Node Identity Determination

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We have an use case where we need to track the identity of a node e.g each node represents a retailer store. We need to identify the node. Is there any way to identify the same apart from the node address?
asked Jul 10, 2018 by anonymous

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The node address is indeed the way to identify an entity on the blockchain, because it has an associated private key that only that entity can use to prove that it is the source of transactions and other things.

But there are several ways in which this identification can be enriched, using streams. Either the node itself can publish self-identifying information from that (publisher) address, or else other entities can publish information about that address, for example by putting that address in the key of stream items.
answered Jul 11, 2018 by MultiChain