October 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Aftermath Islands Metaverse launches Liquid Avatar, replacing usernames and passwords with proof of humanity.
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Aftermath Islands Metaverse launches Liquid Avatar app for Proof of humanity replaces username and password. This means you’ll be able to log into its Metaverse app by using verified facial recognition on your smartphone instead of using a normal login.
If it sounds familiar, it’s not that different Apple uses FaceID on the iPhone to recognize your face and log you into your iPhone or your apps. But Barbados-based Aftermath Islands Metaverse, a majority-owned subsidiary of Liquid Avatar Technologies, is using blockchain-based verifiable credentials to prove your identity without requiring you to reveal sensitive government-issued identities or proof of home address.
The company has been working on the technology for six years to provide proof of humanity guarantees and allow users to build a digital footprint that shows they are a real person without having to provide other Proof, said David Lucatch, managing director of Aftermath Islands, in an interview with GamesBeat. One user one account verification. The system has an opportunity to play a greater role in the emerging Metaverse ecosystem, supporting interoperability, reducing incidents of fraud and cyberbullying, and potentially creating more effective and efficient business interactions for marketing and engagement, Lucatch said.
Liquid Avatar App ‘s home screen.
It also eliminates the need for a username and password and uses biometric authentication instead.
This system is powered by the Liquid Avatar mobile app, available in most of the world, the Apple App Store and Google Play, and expanding worldwide . Users can easily create an account and use likeness, device and age verification to establish blockchain-based personally verifiable credentials, creating a Meta Park Pass using W3C principles.
Meta Park Pass is available for Aftermath Islands’ free game “The Lost Kingdom of T’Sara” to play within the platform without establishing a traditional username and password. Aftermath Islands will also deploy Meta Park Pass verifiable credentials to access corners of its virtual world and other available online programs.
“Let’s start with the facts I don’t know” thinks nothing is guaranteed. But what we’ve done is we’ve created a higher level of assurance,” Lucatch said. “That’s our goal. Currently, the level of assurance that anyone is a real person is zero. But biometrics really are the key here. Because at the end of the day, you can’t replicate it. “
I bounced this from some security experts. That’s one of the comments from Kim Biddings, VP of Product at biometric security company BIO-key.
“Aftermath Islands is declaring a Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI). SSI, or decentralized identity as some have called it, gives users full ownership of their digital identity rather than third-party ownership,” Biddings said. “The concept is not new; in fact, SSI has been around for years. SSI protects users from fraudulent cases and ensures that no one can steal the digital identity you have. However, this approach has been disputed by experts and user adoption has been low for years.
But Biddings added, “What’s unique about this news is the way users sign up for this SSI. There is no evidence that traditional biometric elements were used to incorporate human proofs. Proof of Humanity proves the user’s identity via video and encrypted wallet URLs, and is then approved by the committee, without evidence of valid photo ID, data matching, or other biometric methods. It’s unclear what’s preventing any user from registering with Proof of Humanity and creating a digital identity that isn’t their own. “
Creative Strategies technical analyst Tim Bajarin said, “It is similar to Apple’s Face ID, but it seems to be designed for cross-platform virtual world applications, if it It might be fine if it works fine. My biggest concern is that many metaverse sites, like Facebook’s Horizon and others, are going to be walled gardens in the sense that they may not be available on other platforms unless the company’s agreement is [broad] This level of security. However, I find the concept interesting, and if done through a proper cross-platform protocol, it could be a way to help unify how the future enters any metaverse. “
Display your credentials on the Liquid Avatar.
Always with the development of the Internet, both individuals and businesses have had great difficulty building trusting relationships and verifying. Federal Trade Commission data According to Consumer Reports, fraud losses will exceed $5.8 billion in 2021, an increase of more than 70% from the previous year.
A July 2022 Juniper Research The study found that cumulative merchant losses from online payment fraud worldwide will exceed $343 billion between 2023 and 2027. According to CBS, more than 1.4 billion fake accounts were removed by major social media networks last year.
The Liquid Avatar mobile app and Meta Park Pass challenge the conventional online wisdom of allowing individuals and entities. The creation of multiple user accounts may lead to predatory practices and cyberbullying against children and the elderly, and Fake accounts that increase user statistics within the platform.
The system works to solve these problems for users and marketers, ensuring that everyone in the online environment is “real” people, allowing only one account per user, potentially increasing transparency and confidence in online communities.
Aftermath Islands Metaverse and Lost Kingdom of T’Sara were among the first to use the technology platform that can be easily deployed to other online games, websites, social media and e-commerce platforms. Lucatch said his company is discussing the technology with many others, but the company is first showing how it works with its own games.
Without providing individual users with a unique digital footprint, existing new platforms may suffer from fraud, identity theft and limited value capture by platform participants that have long plagued A wide range of other industries, from finance and healthcare to insurance, education, etc.
Verified by biometrics on liquid avatars.
Of course, the advent of deepfakes means that biometrics can also be compromised. But Lucatch believes that biometric systems could also be supported by other types of identification, if necessary. Still, in order to play the game in a virtual world, a biometric check may be sufficient. Other types of identification may be required once you start trading.
If desired, you can move from biometric verification to government documentation and know-your-customer (KYC) procedures designed to prevent money laundering.
In terms of verification, “We’ve gone from 0 miles per hour to 100 miles per hour because it’s either no identity or KYC. There’s something in the middle, especially because with Web3, the middle There is something. In this owner economy, I own my data. I want to control it. I will only give you what I want when I want it.”
For game operators, Proof of Humanity at least guarantees that every account that is created is owned by one person. The company uses artificial intelligence to find confidence in identifications and whether additional verification is required. In this regard, the company will cooperate with financial institutions. AI can look at your face and decide if you’re old enough to play a particular game. (China already uses this to limit the amount of time kids can play games in a week).
“What we’ve really found in the end is that zero identity is not good for anyone,” he said. “There can be too much KYC and financial regulation and too little zero identity. We see proofs of humanity as Goldilocks’ solution. This technology could make the metaverse more interoperable, as proofs of humanity can be signed,” Lucatch said Universal app. Anywhere. The app works on Android and iOS and is currently available in about 60 countries. It will eventually work on PCs by using QR code data.
Aftermath Islands is a virtual world project.
Aftermath Islands will use the Liquid Avatar mobile app to create additional credentials for exclusive access to KYC (Know Your Customer) yes necessary, and emerging opportunities in online education, commerce, gaming, and other activities that require humanity and proof of identity.
“With Web3 and Metaverse, we have the opportunity to change the Internet The failure of iterations that failed to provide protection for privacy and data and guarantee that only real people exist in the online space,” Lucatch said. “We will never accept this behavior in the real world, and we now have the opportunity to create Safe and unique spaces that support digital footprints and all types of interactions between people, businesses and other parties. “
Aftermath Islands Metaverse says your biometrics will replace your password.
RJ Reiser, CIO of Liquid Avatar Technologies, said in a statement that users can control What they share and with whom. They can use passports and other blockchain-based verifiable credentials to manage, control, and benefit from their digital footprint.
“By in our Combining these digital identifiers of participants and players on our platform, and in a growing fleet of digital products and virtual platforms around the world, we give platforms and players control over their data and protect their privacy, no matter where they operate — whether virtual or real,” said Reiser.
Proof of Humanity is creating a verified database of unique registrants. When combined with Aftermath Island’s solutions , these products open up a wide range of new use cases across multiple domains of virtual and metaverse experiences and at the intersection of the real and online worlds. These include online gaming, cashing out funds from online wallets, and using digital footprints for real-world services .
Aftermath Islands Metaverse is an open world, realistic graphical virtual world where users can buy, develop, trade using non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that can be collected in-game and sell virtual lands, properties and items. From playing money games to online experiences, collaboration, immersive entertainment and more, Aftermath Islands hopes to bring live streaming, HD graphics, interactivity, real world mechanics and w EXPERIENCE.
The platform is built on the idea of decentralization and economic inclusion, and promises a captivating experience that will allow people around the world to gain virtual land ownership.
Liquid Avatar grants credentials.
There are about 200 people on Yubo Island.
Of course, some companies may be concerned that this facial recognition data could be stolen by companies and combined with other third-party data to identify people. If the company gets hacked, that could be a risk. Lucatch said the company has no plans to use the data for advertising.
The company has a privacy team and a compliance team to comply with privacy laws and regulations.
This work represents a lot of work for a company trying to make a game. But the company has bigger ambitions for Web3 and Metaverse, hoping there’s a lot of economic value to protect. If there were a middle ground where you could prove your existence without revealing your private information, perhaps many users would go down that route, Lucatch said.
“We’re trying to get people to escalate here,” he said. “This provides an opportunity for everyone, often not to verify their PII and other personally identifiable information, but to verify that they are still a real person. When you use technology like this, you feel comfortable that you can get Better deal.”
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