Blockchain payments and ID platform Nuggets, which removes the need to store personal data with 3rd parties, has today announced a strategic partnership with global identity verification provider Onfido. Nuggets will be using Onfido’s technology to verify users for its blockchain payment and identity solution.

Nuggets is a B2B2C platform that combines blockchain technology, zero-knowledge cryptography, and biometric authentication to provide a decentralized self-sovereign identity and payments platform, allowing users to login, pay and verify their identities without compromising their privacy.

“We firmly believe that the days of centralized models are numbered and that the way forward must allow for greater security and privacy, as Nuggets has been able to achieve. We’re excited about this opportunity to work with Nuggets to evolve a self-sovereign identity solution, which users can use to verify their identity. By collaborating and sharing resources, both companies can help accelerate change.”
– Husayn Kassai, CEO and co-founder at Onfido

Onfido’s AI-powered ID verification service offers ID verification on mobile, iOS and Android with liveness detection. Users simply take a selfie and a photo of their identity document; Onfido first checks that the government ID seems genuine, and then matches it to the user’s face. This ensures the person presenting the identity is its legitimate owner, and is physically present.

“It’s great to join forces with Onfido. Our vision for a decentralized future, self-sovereign identity, data and payment, facilitated by blockchain technology, works well with the identity verification services Onfido offers. We’re looking forward to collaborating.”
– Alastair Johnson, CEO, and Founder of Nuggets