Concordium Enables Decentralized Online Identity Verification with mysome.id
- Digital Identity
- 11.05.2023 03:05 pm
Concordium, the Layer 1 science-backed blockchain creating a safer digital world, has today announced the launch of mysome.id, a new social media profile verification tool that will provide users with a secure and reliable way to verify their identities. Built on Concordium's unique identity protocol, mysome.id is free to use, and allows for high levels of privacy, verifiability and transparency. Digital identities created through mysome.id are stored exclusively in a user’s wallet, a juxtaposition to the traditional data storing methods used by Web2 technology companies.
Kåre Kjelstrøm, Chief Technical Officer at Concordium, said: “As more and more of our daily conversations migrate to online, the importance of verified profiles - knowing who you are speaking to is who they claim to be - increases. Without verification, there is no trust, which is a particularly poignant concern given the influence social media discourse can have on politics, business and economies. The mysome.id verification tool creates trust by authenticating user profiles, eliminating big tech’s grip on data, and handing control of personal data back to the user.”
Initially available on LinkedIn, which currently hosts over 930 million members, mysome.id will continue to add support for other major social media sites. The mysome.id functionality allows users to adopt a displayable badge on their profile that authenticates their identity. This synchronization with LinkedIn is enabled through Concordium’s ID layer, which boasts zero-knowledge proofs and scientifically-backed cryptography: elements that ensure authenticity and privacy on an immutable blockchain ledger. This use of decentralized technology for online ID verification eliminates the need to host users’ identities and sensitive information in centralized locations.
Lars Seier Christensen, Chairman of Concordium, said “ Fake profiles negatively impact social media users through identity theft, fraud, and scams. Centralized identity databases meanwhile are prime targets for hackers seeking to extract ransoms for lucrative, confidential data. Concordium open source blockchain and encryption technology brings decentralized storage systems that are more secure and scalable than any centralized system managed by big tech. mysome.id creates the truest form of authentication, something evidently necessary in today’s digital world.”
mysome.id is a community project launched on the Concordium blockchain and is now available to all LinkedIn users. The easy-to-use tool can be accessed through the website, with the verification process taking minutes to complete. Further to this, with the mysome.id browser extension, users are immediately notified of the status of other profiles: unverified or authenticated. For more information and to get verified visit: mysome.id