a blockchain blues.

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