The need for verification in the real world is ever-present.
We’re asked to show an ID at the bank. We must authenticate the name on our credit cards by showing the cashier our driver’s licenses. We’re asked to verify our D.O.B to pick up prescriptions. We even verify to take books out of our local library!
photo source: Tony Caldwell & The Ottawa Sun
We carry our IDs everywhere, surfing, swimming, hiking in the woods, in case the need to prove “I am who I say I am” arises.
On the Internet nobody knows you’re a Dog
Yet on the internet, it’s fairly easy to say you are anyone in the world. With scammers around every corner (hello, online dating catfish much?) it becomes increasingly important for users of Steemit and other social media networks to find a way to balance anonymity with community trust! Asking for a verification of identity doesn’t make you distrusting it makes you smart! Verification is an important part of protecting yourself and building trust online.
Our Steemverify service allows you verify while you protect your identity and keep it off the blockchain.
The basis of community is trust, and we are passionate about building both community and trust to make Steemit a more welcoming and accepting place! Using a transparent team of trusted community members we will be offering unique badges to users who choose to verify their identities. Whether on the blockchain, in steemit.chat, or privatly through email we will provide a trusted environment to preserve whatever anonymity you wish while vouching for your identities to the community at large.
Our verification team values your confidentiality. Your real name, photos, and website and other details will remain private!
Our unique, customizable, badge at the end of one or each of your posts will be a quick, visual, indicator that you’ve taken the time to verify your identity to the Steemit community!
We advocate for you and address any concerns over your verification with other users you might encounter!
We will provide weekly reports of all usernames who’ve verified, and can quickly check the validity of a badge (against photo-manipulation and copy-pastry) to streamline user interaction and build trust between content-creators and their audience.
Verification Badges are an easy, and beautiful way to verify. Our resident artists will add new designs weekly and users can personalize their own badges with a custom image, photo, avatar or their own design for a donation of a few Steem-bucks!
Getting verified is easy!
To begin the process simply contact us here, on steemit.chat, DM us at @steemitqa or @illuminaughti, or email [email protected] If you’ve already verified on the blockchain, please include a link to your post or comment!
A Special Note about your Badge
Your badge is unique to you & your username! We use steganography to embed a hidden file in your badge and protects it from misuse.
Simply upload the image provided by your @steemverify team member to any image server.
You can embed your image at the end of any of your posts!
Our verification teams will be able to effortlessly test the badge to see if your unique file matches with your username!
To preserve the hidden file, please don’t rename or edit your badge. Ask us for another one!
Anyone caught using another user’s verification badge, or forging their own may come under a cheetah ban.