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Saint John spreads the gospel of blockchain

22 February 2019

Saint John Airport in New Brunswick, Canada, is the first in North America to announce a digital identity project integrating blockchain and biometric authentication.

The operator Saint John Airport Inc is partnering Nodalblock, a technology startup based in Nova Scotia, on a pilot project that is expected to begin in mid-2019.

A blockchain is designed to provide a tamper-proof environment to store identity data and access logs. As applied at Saint John Airport, authorised employees will be allowed to enter secure areas of the main terminal using the blockchain-based Digital ID authentication platform from Nodalblock, with facial recognition authentication. The blockchain solution will run on standard security cameras, without the need for additional biometric scanners.

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