P2P reputation and social discovery provider Connect.Me and online identity verification company miiCard today announced that they have partnered to create the first verified social reputation card.
This is the first integration between Founding Partners of the Respect Network, a coalition of companies putting people back in control of their data on the social web.
Connect.Me helps users consolidate and be discovered for their peer reputation across any skill, interest, or topic. "By adding miiCard's ability to prove 'you are who you say you are' users can now establish a higher level of trust and credibility in their areas of interest and expertise," said Drummond Reed, managing director of the Respect Network. "And it's all displayed in a single intuitive card."
"We are excited about this integration with miiCard because it shows how a Connect.Me social reputation card can be extended to show multiple levels of verification and social proof," said Gary Rowe, Respect Network CEO. "By leveraging bank-grade identity verification, miiCard will help individuals unlock greater value from their personal data and relationships."
miiCard's Level of Assurance 3 (LOA3) identity verification service can prove a user's identity to the level of a photo ID completely online and in just minutes, allowing consumers to track, monitor and take complete control of their online identity. This is the first step in building trust online so that individuals and companies can interact safely and securely. Using the authority and security inherent in a user's online financial accounts to validate identity, miiCard is able to verify approximately 300 million users across nine countries and five continents today.
"Online reputation is critical to how we meet, interact and transact online," said miiCard CEO James Varga. "By adding the capability for Connect.Me users to strongly and continuously verify their identity, miiCard raises both the value and the currency of a user's reputation."