Encrypted 2d Barcode as ID?

Vinay Gupta has come up with a good idea to solve the problem of people being targeted based on information extracted from their ID card. This has happened in Rwanda and Iraq where a last name on a conventional ID card has identified someone as belonging to a particular ethnic group and resulted in their death. Vinay calls it CheapID and it involves creating an encrypted 2d barcode, he explains the concept in a video on his website.

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