A Personal Stamp of Uniqueness
BrightID uses the people you know (a trust graph) to enforce one-account-per-person for important applications like voting and universal basic income.
A brightID proves you’re a unique person.
BrightIDs have the following characteristics:
- Can be used anonymously. No personal data or biometrics are used for verification.
- Verified by a trusted group of close personal contacts plus a decentralized graph database.
- A lost or compromised ID can be replaced by reconnecting with a few close personal contacts.
- Proof of world-citizenship.
Where Can BrightID be Used?
There are several kinds of apps that work better when everyone in the system is unique. You can authorize these apps to use brightID to verify that you’re unique without sharing any personal information.
Examples of apps that benefit from verifying their users as unique using brightID:
- Universal Basic Income
- Ratings and Reviews
- Online communities
- Referral systems
Decentralized & Anonymous
The network consists of volunteers running nodes. Nodes host the trust graph used for verification, but there’s no personal information stored there.
A World Without Boundaries
A brightID is a proof of world citizenship.
Universal Basic Income and voting–without governmental or territorial boundaries–can use brightIDs to include everyone while keeping out fakes and duplicates and preserving privacy.