Design Principles

Self-sovereign identity and key management leveraging the power of Ethereum and Blockchain technology

Core Features & Design Principles

Self-sovereign identity and key management leveraging the power of Ethereum and Blockchain technology

uPort solves today’s problems of:

  • Fragmentation - many people have > 100+ logins to various services
  • Compromised security - most people use the same password everywhere
  • Not user friendly - systems like PGP present secure yet complex public keys
  • Dependent on large providers - User's data is controlled by 3rd party
  • Need to enter in the same personal data over and over - leading to major privacy issues

uPort's Core Features

  • Self Sovereign Identity

    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.

  • Trusted Attestations

    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.

  • Decentralized Social Recovery

    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.

  • Cryptographic Security

    UPort uses well-established public-key cryptography for signatures and encryption.

  • Delightful User Experience

    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.

Redefining Identity

Digital Identity World with uPort

Components

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

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.

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