I have a question: is it possible to have a verified identity (from third-party) in the SAFE Browser:
If I want to offer services through the SAFE Network how customers will know I’m not a scammer and I am the one who I say I am (company ABC)?
Perhaps if at protocol level there is an opportunity to be verified from third-party and these third-party companies are added to the SAFE Browser? Perhaps this will be an additional way of earning revenue for MaidSafe?
That SOF is a staggering burden to place on a customer. I do understand the very real need to make these verifications and also why (I’m assuming the crypto you’re moving is above a certain threshold, whatever that is) a CoinBase transfer would get flagged. I’m curious what would constitute a positive SOF if, for instance, you bought BTC in 2013 and were just opening a banking account on Revolut with some of the funds. What documentation exists outside the blockchain? It’s an interesting control mechanism anyway - to attempt to render the crypto unusable outside of narrow contexts.
That said - to your topic here - I think there’s a very large gap between the requirements for SAFE and as @happybeing has pointed out with the discussion link, it’s an ongoing decision. I think this gap between operations and state identity requirements is not quite the impediment you present. I can think of many examples where I’d like to see a representation of a ‘more trusted’ identity, but I don’t think the absence of a hard authority presents much of a problem for the network itself.
Many European countries have some government approved solution for digital signatures. I suppose could have an app where you use your government approved digital signature to this basically “this webid belongs to me”.
Well. I think the complicated part should be up to some app developer to make into a simple app where you just enter your webid and click a button to sign. You shouldn’t need to use it more than once for each webid also, so it shouldn’t really end up being thats expensive to use. Maybe you would have to use some paid service each time you want to verify an Id though, not sure and not sure if it could be expensive.
Something like civic could work too,just it could be on SAFE instead of a blockchain. Especially if the company providing the service can be approved to get access to the passport databases to check if passports are not faked.
By the sounds of it you need a government approved verification system. And that is going to require a 3rd party verification system (state department or registered/licenced company)
Then they would need to have a presence on SAFE and an APP to do the verification. Probably MDs owned by them or signed by them verifying each and every ID that requires/wants it
The actual verification then is real easy since the person’s ID can be verified by viewing the signed message for that ID. Of course there could be an issue with these 3rd party verifiers and having a fake one included. You know like with our https certificates.
Perhaps the secure digital identity offered by Estonia’s e-residency scheme may help here? I’m an Estonian e-resident and I’m impressed with it, as it offers a verified digital identity and digital signature process that has become gold standard in Europe and which is, in principle, acceptable world-wide as it is backed by Estonia’s enviable record in digital tech and nobody can get e-residency without being checked out by the Estonian police. Perhaps the SAFE Network could liaise with Estonia regarding adoption of the e-residency scheme within the network?