Rarimo’s RariMe Offers Anonymous Passport Verification for Web3

UTC by Mayowa Adebajo · 2 min read
Rarimo’s RariMe Offers Anonymous Passport Verification for Web3
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RariMe’s approach comes as an irresistible alternative to identity verification methods that currently exist.

Worldcoin may have a new competitor in privacy-focused tech company Rarimo, which just launched RariMe as an alternative app to its World ID. The app challenges the controversial identity verification methods used by platforms like Worldcoin.

Unlike Worldcoin’s iris-scanning orbs, RariMe uses smartphones to scan passports and generate zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) that verify a user’s identity without revealing any personal details.

RariMe Aims to Provide Proof of Identity without Sacrificing Privacy

Traditional identity frameworks rely on third-party verification of credentials. However, ZKPs offer a game-changing alternative. This technology allows users to prove certain attributes without necessarily having to disclose any personal data.

Kitty Horlick, Director of Rarimo provider Rarilabs, meanwhile, has hinted at what to expect from the RariMe app. Particularly in the area of how it fairs in comparison to other identity platforms. Her statement reads in part:

“The same way that a decentralized application (Dapp) could gate something with proof of humanity, they can now do the same with proof of citizenship, or proof of age, and simply request the proofs.”

Similarly, Rarilabs co-founder Lasha Antadze has also hailed the timing of the RariMe app launch. He noted that privacy is gradually becoming a thing of the past, particularly in online spaces. This issue is what he shared that the new app intends to address. Antadze said:

“RariMe will allow users to go incognito, interacting in a truly anonymous fashion across Web3.”

Pushing Boundaries

It might be worth noting that Rarimo is no stranger to the game of pushing boundaries. Earlier this year, the company’s tech team was behind the launch of an anonymous, blockchain-powered referendum challenging the legitimacy of Vladimir Putin’s re-election.

The first practical application of RariMe will involve the use of passport ZKs to distribute programmable airdrops to citizens of a select few countries.

RariMe’s approach comes as an irresistible alternative to identity verification methods that currently exist. By leveraging ZKPs, the app does not only provide users with the control and privacy they desire. It also provides an enabling environment for secure interactions within the fast-growing Web3 space.

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