Monday February 5th, 2018 – BOSTON, MA – a senior developer at Abine, the online privacy company, has won a prize in the ConsenSys uPort contest for Blockchain Identity.
By combining the features of the Blur privacy, identity, and password manager with uPort API’s, the ability to seamlessly login to traditional web sites using uPort blockchain identity as a “master key” to authenticate was achieved.
“Blockchain identity innovation is developing extremely fast, but in general all these new solutions in the market need ways to connect blockchain identities with peoples traditional web accounts, still based on logins and passwords and still stored centrally and insecurely”, said Andrew Sudbury, Abine’s CTO.
In the future, Abine hopes to broaden the appeal of blockchain technology by fully integrating blockchain identity solutions with Blur- the privacy-focused app which functions as a password manager, an identity manager and a digital wallet for the traditional web.
Abine’s entry was reviewed according to the following criteria:
- 20% Value of idea
- 20% Demonstration of uPort functionality
- 20% Viability as a product
- 20% Compelling demo
- 20% Quality of the supporting designs and documentation
Abine’s mission with Blur is to provide everyone with the best identity management and protection for their passwords, payments, and privacy online. When it comes to supporting new innovation in online identity, Abine is focused on making innovations widely useable. Blur is available free to add to Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Safari browsers and iOS and Android mobile devices here: https://www.abine.com/index.html
About ConsenSys and uPort
ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world. uPort is a self-sovereign identity and data platform that enables users to register a globally unique identifier to the Ethereum blockchain, giving users control over their identity, private keys, user accounts, and private data. The uPort ID app (Android, iOS) is a mobile identity wallet that stores private keys and serves as the foundation for interacting with Ethereum and web 2.0 applications: login without passwords; receive, issue, and request attestations, verifications, and credentials; digitally sign blockchain transactions and other types of data.
Online privacy company Abine is the creator of Blur- the only password manager and digital wallet that protects passwords, payments and privacy. Abine’s solutions have been trusted by over 25 million people worldwide. Get Blur.