The Australian eSafety commissioner is promoting blockchain as a solution for trolls

Australian eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant has suggested that a blockchain-based ID solution could help fight cyber abuse and trolling while maintaining a level of anonymity for users.

Speaking to New South Whales media company The Sydney Morning Herald, Grant said that while anonymity is beneficial for general online use, people who hide behind anonymity on the Internet to harm others are a major problem in the world Society stayed. She said that blockchain-based digital IDs could help strike a balance by hiding user data unless requested by law enforcement agencies.

Inman Grant stated:

“There is even more they can do in terms of their intellectual abilities, their access to advanced technology, and their enormous financial resources to develop better systems to help them see who’s on their platforms and who’s violating their terms of use.”

Ms. Inman Grant worked at Microsoft in the 1990s and helped draft the controversial Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act, which provides social media companies with immunity from liability for user content.

The decision by Facebook and Twitter to disappoint former US President Donald Trump after the riots on the US Capitol has highlighted the difficulties social media companies are facing in order to keep the public safe from harmful content to protect and at the same time enable freedom of expression and expression to balance.

Blockchain-based pseudonymity could help users feel comfortable expressing themselves and allow authorities to take action against users who incite violence or harass others.

The use of blockchain technology to develop digital ID solutions is being tested by companies in numerous countries around the world, including Japan, Korea, USA and China.

The Japanese company Layer X is developing an electronic voting solution with blockchain technology for digital IDs in cooperation with xID.

The blockchain-based ID has also been investigated by Ontology as a tool to improve payment solutions in the car, e.g. B. Automatic insurance claims in the event of an accident.

To bring some degree of normalcy back to the tourism and travel industry after COVID-19, technology companies like ShareRing have developed blockchain-based tracking systems that also serve as digital passports and health records for travelers.

Adoption of these solutions is growing as one million South Koreans opt for a blockchain-based driver license solution just four months after their introduction. According to Statista, this represented more than 3% of the total driving population in this country.