In today’s world, we still rely on plastic cards to verify important things like identity and to decide whether people have access to certain goods and services or not.
With over 190 countries and respective ID documents out there, it’s hard to know them all. What’s more, we give decision-making power to people who are often unqualified to deal with the complexities of ID verification. They are the chosen gate-keepers that let people into bars, clubs, casinos or allow people to purchase age-restricted products like alcohol. There are solutions out there that can add technology to the decision, but they are centralized, arguably insecure and they can, at any time, decide to misuse that data.
This changes today. For the first time ever, people can anonymously verify their age with the help of blockchain.
Come see blockchain-based age verification live at Consensus 2018 in a few days time. Participants there can claim a free Budweiser using the Civic App and a vending machine. The Civic app enables them to verify their identity using a document that contains their date of birth, via the Civic Identity Verification Marketplace. The app then interacts with a QR code on the vending machine and only reveals if the person holding the phone is over 21 (legal drinking age in the US) and dispenses one 12oz can of Bud.
This represents the first zero-knowledge proof age verification demonstrated in a real-world use case.
We are very happy to announce this revolutionary milestone, along with our partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, and Civic’s first Fortune 500 partnership.
If you are at Consensus this coming week, stop by the Americas Hall 1, verify your age with the Civic app, and have a beer on us!
Get pre-verified here to skip the wait.