Gataca is an MIT-born company that architected a decentralized Digital Identity to fight against identity fraud. We help users take control back over private information and authenticate securely in digital services. For companies, Gataca cuts the time, manpower and cost currently needed to comply with KYC, while improving the user onboarding experience. Our innovative solution leverages blockchain and biometric technologies to provide a neutral, auditable and trusted identity platform across the globe.
The technology includes a mobile ID wallet for consumers, a validation platform for authorities, and single sign-on authentication tools for businesses. The ID Wallet allows users to store identity credentials and personal information in their phones, validate their authenticity with Third Party Authorities and share them securely to access instantly to digital services without the need of username and passwords or filling lengthy forms. For businesses, Gataca offers single sign-on authentication tools to enable access to pre-verified users, so that they don’t have to ever worry about verifying identities.
In the long term, the company aims to build a user-centric digital identity layer for the internet, available across all industries, worldwide. The new architecture will enable the digitalization of services unthinkable today (like buying a house online) and a myriad of new business models.