Civic - a cross platform identity management built on the blockchain
So many blockchain projects emerge and attempt to solve problems that centralized systems struggle with. I write to review an interesting blockchain project that attempts to solve identity management issues across all platforms. The name of this project is called Civic its mission is to provide a blockchain-powered unified database for managing online identity.
Before I go on to explain why Civic is so unique, I need to briefly explain some of the problems related to online identity management which this project is aiming to solve.
The challenges of managing online identity
Verifying users across many different online platforms have presented many challenges including the following:
Data Ownership challenges: Today, many users have submitted personally identifying data to many various online services. As a result, they have lost total control of such data. When you wish to sign up for an online service, you are usually asked to sign up with your email, phone numbers, submit verification images, and even residential address. These data could end up being misused for marketing or exploited in other ways. As such, the person that submitted such personal data completely lost control over it. That also endangers their privacy since such data could end up in the wrong hands.
Insecure storage: When your data is collected after signing up for an online service, such data is usually stored on a central server. No one can guarantee the security of such servers used in saving your personal data. As such, the server could be exposed to data loss events such as hacking or hardware failure. Lots of data has been lost and privacies endangered as a result of intrusion of servers where personal data was stored.
Bad actors: An admin could become a bad actor for selfish or financial gains. Websites admins usually promise that they wont share your data with any third party. While many do keep the promise, a few do not. So a web master that controls huge volumes of personal data could decide to sell such data, share it with a third party, or use it for other marketing purposes. When such a thing happen, data could end up being abused or left in the hands of unauthorized individuals.
These and many other challenges other problems arise as many websites collect, use and store personal data in their own way. But there is a blockchain solution that tackles online data management challenges. It is called Civic.
Civic - manage online identity from the blockchain
Civic is an integrated web3 solution for managing all your identity and digital credentials across multiple platforms. With Civic, there is no need to supply your requested credentials or even duplicate personal data on each website you visit. Once a user submits their data and other credentials on Civic, they simple grant access to any platform or person request the data.
Civic combines the best blockchain encryption technologies and biometrics to securely encrypt personal data. The protocol that does this on the platform is called Civic pass. Once such data is verified and stored, the owner could grant access to any dapp, platform, individual or institution requesting such data for user verification.
What makes Civic Unique?
- Blockchain-secured data and decentralization: Civic uses blockchain security to ensure that user personal data cannot easily be compromised. Users have the key to their encrypted credentials. Blockchain security employs crypto graphic hash technology which has been proven to be one of the most secure protocols in the web space. Civic does not store user data on centralized servers, this makes it fool-proof and ensured that only authorized persons could access the data.
In addition, the decentralized nature of blockchain ensures that user data and credentials are always accessible since they do not sit on a single server which is prone to hardware failures and network outages. As a result, Civic offers a censor-ship resistant identity system that is equally hard to manipulate its data by any third party.
Cross-platform identity solution: Civic provides a uniform identity management tool which could be deployed across multiple blockchains and even on web2 platforms. The Civic pass supports multiple blockchains including Ethereum, Solana, Polygon and many other blockchains. Many web3 projects could easily access user credentials including projects from blockchain games, NFT's, DAO, decentralized finance, decentralized exchange platforms and other projects. Civic could also be used in web2 social media, websites and other web2 portfolios.
Data Sovereignty: The use of blockchain technology ensures that only one person can own the encrypted data - the user. With Civic pass, the owner of the data has absolute power to determine who accesses the data and what they use it for. This enhances data privacy and prevents unauthorized persons from accessing the data. Additionally, making data sovereignty possible also removes the error involved in data redundancy. Instead of each web project to collect and keep the same profile of each user, Civic harmonizes the data storage and vetting, ensuring that all parties access the same user credentials from a single source.
Turn-key identity management: The job of web3 project teams have been reduced since they need to focus on other aspects of the project because Civic has taken care of user KYC and all issues related to that. They simply have to plug in and request user credentials that Civic has already encrypted. It cuts down resources and time required from teams to launch their projects because user verification has been taken care of by Civic.
Dynamic profile templates: Civic also gives users the tools to build and customise their profile to have a unique feel. In addition to the blockchain and biometric encryptions that secure user data, the templates for presenting the data in unique ways gives users a chance to create and display their credentials in a modern style.
Web3 teams and all web project managers can benefit from automating user profile from Civic. It is decentralized, secure and enhances user privacy. Ordinary users could also be one step ahead of others by encrypting their credentials and only allow authorized persons to securely access such data from the blockchain
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