OpenChat, a blockchain-based decentralized messaging app, is set to experiment with facial recognition technology to authenticate real users.
This approach is intended to verify that each user is a genuine individual, ensuring that they maintain only a single account on the platform.
Matt Grogan, the founder of OpenChat, which has been compared to platforms like Discord and Slack, emphasized the simplicity of proving humanity. However, he pointed out that the real challenge lies in proving the uniqueness of each human user.
Grogan noted the potential for individuals to pass various human verification tests multiple times, thereby creating numerous accounts. This highlights the need for a robust system to ensure that each user is uniquely identified and verified on the platform.
The founder of OpenChat has announced plans to implement facial recognition technology as part of their effort to verify user identities.
“We have a facial recognition system that we’re planning to test and see how effective it is. While it may not be flawless, it’s expected to significantly reduce the incidence of individuals having multiple identities,” he stated.
According to Grogan, the key to preventing the use of multiple online accounts lies in establishing the uniqueness of each user. By ensuring that all users are verifiably human, the need for other forms of verification processes could be eliminated.
OpenChat, which boasts a user base of over 100,000, has recently formed a partnership with Modclub, a decentralized content platform.
The app employs the use of crypto addresses and NFTs for the purpose of identity verification, reflecting its innovative approach to security and authenticity in the digital realm.
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