Trust stamp, a global provider of AI-powered trust and identity services used across multiple sectors, today announces that they are adding secure account-credential and private key storage vault functionality to their suite of solutions targeted at financial institutions delivering cryptocurrency and digital asset services.
The solution leverages Trust Stamp’s proven facial biometric authentication technology to establish and grant access to the vault. Biometric and other data is converted into Trust Stamp’s proprietary Irreversibly Transformed Identity Token (IT2TM) and immediately discarded. The system does not require identity verification and no identifiable personal information is ever stored or shared, preventing the potential for sensitive biometric data, account credentials, or encryption keys to be exposed or compromised.
While losing the private key for a cryptocurrency wallet or a non-fungible token (NFT) is inconvenient and can limit access to assets, losing the private key for a cryptocurrency wallet or a non-fungible token (NFT) results in the permanent loss of the cryptocurrency in the wallet or the ability to prove and exercise ownership of the NFT. Data that is irreversibly tokenized by Trust Stamp’s advanced cryptographic processes is stored on an Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), providing a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable append-only transaction log, enhancing security and ensuring long-term data protection and availability.
John Bridge, Trust Stamp’s Executive Vice President responsible for cryptocurrency-related services, comments: “With around US $1 trillion in cryptocurrency and NFT assets in circulation today, billions of dollars are believed to be permanently inaccessible due to loss of account credentials. With cryptocurrency becoming mainstreamed and recognized as an important asset class in diversified portfolios, Trust Stamp is working to deliver parallel or superior protection and convenience for cryptocurrency and NFT investors to that offered by legacy financial institutions.”
Bridge spent 34 years in law enforcement, including as a Senior Inspector/Chief Inspector of Financial Surveillance with the United States Marshals Service, and is an expert in digital currency and financial technology. He is a founding member of the DC Blockchain Alliance as well as a participant in the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative.
Following an Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Interpretive Letter on July 22, 2020, which highlighted the authority and need for national banks to provide digital asset custody services, Trust Stamp will initially offer the vault service through financial institutions, including US-based and international banks, in response to increased business and consumer demand. Even if a bank does not directly offer cryptocurrency exchange and/or custody services, providing a safekeeping service for access credentials and encryption keys is crucial to satisfying the financial service needs of consumers today in the increasingly digitised global market.
Trust Stamp currently provides real-time KYC/AML-compliant facial biometric and ID document verification built on their privacy-positive data protection technology for leading Bitcoin ATMs around the world. Highlighting their commitment to the crypto space, Trust Stamp joined 15 blockchain industry leaders to form the Cryptocurrency Compliance Cooperative (CCC) earlier this year.
About Trust Stamp
Trust Stamp is a global provider of AI-powered identification services for banking and finance, regulatory requirements, government, real estate, communications, and humanitarian assistance, among other industries. Through its unique data transformation and comparison capabilities, its technology empowers enterprises with advanced biometric identity solutions that prevent fraud, safeguard personal data privacy, boost operational efficiency, and reach a bigger base of users worldwide.
SOURCE Trust Stamp