Is this blockchain idea viable?


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I’m a developer with an idea – to use a blockchain to record facts about people and organizations.

I imagine a social network of people who have paid a fee to verify their identity, their credentials, their certification, etc. These people’s profile pages contain indepently verified facts – breaking the paranoia that is usually triggered by self-promotion and branding.

While the casual user would never directly interact with the blockchain, it would be publically available as a permanent record of verified facts (and open disputes if necessary).

Does this idea have legs, in your opinion?