Civic Partners with wikiHow For Log-ins

Announcements, Blockchain, Innovation, News | August 23, 2017 By:

Blockchain identity verification company Civic has announced what it calls a strategic partnership with wikiHow, the how-to website.  As a result, over 150 million monthly wikiHow users will now be able to login securely without using a username and password.

“We are pleased to officially welcome wikiHow to Civic’s Partner Network,” said Civic CEO Vinny Lingham. “This collaboration illustrates our continuing, strong momentum in building our ecosystem for on-demand, secure, and low-cost access to identity verification services.” 

Jack Herrick, CEO of wikiHow, said his company “is partnering with Civic because we believe in their long-term goal of decentralizing identity. We hope to live in a future where people, not corporations, control their own personal information. While Civic is still building towards that decentralized vision and has a way to go, as of today Civic ID already offers better security than passwords.” 

New wikiHow account creation can be accomplished by providing verified identity data with the Civic mobile app. Civic helps ensure wikiHow accounts are created by the true owner of the identity data, and provides a better user experience, without weak passwords, password reset vulnerabilities, and the hassle of legacy two-factor authentication.

To create a verified ID with Civic, wikiHow users must download the Civic mobile app and complete an Identity Validation Process. The process verifies credentials to ensure ownership of the identity and establishes the required level of trust. The data is fully encrypted in the Civic app on users’ devices, not stored by Civic or wikiHow.

After validation, the user is considered a Civic Member with authenticated identity data, and may share this data with other Civic partners.  Civic is spearheading the development of an ecosystem that is designed to facilitate on-demand, secure, and low-cost access to identity verification services via the blockchain. Civic recently introduced a Civic token that participants in the ecosystem will use to provide and receive identity verification-related services. The company sold $33 million of its tokens during its token sale event in June.