Digi-ID: A brief history

So how did it all start?

Digi-ID is awesome tech, and so I want to briefly give you a bit of insight into the history behind it.

Where did it come from?

It wasn’t unique to DigiByte, because it was an implementation of BitID, originally a Bitcoin protocol improvement suggestion.

So why didn’t it take off?

Also, why don’t we hear more about Bitcoin or other projects using it? Especially if it was in the original Bitcoin wallet for Android, that both DigiByte and the older Litecoin wallets are based off?

However, BitID was not the first

SQRL (Secure Quick Reliable Login), pronounced “Squirrel”, was announced by GRC (Gibson Research), several months prior to the proposal and subsequent implementation of BitID in the older Bitcoin and DigiByte mobile wallets.

So why use Digi-ID?

Again, although Digi-ID is not a new “idea”, the implementation of Digi-ID in the new wallets is far faster and superior than previous iterations.

Digi-ID by DigiByte solves this issue in a number of ways:

1 Users are downloading the DigiByte mobile apps already, for other purposes, namely to act as a DigiByte wallet. Soon they will download it to interact with DigiAssets as well. This gives us an immediate user base that SQRL never had.



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Josiah Spackman

Josiah Spackman


I write interesting things about cryptocurrency, especially DigiByte