At the Cardano Summit over the weekend, Charles Hoskinson, founder of the Cardano blockchain developer Input Output HK (IOHK), announced a slew of partnerships with well-known brands. Among them, Hoskinson announced that after nine months of deliberations, IOHK has closed a deal with U.S.-based TV and wireless service provider Dish Network, a Fortune 250 company. Dish is looking to integrate the Cardano blockchain to reinvent its telecom business, Hoskinson said.
Cardano will help Dish provide 8 million digital identities to its customers, Hoskinson said. The integration of Cardano’s blockchain with Dish will help the company address the fragmented digital identities market to make it better, more private and secure by putting everything on a blockchain where they become immutable and show ownership, he added.