Procivis helps governments digitalise
The Zurich-based start-up Procivis launched its electronic identity and services platform earlier this year. Just a few months later and it has now released the beta version. The software allows for the issuance, management and integration of electronic identity services. It can also integrate blockchain-based smart contract capabilities as soon as the underlying technology has matured, according to a company statement.
At the heart of the solution is a mobile app that allows citizens to create and manage their electronic identity. Verification providers can access the platform on a web backend to ensure the correctness of personal data, while an interface allows third parties to validate the verification status of such information, adding security and speed to their processes. A second backend exists for website operators where they can set up a login for their users.
Procivis is now in talks with Swiss cantons, different UN agencies and the World Bank to discuss implementing its solution in pilot projects. Procivis will offer free access to non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations.
“The high level of interest we’ve been registering since the launch of Procivis early this year reflects the sense of urgency among both governments and international organisations to establish a solid foundation for the digitisation of our society. We expect to roll out the first pilot implementations based on our current solution within the next six months,” CEO Daniel Gasteiger said in the statement.
The blockchain entrepreneur founded the Zurich-based start-up Procivis in autumn 2016.