Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin, who goes by “Snow”, shares with host, Matt Foley, how Diwala is combatting rampant identity theft and certification fraud in Kampala, Uganda. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Diwala’s platform enables educational institutions and NGOs in Africa to issue a secure “skill-ID,” digitally verifying the educational and work history of students and young professionals.
More generally, Snow shares with Matt how a small but growing movement of individuals and organizations are building new digital infrastructures that shift the prevailing digital paradigm from a dystopian surveillance capitalism to one of self sovereign identities that communicate via zero knowledge proofs and decentralized identifier technologies (used by Diwala for its platform).
Be sure to check out the Show Notes, which are packed with links so that you can learn more about Diwala, Snow and the rapidly changing digital ecosystems that we interact with on a daily basis.
This show has been edited for content and brevity.
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