When digital identity gets personal... really personal.

We believe the power of cryptography should be in everyone's hands, literally. Using traditional security tokens means managing them, remembering to bring them everywhere you go, and worrying you might lose them or that they may be stolen. Mobile phones and SMS messages do work for cryptography and two-factor authentication, but cryptographic keys are often stored virtually unguarded on the phone and two-factor SMS messages can be intercepted or even re-routed by malicious attackers or hostile governments.

Amal Graafstra, founder of biohacking company Dangerous Things, recognized that identity and the issues surrounding establishing, managing, validating, and protecting identity are currently a huge mess. Your biological self and the collection of accounts, services, messages, transactions, and records which make up your digital identity exist as two identities, which are only loosely coupled by vulnerable account passwords and impractical or interceptable technologies. So, he launched Project UKI (/yoo key/) to change that, which eventually became VivoKey. You can be you (and nobody else can), anywhere, all the time. You + VivoKey means your biological and digital identities can be cryptographically merged, ensuring the one true you is the only you using your devices, sending your messages, reading your email, accessing your accounts, opening your doors, driving your vehicles, and spending your money.

Fidesmo is a multi-application platform with the goal of replacing every card in your wallet and key in your pocket with a single device. By partnering with Fidesmo, VivoKey is empowered by an ever growing ecosystem of powerful applications and partnerships. As more partners begin to publish their applications through Fidesmo, the power of VivoKey will grow right along with Fidesmo. What's more, developers are welcome to create and deploy their own applications through an easy to use API. Furthermore, if you should choose to remove Fidesmo from your VivoKey, you are free to develop your own native javacard applications for direct deployment to your VivoKey. This gives VivoKey customers ultimate control and flexibility over their implanted VivoKey platform.

MOTHERBOARD report on "Project UKI" (now VivoKey)

 

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Project UKI (VivoKey) prototype testing