Self-sovereign identity and key management leveraging the power of Ethereum and Blockchain technology
Users control their identity, cryptographic keys and profile data.
They can store their data in cloud architectures like Microsoft Azure or in decentralized alternatives like IPFS, and can easily share this data with third parties.
Using the cryptographic key a uPort identity can provide attestation to validate the profile information of another identity. This allows for social webs as well as KYC solutions in the financial sector.
Instead of relying on back-ups of private keys uPort users simply select friends or institutions for the recovery process of their identity should they lose their phone.
UPort uses well-established public-key cryptography for signatures and encryption.
uPort's user experience is based on interaction patterns of popular mobile apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat making access to blockchain based applications, logging into websites or conducting large transactions as simple a sending a message.
Digital Identity World with uPort
uPort is visioned as a decentralized digital identity platform to dramatically reduce digital identity challenges including registration, attestation and presentment for individuals and corporations.
uPort - High-level Component Overview
Based on underlying technologies like IPFS, Ethereum and Smart Contracts the uPort platform provides libraries for developers to easily integrate into existing digital services.
Consensus Systems (ConsenSys) is a venture production studio with over 100 members, spanning 4 continents. We build decentralized applications, enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focusing primarily on Ethereum.