Previously, ShareRing’s initial onboarding journey added friction to users who were stepping into Web3 for the first time, which went against ShareRing’s mission of enabling frictionless access. It was a more extensive sign-up process that asked for at least one piece of government ID followed by a selfie scan using our Face Match technology.
Many users have asked why it was mandatory to sign up with a government ID, and it was an automatic assumption that ShareRing was secretly keeping user identification information and other personal information in a centralized database.
However, we would like to clarify this assumption: ShareRing does not take and retain any personal information, personal identification documents, or anything else that belongs to users.
The only information we keep is the user’s first and last name, and their email address; this is not sufficient data to hack into any user’s ShareRing ID. ShareRing respects all users’ privacy in its mission to provide frictionless access, and we want to make it easy for users to navigate Web3, while knowing that their personal information is safe and secure.
Hence, we decided to remove this step during the initial sign-up process and came up with Skinny ID.
Skinny ID is ShareRing’s simplified sign-up process that removes friction on the onboarding journey and allows users to explore the ShareRing ecosystem without having to provide any government IDs. When users come across a ShareRing feature that they want to use, that is when the app will prompt them to add a government ID to their account and Vault. For those who would like to use an e-passport as their preferred form of government identification, this can easily be scanned with ShareRing’s recently updated NFC and Face Match technologies.
How To Guide: Setting up your Skinny ID - click here