New layer of identity authentication added to professional network brings transparency to online reputations
CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2018 – ShoCard, the leader in blockchain-based identity management solutions (IMSs) and Jobeum, a blockchain-based decentralized network for business professionals, today announced a partnership to deliver a complete digital reputation solution for Jobeum’s users. ShoCard uses blockchain technology to provide validation of a person’s identity and will bring a new layer of authentication to Jobeum’s network, which uses blockchain to keep records about employment, education, completed projects and more.
Both companies rely on blockchain technology to provide a public, immutable ledger for the authentication of information exchanged on each platform. Through the ShoCard application, a person’s identity and data is stored on their device, and validated using the blockchain, allowing other applications to validate that the original data or certification has not been changed or misrepresented. Ultimately, ShoCard gives control of personally identifiable information (PII) and private data back to the user, enabling the concept of bring your own ID (BYOID).
“With both of our solutions based on blockchain technology, it was simple to identify a way for ShoCard’s identity management capabilities to fit into Jobeum’s offerings,” said Armin Ebrahimi, founder and CEO of ShoCard. “Proving your identity, especially on the internet and within professional networks, has been a challenge since the internet began. Our solution addresses this challenge and we are excited to bring another layer of authentication to Jobeum’s network.”
Jobeum is a completely decentralized network for business professionals, using the blockchain to keep records about employment, education, certifications and more, which are then cross-validated by the community. Users are able to specify which portions of their profiles should be made public and what should be kept private, and the company intends to partner with universities and companies so that diplomas and validated employment records can be safely stored on the blockchain. In Jobeum, people can effectively monetize their professional information. Jobeum also incentivizes micro actions in the recruitment process between candidates and recruiters via micro-payments. Through these processes, users can form a web of trust and build their professional digital reputation on Jobeum.
“The partnership gives our users a complete digital reputation solution, with an additional layer of validation provided by ShoCard’s approach to identity management,” said Vitaly Obernikhin, cofounder and CEO of Jobeum. “As they stand now, building digital reputations without confirmed, authenticated identity is an act of trust. We’re excited to partner with ShoCard to bring professional networks into the future, where identity is confirmed, validated and secure, rather than blindly trusted.”
ShoCard, Inc., based in Cupertino, Calif., is a mobile-identity platform built using blockchain technology that provides a simple and intuitive mobile application for definitive authentication while protecting users’ privacy. This allows for a variety of use cases, such as repeat authentication, true-digital signature with non-perishable audit-trail, transaction authorization to prevent fraud, frictionless login services without username/passwords, and user authentication in financial transactions, travel, health, government and industries where digital identity matters.
Jobeum is a completely decentralized network for business professionals. Blockchain is used to keep records about employment, education, completed projects etc. The records within a profile are cross-validated by the community. Jobeum plans to partner with universities and companies so that certificates (diplomas) and validated employment records for people will be stored on the blockchain. Users will be able to specify which portions of their profiles should be public and what should be kept private. Another goal of Jobeum is to make interactions among candidates and recruiters beneficial for both parties by incentivizing micro actions in the recruitment process via micro-payments. People can form a web of trust and build their professional [digital] reputation on Jobeum.