Idea: To create an app that enables users to receive certifications from trusted organizations that remain confidential until the user chooses to share.
The certification shared by the user can be fully trusted and the amount of information can be restricted by the user. The use cases for this application are endless – from proving previous employment to technical certifications to home lab test screening results. We envision this application to require registration from an organization that administers the test and provides the certification to the user. With a clever mix of multi-sig accounts and mosaics, this certification will remain hidden unless the user chooses to share. Sharing this certification will not disclose any PII or extra information about the user, only the bare minimum needed to prove that the certification was valid.
The person the user shares the certification with will fully trust the result due to it being ‘proven’ by the trusted organization. Potential use case: STD screening – to prevent the spread of STDs, imagine having a home lab screening kit, the results of which are added to the NEM blockchain from the lab who registers through our application. Results are private to everyone except the user. The user can share an ‘STD free’ certification through a simple mobile app. With this and many other use cases, Proof will encourage smart decisions based on trusted information.