It is said that necessity is the mother of invention and that never held truer than in today’s digital age, where we are faced with a data security epidemic. Our vulnerability has been exposed due to the antiquated systems being used in the collection, validation, storage, and dissemination of personal data. Fortunately, advances in new digital technologies, such as blockchain, are fostering the incubation of remedying solutions with deep implications throughout society. Perseid is leveraging Shyft Network’s leading-edge blockchain protocol as the foundation for putting countries on digital ID frameworks and enabling the secure and efficient interoperable exchange of citizen personal data with full individual consent.