Blockchain Blues – the end of eID cards?

By Markus Hoffmeister and Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision.  By design, the blockchain is a decentralized technology. It creates a distributed da- tabase containing information that can be simultaneously used and shared within alarge publicly accessible network. The blockchain network lives in a state of consensus and reconciles every transaction that happens in regular intervals. Each group…

Alternative financing models for eID projects

By Klaus Schmeh, cryptovision GmbH.  As long as the consumer has no real concept of the worth of his or her private data, there is no willingness to pay for its protection. For operators of national ID schemes, it bears the question whether there is a solution to both, adding value to an identity scheme…

Turning the ECOWAS ID card from vision to reality

By Markus Hoffmeister, cryptovision GmbH.  For many years, we have worked with our clients across the African continent with the aim to bring secure ID systems to the African people. Combining cryptovision’s experience with European technical and regulatory standards and our customers’ understanding of local requirements has been the basis of many successful projects in…

Cryptovision CEO Markus Hoffmeister travels Africa with German Federal President and Federal Economics Minister

When German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier paid a state visit to Ghana and Gambia last week, he was accompanied by Federal Minister of Economics Brigitte Zypries and ex-soccer player Gerald Asamoah. In addition, about 15 German top managers joined the delegation – among them cryptovision-CEO Markus Hoffmeister. The first destination was Ghana. In Ghana the…

Flexibility and transparency are key

By Markus Hoffmeister, cryptovision  Implementing an ID project is an immense investment for any government or public sector institution. With lifetimes as long as ten years, identification schemes are all about return on investment. Whether it is a national ID project on the African continent or an educational ID project in South America, the total…