Blockchain Identity Startup ShoCard Raises $1.5 Million – Bitcoints


Published on July 19th, 2015 | by bitcoin


Blockchain Identity Startup ShoCard Raises $1.5 Million

ShoCard has raised $1.
5m in funding from AME Cloud Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Enspire Capital and Morado Venture Partners.
The startup, which seeks to use the bitcoin blockchain as a way to authenticate identification, debuted in May at TechCrunch Disrupt NY.
ShoCard views its solution as one that could disrupt the digital identity business, providing consumers with the means to hold a secure version of their personal information for use in e-commerce purchases, online banking logins and more.
The funding will help the startup advance on what might be its core barrier to mainstream adoption as stated by TechCrunch’s Romain Dillet – attempting to secure mainstream partners.
ShoCard is one of a small but growing number of startups seeking to use the blockchain as a means of improving identity management that includes online identity protocol OneName, which has raised $1.
62m in funding from investors including Union Square Ventures.

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