To celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday (on July 1st), I interviewed Canadian Blockchain entrepreneur Greg Wolfond.
Greg is the CEO & Founder of SecureKey – an identity and authentication provider.
He’s also a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years in FinTech, security and mobile solutions. Here are some of his accolades:
· Founded Footprint Software – a financial software company that he sold to IBM
· Founded 724 Solutions – a wireless infrastructure software provider he took public
· Entrepreneur of the Year
· Canada’s Top 40 Under 40
· Named 100 Top Leaders in Identity
In this episode, Greg and I discuss why Blockchain was a logical choice in building SecureKey’s digital identity network, the future of digital identities, and how two of Greg’s friends got their identities hacked and had mortgages put on their homes!
[00:58] – Who is Greg Wolfond? Introduction and overview
[03:37] – The identity and authentication network SecureKey is developing with IBM and Canada’s biggest banks
[09:35] – How Greg discovered Blockchain
[12:22] – How SecureKey met NIST’s (National Institute of Standards & Technology) identity requirements using Hyperledger
[12:55] – US Homeland Security awards a grant to SecureKey
[14:04] – Growing an ecosystem and developing partnership via an open-source approach
[15:30] – Will SecureKey bring digital identity to developing countries?
[18:32] – 1,100 privacy breaches?
[20:13] – Greg Wolfond’s advice to Blockchain entrepreneurs
[22:24] – Areas that have the highest potential for disruption using Blockchain
[25:41] – When is SecureKey’s national digital identity network going live?
[26:05] – How to get in touch with Greg
[26:21] – Conclusion
–CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency)
– TD Bank
– Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
– Rogers (Canadian phone company)
– Triple blind identification (original science-related definition provided)
– NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) identity standards
– Concierge (SecureKey’s identity brokerage)
– Baby monitor denial of service (DDoS) attacks
– SecureKey website
– greg [at] securekey.com