IOTA Foundation Selected for European Blockchain Sandbox: Revolutionizing Web3 KYC

The IOTA Foundation, alongside partners, IDnow, Bloom Wallet, and HAVN, has secured a coveted spot in the European Commission’s prestigious European Blockchain Sandbox. This selection marks a significant milestone for their innovative Web3 identification solution, poised to revolutionize the way Know-Your-Customer (KYC) processes are handled in the decentralized web.

Launched in 2023, the European Blockchain Sandbox provides a nurturing ground for promising Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) projects. With only 20 slots available each year, competition is fierce. Participating projects gain access to a controlled environment where they can rigorously test and validate their solutions while fostering close collaboration with regulators across the European Union.

“Being selected for the Sandbox is a major win for our solution,””It opens a crucial dialogue with regulators regarding KYC and user privacy within the Web3 landscape, particularly timely as various regulatory bodies navigate the complexities of Decentralized Finance (DeFi).”

Traditional KYC procedures have long been criticized for their cumbersome nature, high costs, and inherent data privacy concerns. The IOTA Foundation’s solution tackles these issues head-on by offering a reusable KYC system designed for a seamless and privacy-centric Web3 experience. By leveraging DLT and tokenization, users retain complete control over their data throughout the process.

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As detailed in a recent blog post , the solution streamlines Web3 user identification. It commences with a remote identification process conducted by IDnow, adhering to stringent EU Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and KYC regulations. then tokenizes this process, securely storing it as a soulbound token within the user’s Bloom wallet.

This token acts as a verifiable credential, recognized by Web3 decentralized applications (dApps) and services. It confirms user identification without divulging any sensitive personal information. Users can reuse this token for multiple identification procedures, and authorized parties can access underlying identity information upon request. Additionally, the solution allows for revoking tokens and issuing identity information in the W3C Verifiable Credential format, facilitating permissionless sharing in off-chain scenarios.

The IOTA Foundation’s Web3 KYC solution holds immense potential to reshape the landscape of user identification within the Web3 space. Its selection for the European Blockchain Sandbox paves the way for a future where secure and privacy-preserving KYC processes become the norm, fostering greater trust and user adoption in the burgeoning world of decentralized finance.

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