The Invisible Billion — How Digital Identities are Supporting Developing Nations

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An estimated one billion people worldwide lack a verifiable digital identity, according to the World Bank, most of which are concentrated in socioeconomically developing nations. This staggering figure begs the question: How can we even begin to empower developing populations through technology when we can’t definitively prove that they exist?

In an era where digitalization has become so integral to our lives, it’s unbelievable that a significant portion of the world’s population remains digitally invisible. And this isn’t about a social media presence, but more so about a digital proof of life.

In essence, a verifiable digital identity is defined as

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