Digital ID Cards: what they are, what they are used for, and blockchain technology benefits

The first question that arises when meeting someone in a social interaction will always be the same: Who are you?

Although there are many ways to verify the answer to that question, ranging from stating the name and verifying it through a document issued by a state entity, showing your date of birth, photograph, and even fingerprint, the truth is that technological developments have managed to conceive an easy and practical way of recognition, and this is thanks to digital ID Cards.

These digital documents are an alternative to the physical card that allows easy access to a person’s data, ranging from a digital photograph to the person’s electronic signature, with a biography and other data that help with familiarization and recognition of the cardholder.

This technology is increasingly used by companies in their process of migration to the digital world, as it facilitates the identification process in work contexts. At the same time, cardholders can provide basic information through these virtual documents.

Benefits of Digital ID Card Issuance

Being a digital identity validation tool, a Digital ID Card facilitates the verification of the identity of the cardholder in a process that is usually much more practical and simple thanks to certain attributes that this technological development allows.

Some features that make the digital card a necessary element are:

  • You can carry the information with you everywhere

The portability of digital cards on any mobile device facilitates the identification process of the document owner, who can display it in any context.

  • Centralization and validation of information

People can access one or several mobile cards only by using a mobile device, scanning the QR code, and thus verifying the veracity of the digital card.

  • Security using Blockchain Technology

The backup provided by blockchain technology helps to make the identity placed on the card untransferable and unalterable, so the name of the person identified as a member of the company will have its security guaranteed.

Why They Are Recommended for Organizations

Digital processes greatly benefit organizations; in the case of digital ID cards, they allow for the reduction of document verification times and, consequently, make the members assigned to perform this activity more productive.

Card issuance facilitates identification in the workplace, significantly contributing in moments ranging from access to workspaces to internal procedures necessary for the company’s development.

Components and Benefits of a Digital ID Card

The design of a digital ID card is not necessarily different from a physical ID card. However, the digital ID card stands out for being more practical and facilitating greater access to data and functionalities such as:

  • Verifiable basic information through QR codes
  • Easy and fast access from electronic devices
  • Durability over time

Roberto Morales

CEO Certika.