Authenteq unveiled Trollteq, a block-based identity management solution that can assist in solving one of the biggest problems on the Internet; online trolling.
Trolling has become a huge issue on platforms such as online news sites, Twitter, and Facebook. Critics of the Internet have turned many family-friendly and socially responsible sites into places for online abuse. Regardless of the number of troll accounts by the operator, they always return with a new name, or they will deal with it and continue their bad behavior in the forms of intimidation, harassment, and threats.
With Trollteq, if a user has he or she is permanently banned and cannot re-register with a false name or identity. It requires the adoption of platforms that allow a degree of secrecy or anonymity, but Kari Thor Runarsson, Authenteq general manager believes the trade-off is not bad considering the gain witnessed from troll-free outcomes.
Trollteq uses the Identity Management System of Authenteq that requires users to verify that they are human in a registration process that takes normally 90 Seconds. You must use your smartphone to capture your selfie image. Then take a picture of your valid driver’s license or other forms of valid identification. Authenteq checks if the images are yours and if the identity card is genuine. Then link it to a connection account that you generate without revealing your identity.
This will obviously not be satisfactory for some people, especially those who don’t want to get involved in transferring their digital information or image to an online entity. Runarsson acknowledged that it will be intricate for some companies to take users’ information to grant this verification. However, governments and new laws may require sites to verify that their users are not kids or have been verified in an authorized way.
Authenteq, an Icelandic company specializing in online identity management, has developed a blockchain-based solution to combat online harassment. Using blockchain technology, the Trollteq solution generates a digital identity for each user. This identity is then stored on the blockchain, making it difficult for trolls to establish new accounts using new names.
Trollteq requires users to authenticate their identity using a combination of factors,
such as a passport, driver’s license, or national identification card.
Once a user’s identity a digital ID and stored on the blockchain.
This ID can also verify the user’s identity when they post remarks or make other contributions online.
By making it more difficult for trolls to create new accounts, Authenteq believes that Trollteq will help to reduce online harassment.
Trollteq will not store users’ personal information on centralized servers, which the company believes will help safeguard their privacy.
Authenteq has already partnered with a number of websites and services, including Disqus, Hacker News, and Reddit, while Trollteq is still in its early phases of development.
Trollteq to in the coming months, and the company is also in discussions with other businesses.
Here are some advantages of using blockchain technology to tackle online trolling:
Blockchain technology is a distributed ledger, making it difficult to hack or interfere with.
This makes it more challenging for trolls to establish new accounts with new names.
The blockchain is a public ledger, so anyone can view the transactions.
This makes it harder for attackers to conceal their identities.
The blockchain does not store any personally identifiable information about its customers.
This ensures the privacy of consumers.
Overall, Trollteq by Authenteq is a promising solution to the online harassment problem.
The solution is secure, and transparent, and protects individual privacy.
If successful, it could reduce cyberbullying and make the Internet a secure place for everyone.