Australian Government Agency Approves SingleSource as a Gateway Service Provider for Document Verification Service

Posted by Christelle Blanchet-Aissaoui on 11/8/18 8:10 AM
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Australian Government Agency Approves SingleSource as a Gateway Service Provider for Document Verification Service

Australian accreditation follows SingleSource’s approval as an Intermediary to verify identity documents by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs.

Auckland, NZ, November 8th, 2018 - SingleSource, pioneers in decentralised identity and risk scoring have been accredited as a Document Verification Service (DVS) Gateway Service Provider (GSP) by the Australian Government. This follows their accreditation in June 2018 by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) as an Intermediary to the Confirmation Service. The Confirmation Service allows approved organisations to electronically check certain identity information directly against the New Zealand Government’s database. As a Confirmation Service Intermediary, SingleSource can verify passport, citizenship and driver license. SingleSource is the only decentralised identity protocol approved by the DIA.

As a DVS Gateway Service Provider, SingleSource is able to electronically verify Australian identity documents including, driver license, Medicare card, passport, visa and birth certificates with a government record. GSPs are authorised to direct information requests to and from the DVS hub on behalf of approved users.

30 million people on both sides of the Tasman now have the ability to have their identities verified by SingleSource’s secure blockchain technology.

SingleSource CEO Kelvin Chandran says the Australian and New Zealand approvals show that governments are recognising that blockchain is a maturing technology. “We believe that blockchain as a technology has huge potential to transform how business is transacted. These accreditations demonstrate that the Australian and New Zealand governments understand the potential, and are ready to put trust in the technology and providers like ourselves who are using it to provide innovation in identity and risk assessment.”

About SingleSource

SingleSource Platform Pte. Ltd (“SingleSource”) provides a decentralised risk scoring and identity protocol that puts the individual in control of their own personal data by leveraging blockchain technology. Our vision is to support a safer and fairer marketplace for the individual to transact with businesses so that they receive the best value for the service, while enabling organisations to trust the individual and eliminate financial fraud. SingleSource is powered by Centrality, one of the world’s leading, blockchain venture studios.


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