Peer-to-Peer Identity for the Sharing Economy
What is the !rst question you ask someone
to know whether you can trust them?
«Who are you?»
Not "What have you done in the past?"
Not "How do you usually behave?".
«Who are you?»
Why is this question so important?
Because reputation is good to
decrease the risk of bad behavior,
but it can’t eliminate it
So what do you have if something bad
DOES happen?
If you know who you are dealing with, you
have a way to get back at them
Strong identity is the !rst insurance policy
Plus, identity creates accountability
So it also helps decreasing
the risk of bad behavior
Identity is paramount to establishing trust
So how is identity integrated today?
Nicknames and avatars
Fine when transactions are online only.
But when I’m dealing with you o!ine, I want to know your rea...
Facebook & Co.
Don’t force people to use their real identity and have no way to
enforce it.
Plus, most people share behavi...
Paper documents
Paper document copies are easy to forge.
 
You can even get a real document for the identity of someone el...
What is PeerTrust?
PeerTrust is an
identity platform
Based on a digital identity document:
The Passport
PeerTrust Passport
is distributed
All your identity information is stored inside your phone, encrypted
so that only you ca...
PeerTrust Passport
is peer-validated
Identity veri#cation is crowdsourced.
The more people «stamp» your passport, i.e. ver...
PeerTrust Passport
can be used safely online
A PeerTrust Connect API (oAuth) makes it possible to securely link
your passp...
PeerTrust Passport is extensible
It can be used as the basis for your (aggregated) reputation pro#le.
And for plenty of ap...
PeerTrust is as Peer-to-Peer
as the services it is designed for
And PeerTrust is international!
PeerTrust is VeriSign for individuals
But can I trust a community as much as a
centralized authority?
We don’t store your identity information...
But we do store your «stamps»!
So we know who veri#ed whose identity.
And we c...
And what happens when my phone
gets lost or stolen?
It is stored in a secured area of your phone,
encrypted when your phone is locked*
*provided you lock your phone with a PI...
You can disable your passport instantly.
You can even back it up, and restore it later.
And your backup is only readable by you of
course.
But what tells me the technology is safe?
It has been used and proven
for more than 20 years!
In the security world, it is called...
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Pretty_Good_Privacy
We «just» made it more user-friendly
Want to know more?
http://peertru.st
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What is PeerTrust?

  1. 1. Peer-to-Peer Identity for the Sharing Economy
  2. 2. What is the !rst question you ask someone to know whether you can trust them?
  3. 3. «Who are you?»
  4. 4. Not "What have you done in the past?"
  5. 5. Not "How do you usually behave?".
  6. 6. «Who are you?»
  7. 7. Why is this question so important?
  8. 8. Because reputation is good to decrease the risk of bad behavior, but it can’t eliminate it
  9. 9. So what do you have if something bad DOES happen?
  10. 10. If you know who you are dealing with, you have a way to get back at them
  11. 11. Strong identity is the !rst insurance policy
  12. 12. Plus, identity creates accountability
  13. 13. So it also helps decreasing the risk of bad behavior
  14. 14. Identity is paramount to establishing trust
  15. 15. So how is identity integrated today?
  16. 16. Nicknames and avatars Fine when transactions are online only. But when I’m dealing with you o!ine, I want to know your real name.
  17. 17. Facebook & Co. Don’t force people to use their real identity and have no way to enforce it. Plus, most people share behaviors on Facebook that would make them look untrustworthy.
  18. 18. Paper documents Paper document copies are easy to forge.   You can even get a real document for the identity of someone else.   And document veri#cation is very expensive and unscalable.
  19. 19. What is PeerTrust?
  20. 20. PeerTrust is an identity platform
  21. 21. Based on a digital identity document: The Passport
  22. 22. PeerTrust Passport is distributed All your identity information is stored inside your phone, encrypted so that only you can use it. It never reaches our servers. It is only exchanged when you want it, with whom you want.
  23. 23. PeerTrust Passport is peer-validated Identity veri#cation is crowdsourced. The more people «stamp» your passport, i.e. verify your identity, the stronger it gets. Identity veri#cation requires physical presence.
  24. 24. PeerTrust Passport can be used safely online A PeerTrust Connect API (oAuth) makes it possible to securely link your passport to your user account on collaborative consumption services. Your identity information stays in your phone and is only exchanged directly with people who transact with you, if you decide to share it.
  25. 25. PeerTrust Passport is extensible It can be used as the basis for your (aggregated) reputation pro#le. And for plenty of applications that require strong identity: building access control, document signing, etc.
  26. 26. PeerTrust is as Peer-to-Peer as the services it is designed for
  27. 27. And PeerTrust is international!
  28. 28. PeerTrust is VeriSign for individuals
  29. 29. But can I trust a community as much as a centralized authority?
  30. 30. We don’t store your identity information... But we do store your «stamps»! So we know who veri#ed whose identity. And we can detect fraudulent patterns.
  31. 31. And what happens when my phone gets lost or stolen?
  32. 32. It is stored in a secured area of your phone, encrypted when your phone is locked* *provided you lock your phone with a PIN code, a password or TouchID
  33. 33. You can disable your passport instantly.
  34. 34. You can even back it up, and restore it later. And your backup is only readable by you of course.
  35. 35. But what tells me the technology is safe?
  36. 36. It has been used and proven for more than 20 years!
  37. 37. In the security world, it is called...
  38. 38. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Pretty_Good_Privacy
  39. 39. We «just» made it more user-friendly
  40. 40. Want to know more? http://peertru.st

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