Decentralized identity has been a much discussed topic among developers since the invention of the internet. In recent years it gained further relevance due to numerous data breaches and the rise of blockchain technology. With Microsoft’s pre-release of its decentralized identity network ION, the development received the long-overdue media attention. In this piece we take a look at the evolution of digital identity, Microsoft’s decentralized identity network, and how decentralized identity could contribute to the digital transformation.
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