Digital identity capabilities from Trust Stamp are now being integrated with Mastercard’s Wellness Pass solution, which it will launch in cooperation with Gavi in West Africa. Proving identity without revealing any information about it is the idea behind Trust Stamp’s zero knowledge approach to online identity verification, according to a profile by Mastercard.
In the old-time baseball games, stadium hawkers would walk up and down in the stands shouting, ‘Get your programs here! Can’t tell the players without a scorecard!’ So with that in mind, let’s unpack what we’re looking at here. Bill Gates created the GAVI Vaccine Alliance in 2000, he created the ID2020 Alliance in May of 2016, you can read the ID2020 UN Manifesto here. MasterCard, the company who has vowed to ‘take the world cashless‘ created the ‘Digital Wellness Pass‘ in 2018, and shortly after began financing an AI biometric ID company called TrustStamp. With me so far? Good.
All of these forces have been swirling together for quite sometime, but it took the manufactured hysteria surrounding the real virus COVID-19 to pull it all together. Now Bill Gates and company had advanced things to the point where they have a working model combining a vaccine with biometric digital identification, and it is rolling out in West Africa right now. After Africa it will be launched in Europe, Asia and then the United States. You can expect it to hit sometime between the end of 2020 and the first few months of 2021. Are you ready for what comes next?