American blockchain startup Civic will present the world’s first anonymous “cryptoadmin for the sale of beer” that checks the age of the buyer, the conference Consensus 2018, which will be held next week.
Perhaps the sale of beer — not what you’d expect from a crypto-startup created in 2016, and collected under ICO $33 million the fact that, on the basis of the model, built in partnership with a major U.S. brewing company Anheuser-Busch, Civic demonstrate the use of the blockchain schemes for identity verification.
“We were thinking about practical ways to provide access to technology to a wider audience, and on how we occupy that niche, which will make them understandable to the average person. Proof of age looked like the most simple task,” said the Manager, marketing and communications company Capernian Titus (Titus Capilnean).
In the end, any visitor of conference will be able to go to a machine and using the Civic app on your smartphone, confirm that you are of legal age to “purchase”, or rather, to get your beer for free — the machine will produce up to 600 cans of beer for each day of cryptosporidia.
Thus, according to Kapilina, the model developed by Civic, eliminates the problems of using traditional techniques of ID verification, including the need for equipment to work with different types of ID, and processing data transmitted or stored in the verification process.
As early as 2016, explained co-founder of a startup Linham Vinnie (Vinny Lingham), the basic idea of the Civic is to provide banks and other businesses responsible for the secure storage of the data needed to validate the users a kind of service of “Know your customer” (KYC).
Now, on the example of machine the developers plan to illustrate how the blockchain technology will one day enable manufacturers of all types of products for which there are restrictions on age, consider the possibility of entering the market for commercial vehicles.
“It’s not limited to one beer, and is applicable to any kind of product that has age restrictions. Automatic entrance to the casino, and then purchase the vending machines, we can see it happening, at concerts, baseball, forums, conferences,” says Kapelyan.
Indeed, the machine that went to the New York Hilton where the conference is held Consensus, is the only being in production from the company at the moment, and no plans to increase their number, no Civic, neither Anheuser-Busch.
However, the fact that will see the participants of the Consensus, will allow glimpses of a future project to involve a wide range of devices to market Civic identity that is planned by the company for the 3rd quarter.
Recall, startups have not been problems with the collection of the necessary funds in the framework of the ICO problem was to cope with their number. Subsequently, the tokens were in the listing of exchanges BTER and Poloniex, and now, according to CoinMarketCap, the capitalization of the tokens are already listed on many sites, is estimated at $118 million.
It is understood that the tokens, the use of which is not yet demonstrated because the beer in the Consensus 2018 will be free, will be integrated into the system in the future. Essentially, to implement the idea with vending machines, which confirm that the ID is valid, the purchase token Civic will provide the opportunity to enter a query into the action and confirm the data in the blockchain.
“In this case, the machine requesting the login credentials that have to pay for the verification process. Any contributing to the economy of tokens: service providers pay for the ID, the validator retrieves the ID, and the consumer gets the product,” sums up Capernian.