We’re collaborating with PolygonID to bring more identity verification to distributed ledger technology. Since integrating Civic Pass with Polygon earlier this year, we’ve now deepened our relationship with the Polygon ecosystem by creating a fluid way for Civic Pass users to enter into the Polygon ecosystem with PolygonID.
Here’s how it all works: Anyone with an existing Civic Pass can now use PolygonID across the Polygon ecosystem of partners offering identity services. For example, a user with a Civic Pass in their Metamask wallet can now use that Civic Pass anywhere PolygonID is accepted. They must simply send their Civic Pass to their PolygonID enabled wallet. A demo version of this process can be found in our Demo Portal.
“By collaborating with PolygonID, we’re not only adding value for Civic Pass and PolygonID users, we’re also strengthening a decentralized identity layer across blockchain ecosystems,” said JP Bedoya, Chief Product Officer at Civic. “We’re proud to work together with PolygonID, a company that shares our vision of a private, decentralized way for people to manage their identities on-chain.”
Polygon ID is a set of tools for developers that can be used to facilitate trusted and secure relationships between apps and users. Developers can use Polygon ID to enable the exchange of verifiable credentials secured by cryptography and the blockchain. Polygon ID is designed for developers with a strong focus on privacy, decentralization and user data self-sovereignty.
Verifiable credentials are issued according to the W3C standards and signed cryptographically to guarantee they are tamper-proof. This is performed by Issuers, which are trusted organizations or companies. In the real world, this could include your government, university, or bank. In Web3, this could include KYC providers, oracles, DAOs, reputation services, etc.
Polygon ID tooling is continuously being integrated by new Issuers, Verifiers and Wallet providers (you can see the growing Polygon ID ecosystem here), creating a positive network effect where everyone benefits from the addition of new builders.
A Civic Pass is an on-chain attestation of requirements that allows users to access a dApp’s protocol or services. In this case, Civic performs verification, issuance and lifecycle management of CAPTCHA, liveness, uniqueness and identity verification through Civic Identity Verification Services. CAPTCHA and liveness verifications primarily determine whether or not a wallet is being operated by a live human. Uniqueness verification confirms that one human is connected to one wallet in order to promote overall fairness within a community. For example, uniqueness verification can be used to ensure that whales are not scooping up NFT inventory during a mint. Civic Pass is available on Polygon, Solana, Ethereum, Arbitrum and XDC.
Civic Pass Platform, the technology that supports Civic Pass, was built for smart contracts, dApps, and Web2 companies entering blockchain. Civic Pass Platform is a multichain, wallet-agnostic identity and access management solution. It allows dApps to manage user access to their protocol and services with Civic Pass, according to their set of requirements. DApps may also set up custom requirements for identity and access management, if desired.
“Civic’s long experience in the identity space is an asset to the Polygon ID Ecosystem, we have great respect for the work that they have been doing in decentralized identity since 2015. We are confident that this initial experience in bringing Civic Passes as Polygon ID verifiable credentials is only the beginning of a larger collaboration to move adoption of self sovereign identity forward in Web3 and Web2” said Sebastian Rodriguez, VP of Product for Polygon ID.