Product

The identity verification ecosystem trades in attestations marked as blockchain transactions to verify credentials. Identity.com does not trade in personal information. This increases security, focuses on privacy and enables decentralization.

New Attestations for Verified Credentials

The process of verifying End User credentials is a one-time, high touch exercise, where the user needs to be actively involved and present proofs for Validators to verify that they are who they say they are. Once the process is complete, they present both the credential and the attestation to Requesters without having to reverify. Requesters pay every time a valid attestation is presented.

1. Presentation Request

  • Requester

    Requester

    Asks for personal information and attestations in the form of verifiable credentials.

  • Empty Credential Wallet

    Empty Credential Wallet

    Receives the request and is unable to provide adequate attestations. It contacts a Validator to obtain verifications.

2. Issue Request

  • Empty Credential Wallet

    Empty Credential Wallet

    Sends personal information to a trusted validator, along with other verifications, like face recognition and selfie checks.

  • Validator

    Validator

    Receives personal information and additional checks and, if valid, issues the attestation on the blockchain, sends it to the Credential Wallet, and removes the PII.

3. Credential(s) Presentation

  • Verified Credential in Credential Wallet

    Verified Credential in Credential Wallet

    Presents attestations and credentials to the Requester in exchange for access to services.

  • Requester

    Requester

    Receives personal information, attestations, verifies attestations against the Blockchain and provides access to services if valid.

Reusable Attestations for Verified Credentials

Reusability comes from the immutable aspect of blockchain transactions. Validators issue attestations once for a credential type and they can be reused multiple times until revoked or expired. Valid attestations carry a fee every time they are presented.

1. Presentation Request

  • Requester

    Requester

    Asks for personal information and attestations in the form of verifiable credentials.

  • Existing Verified Credential

    Existing Verified Credential

    Presents attestations and credentials to the Requester in exchange for access to services.

  • Existing Verified Credential

    Existing Verified Credential

    Sends the Requester the verifiable credential information – PII and attestations.

  • Requester

    Requester

    Receives personal information, attestations, verifies attestations, and provides access to services if valid.

Practical Application of Standards

Identity.com is built on W3C and DIF standards such as Verifiable Credentials and DIDs (decentralized identifiers) to enable interoperability between types of Requesters, Validators, and Credential Wallet providers.

ID Requesters - User

User - ID Validator

  • Governed by Presentation Requests
  • Governed by VCRV and a Validation Protocol
  • Requests verifiable credentials & attestations from a Credential Wallet. Can be a set or a subset within the Credential Wallet.
  • User, through the Credential Wallet, will request a verified credential to be validated
  • Requester has opportunity to choose type of Validator they accept attestations from
  • User, through the Credential Wallet, will retrieve the status of the VCRV on mobile device and also retrieve the VCR itself with the attestation, if successful
  • Users, through the Credential Wallet, can withhold or hand out verifiable credentials & attestations
  • Verifiable Credentials Request is built adhering to W3C and DID standards

Types of Verifiable Credentials

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

  • Email

    Email

  • Phone

    Phone

  • National & International ID

    National & International ID

  • Corporate & NGO ID

    Corporate & NGO ID

  • Accredited Investor Status

    Accredited Investor Status

  • Current Address

    Current Address

Acknowledgements

  • As we release Hilo to a global audience, we want to have systems in place to verify the real identities of our users. Civic provides a way to authenticate all our community members with ease.

  • CapLinked is excited to be offering Civic as a seamless integration to our customers and to be working closely with Civic to develop innovative, secure identity verification products as we move forward with our blockchain project.

  • We’re looking forward to our partnership with Civic to explore solutions that leverage the best of blockchain-based identity and mobile security to create a safer, private user experience that will benefit our telecom partners users across the globe.

  • Migrating to Civic was the natural thing to do for a blockchain startup such as ours. Trust and security are extremely important in the fintech space and we believe that logging in with a simple password or seed is simply not enough.

  • We are looking forward to bringing the benefits of decentralized identity to our developer community.

  • We are very proud to announce a partnership with Civic and share their commitment to creating a world where people decide how they share personal information.

  • With Civic Technologies, our platform will make it easier for everyone, so mortgages can be approved and funded faster.

  • Civic is the logical choice. The reusable KYC solution pretty much takes on the heavy lifting of verifying potential founders on our company creation platform.

  • Through its decentralized architecture with blockchain and biometrics, the Civic platform will provide us with the most secure multi-factor authentication process to control and protect the identities of our users.

  • We’re happy to offer Civic login to provide a better user experience for the 150 million people a month who visit wikiHow.

  • Votem was founded to improve free and fair elections around the globe and with our partnership with Civic, we know that we have a solid partner to help us achieve our mission.

  • By outsourcing our KYC services to Civic, we mitigate the risk of attracting hackers and identity thieves that are usually associated with traditional data management services in centralized systems that serve as a single point of failure.

  • One of the many benefits of working with Civic is that their protocol actually allows for the verification of, for instance, high school diplomas and other certificates associated with user profiles.

  • Civic is recognized by OWI as a ‘Featured Company’ in our Solution Providers category because of its unique application of blockchain technology in the identity space. Civic’s multi-functional, decentralized identity ecosystem has earned numerous partnerships and distinctions since the company debuted in early 2016.