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Note #2: If you think there is a better approach way of explaining this to the end user though organization, visuals, etc, please message me and make a suggestion. I'm not fixed on this layout. Sample images are at the bottom of this brief. (scroll all the way down)
You can skip reading everything if you come up with a concept that works in this scenario:
Suppose I gave you:
- a digital drivers license,
- Digital car registration,
- College transcript
- Student ID
That you need to use that digital ID to get into a bar, or on a website, bookstore, or sign a document.
You will need to "beam" "bump" or "scan" two cell phones together to send that digital ID to the bouncer or librarian. The user should know that there is some privacy tools are at work here.
Suppose it's raining, and it's dangerous to be out on the road. An officer pulls you over. You can beam him your license and registration to prevent any "misunderstanding" that might occur.
Then there are websites that need to know who you are. Maybe you're getting a Groupon with a limit of "one per household" or "one per customer". Maybe to get access to exclusive video content, or movie preview.. Maybe a college will need to make sure you're eligible for the discounted local/resident rate with proof of ID.
All of this is possible... but now with more privacy.
A really cool feature of this app is that I have the ability to mix and match IDs and still be Valid. Example being a passport photo, utility bill address, and a drivers ID combined to make a brand new ID Card.
The rest of this page consists of thoughts and interactions I've addressed from an engineering mindset. If you've ever spoken to a nerd-engineer, you'll know their ideas may not be welcome to an end user. That being said:
Ever sign into a website or app with "login with Facebook"... that wasn't Facebook and it asked you to give your Facebook credentials? When you do this, not only does Facebook know what websites you're using, but it also sends the website personal information about yourself.
Valid Identity Protection Kit (or VIP Kit) is a feature-rich alternative to the Facebook login.
VIP Kit is focused on protecting your identity, **letting you express the identity you want to express**, and keeping everything else private. Simply logging in to a website won't give out your email address like Facebook currently does.
Also, nothing is ever saved on our servers. You choose who gets to know what details about you.
VAL-ID is focused on making anonymous online experiences more authentic. In other words, a VAL-ID security token will allow you to prove that you are a wealthy investor, a doctor, student, or any other aspect about yourself without revealing exactly who you are.
Facebook and Twitter both have blue checkmarks for verified accounts. This is a "blue checkmark" for any and all information about yourself. You're in control
Conversations you have with people are totally anonymous. Neither VAL-ID nor our partners will never be able to trace a conversation. This is a double blind conversation that is grounded in modern day cryptography.. Anything you do with a VIP Kit token is your business and one-one else's.
VIP Kit is a trusted tool to share the least amount of information about yourself with someone else. There is nothing else like this. It's radical new cryptography that allows for boundless possibilities:
Example: If you show a bartender your license, he knows so much information about you (home address, etc). All he really needs is your photo and a "yes/no" answer to are you older than 21. Everything else you share puts you at risk to identity theft.
Besides sharing driver license data, VALID allows you to organize and collect many types of documents and share them with another person (in real life or on the internet).
At the end of the day, an end user obtains an digital "identity document" from a "provider". Examples of each are:
* Drivers License from the DMV
* Medical card from Employer
* Diploma from High School
* Badge from the Boy Scouts
* Insurance Card from Geico
VIP Kit is the container for these documents. Our partners would be colleges and universities, the DMV, and other official sources of information.
The end user would use an anonomized aspect of information downloaded from a business above to gain access to exclusive benefits such as
- Alumni only site access only for graduates
- Adult content is only accessible to people 21 and older
- Digital voting