Edge himself is profoundly committed to the project. PTB ventures, a company he cofounded with David Fields, has invested in GovCoin, a blockchain app that the UK government is trialling for welfare claimants.
But at the same time you can create a dummy Google account linked to your main account only to play for Pokémon GO which solves some of the privacy concerns. So is there legitimacy to the concern to your digital identity?
It's an exciting time for people working on products and services that bring years of research to consumers. I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of digital identity in the near future, and how technologies, such as Bitcoin, will influence its development.
We need to recognize that the current "sharing" economy of Internet commerce is rapidly eroding our ability to portray our character, value, and lives within a context where we have sovereignty over how we're broadcast to the world.
It seems people have reached their capacity to manage data, impacting family, friends, productivity, and even sleep. Algorithmic solutions will in fact expand the problem, creating more undifferentiated data.