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1Kosmos to Discuss the Impact of Web 3.0 and Distributed Identity at Authenticate 2022


Identity and Access Expert Rob MacDonald to Explain How Authentication Will Change with Web 3.0 and How Best to Prepare for a Smooth Transition

SOMERSET, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Blockchain1Kosmos, the only company that unifies identity proofing and passwordless authentication, today announced that Robert MacDonald, VP Product Marketing, will present a session on how organizations can navigate the changes in authentication models that Web 3.0 and distributed identity will introduce.

WHO: Robert MacDonald, Vice President Product Marketing at 1Kosmos, has more than 15 years of global marketing experience with leading B2B and B2C identity software companies. Prior to 1Kosmos, Rob managed product strategy and vision for the Identity and Access Management portfolio at Micro Focus, leading a team of product marketers to drive sales and support the channel. Earlier in his career he set the foundation for content planning, sales enablement and GTM activities for ForgeRock. He has also held senior marketing positions at Entrust, Dell, Quest and Corel Corporation.

WHAT: Web 3.0 will usher in a new, decentralized Internet where people will control their own identity data as they navigate and conduct business online. Rob will discuss how Web 3.0 will impact authentication frameworks used for employee and consumer identity and access management. He will explain how businesses can prepare to transition away from usernames/passwords, one-time codes, and unverified “wallet-based” transactions., etc. to identity-based verification frameworks that align with a decentralized web. He will explain how new Web 3.0 identity standards including Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs) and blockchain technologies can provide an immutable, secure and private ledger to support identity protection and secure online business.

WHERE: Rob will present “How Web 3.0 will Reshape Authentication” at the Authenticate 2022 Conference, Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, Washington.

WHEN: Monday, October 17 at 4:45 – 5:10 pm PT

HOW: For more information and to register, visit: To schedule a conversation with Rob MacDonald, contact Marc Gendron at [email protected] or +1 617.877.7480.

About 1Kosmos

1Kosmos enables passwordless access for workers, customers and citizens to securely transact with digital services. By unifying identity proofing and strong authentication, the BlockID platform creates a distributed digital identity that prevents identity impersonation, account takeover and fraud while delivering frictionless user experiences. BlockID is the only NIST, FIDO2, and iBeta biometrics certified platform that performs millions of authentications daily for some of the largest banks, telecommunications and healthcare organizations in the world. The company is funded by Forgepoint Capital and Gula Tech Adventures with headquarters in Somerset, New Jersey. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Media Contact:
Marc Gendron

Marc Gendron PR for 1Kosmos


[email protected]


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