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An economic identity that we take for granted in many developed countries is often elusive for large segments of the population who are at risks or under political oppression. These segments are often physically located in geographical jurisdiction that are politically unstable and are not connected to conventional banking infrastructure and have little means to access or afford financial services that some of us take for granted. Therefore, in this research proposal, we posit that the starting point of activating one’s digital identity and the subsequent creation of an economy identity is the proper management of the elements of their life stories associated with their identity. We are thus interested in exploring the design principles underlying a digital identity solution (DIS) built on a decentralized blockchain that would bestow upon the individual the affordances to curate, manage, and formulate their life stories through the mechanisms of the narrative persuasion theory for an optimal economic identity.



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