Civic progress and updates, a year after an industry-leading token sale

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Since we completed the Civic Token Sale in June 2017, we have made significant progress towards our vision of building a truly decentralized identity ecosystem.  

A few highlights from the past year include:

  • a successful, widely-distributed Token Sale with over 10,000 participants;
  • an expansion of Civic’s digital identity platform, including Reusable Know Your Customer (KYC), ID Codes; and  
  • a rapidly expanding partner ecosystem that is showcasing how blockchain technology can translate to the real world, like the world’s first crypto beer vending machine in partnership with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

CVC Tokens Unlock

On the one-year anniversary of the Civic Token Sale, one-third of Civic Tokens (CVCs) allocated to Civic have vested and are unlocked. As a result, the circulating supply of CVCs is increasing by 110M tokens. This is a planned vesting that was provisioned in our token sale terms, and we have no plans to sell or transfer any tokens without significant advance communication.

Today, we are announcing that our decentralized identity ecosystem will be named and the code will be open-sourced by Q4. You can read more about the first-of-its-kind decentralized platform here.

Key Civic Roadmap Updates

At Civic, we’re always thinking ahead and are committed to leveraging blockchain technology in ways that will empower digital interactions that are fair, safe, and secure. In alignment with this commitment, we are excited to share a few updates to our Roadmap that will ensure a best-in-class user experience for our ecosystem participants. Civic’s Roadmap updates enable us to:

  • Enhance security capabilities (Q2 2018): We focused on enhanced security capabilities, including a liveness test, to ensure more safety and security across our digital identity platform.
  • Lower entry barriers (Q3 2018): In upcoming months, we will introduce integrations enabling our partners to make transactions using fiat currency, which will be exchanged for CVC in real-time.
  • Open source (Q3, Q4 2018): Starting in Q3, we will make the SDK available for select identity requesters and identity validators. In Q4, we will open-source code, and the SDK will be widely available, giving organizations the opportunity to participate in the way that makes the most sense for them.
  • Grow the ecosystem (Q1 2019): Once is rolled out, we will focus on significantly scaling our ecosystem, and expanding access to on-demand, secure identity verification by onboarding requesters and validators worldwide.
  • Build towards full decentralization (Q2 2019) Moving through 2019, we plan for all participants to be able to transact in CVC or fiat on an open platform and to independently access identity verification services in the decentralized marketplace.

Everything we do at Civic ties back to our vision: a decentralized identity ecosystem that empowers people to have more control over their personal information and opens up access to digital identity verification for organizations around the world. is where that vision will come to life, and we’re excited about the work ahead of us and what we are going to accomplish in year two!

To learn more about Civic’s digital identity ecosystem, read the Civic Token Sale White Paper and the Civic Token Behavior Model White Paper.

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