“Checkmate, Hackers!”– BYOID “Bring Your Own Identity” Puts YOU in Control of Your Personal Data

And why you should be asking service providers for BYOID

When a friend invites you to a party and you see it’s BYOB, you know it’s probably going to be a casual, easy-going kind of event.  Whether you think it’s “bring your own bottle” or “bring your own booze” or “bring your own beer” doesn’t matter that much. What does matter is that you know you get to choose what you drink. You’re in control.  And if you do it your way, then maybe, just maybe…no headaches and no hangovers.


But have you heard of BYOID?  Or “Bring Your Own Identity?”


BYOID is easy, too.  And puts you in control. When a service provider says “BYOID,” what they mean is:  

  • your identity stays encrypted and secure on your mobile device and not on their servers
  • you get to choose what personal information you share with them
  • when you need to access a BYOID service provider, there are no passwords to remember
  • none of your personal info gets stored on third-party databases for party-poopers (as in hackers) to steal and exploit.

As the demand for BYOID spreads, more and more people will require services to allow them to bring their own ID.  BYOID will become the norm (and a hacker’s nightmare). ShoCard is leading the pack of mobile identity providers with its blockchain-based patented solution. You may not be asked to BYOID to the next super bowl party, but BYOID will take away the “headaches and hangovers” of your data being stolen from service providers.


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Ask your service providers if they allow you to BYOID. If not, tell them how they can with ShoCard by sharing these links:


Armin Ebrahimi is Founder and CEO of ShoCard, a digital identity verification system that protects consumer privacy through patented use of mobile devices and the blockchain. An industry veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experience in scalable platforms, online services, mobile-development and digital advertising to the ShoCard team.

Before founding ShoCard, Armin was the CEO of Advertising.com Dynamic Retargeting, an AOL company. Prior to filling this role, he was Senior Vice President of Platform Engineering at Yahoo, with responsibility for Yahoo’s registration and anti-fraud platform services. He also built Yahoo’s original Display Advertising platform that served more than 20 billion transactions a day. Armin founded and was CEO of TRIicon Solutions, acquired by Tandem Computers.