How Everest Removes Barriers
Everest is the world’s only device-free globally accessible, digital transaction protocol with built-in identity. Through the use of digital identities, electronic wallets, document management, and biometrics, users will be able to digitally verify their identity for public services and claim their social and economic rights.
Digital Identity on the blockchain is a gateway to all other use cases…
– Asian Development Bank
The inability to prove identity is the single most significant barrier to economic inclusion. Banks, governments, NGOs, hospitals, businesses & users require ID verification, a wallet, and transaction system to exchange value.
Everest is gaining traction around the world. Catch up with the story so far:
Everest Receives Custodian Approval
Everest has been operating as a regulated custodian under the transitory provisions of the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) License from the Maltese Financial Services Authority (MFSA) since October of 2018. The latest In-Principle Approval is the final step in receiving a VFA license…
Everest, GLEIF, and ADB to streamline cross-border transactions between companies
Dress to impress: Crypto payments set for mainstream via compliance
Kina Bank Scaling new height with Everest Network
PAPUA New Guineans will soon access a new platform to transfer money overseas and trade in foreign currency
Four Ethereum Scaling Pitches Submitted to Reddit’s Scaling Bake-Off from layer-two builders.
How VASPs can Comply with FATF Regulations Without Missing A Beat
How Biometric Wallets and eMoney Ensure Nations Can Respond to Pandemics
BRI Remittance Brings Digital Identity to Banking With Blockchain Partnership
Everest chosen for Inclusive Fintech 50 2019 MetLife Foundation Visa Inc, global nonprofit Accion and World Bank Group member
“Inclusive Fintech 50 demonstrates that there are fintechs able to reach underserved populations with appropriate financial products,” said Sarah Willis, Director of Financial Health & Inclusion at MetLife Foundation.”
Everest chosen for Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio
Everest is honored to be included in the Blockchain Impact Ledger by New America.
"Everest to supply KYC platform in Samoa for cross-border transactions."
"Ultimately, we will see decentralized blockchain systems such as Everest take hold because of the way they uniquely address the 2 biggest components of Identity: Authentication and Authorization. "
"Identity startup Everest is addressing the challenges of the identity for development (ID4D) market with a new platform based on blockchain and biometrics."
"Everest’s technology can thus be used as a means to verify identity, prevent human trafficking, store medical records and keep refugees in contact with other family members."
(Everest) "hopes to take people from the 9th-century economy to a 21st-century economy in one step,”
"Everest strives to include the 'Bottom of the Pyramid'—the 'unbanked' and the 'unverified'—within its solution...
"The partnership will utilize 1000 Alternatives’ incubators in each country to train entrepreneurs to build distributed applications (“DApps”) on top of the Everest platform
"Everest and Diamond Fortress Technologies, Inc., Announce Exclusive Partnership to Enroll Millions of Users onto the Everest Platform"
"Everest, ID2020 and the Government of Indonesia (TNP2K Secretariat) Announce Innovative Identity and Blockchain Pilot "
Everest, Cambodian Health Ministry, & WAH Foundation partner to develop Blockchain driven Maternal Health Care & Admin in Cambodia
Blockchain-based value transfer and identity platform adds billions of people to the global economy
In February 2018 Ms. Miyaguchi was appointed executive director of the Ethereum Foundation and discusses Ethereum and Everest (EverID).
Blockchain is being used in a wide range of uses including tracking, accounting, and identification (ID).
The ultimate goal is a system in which a user owns and totally controls some kind of digital wallet.
Brochure for the UN Women humanitarian simulation Everest (EverID) participated in.
Blockchain Live Test & Simulation: Solutions for Women and Girls in Humanitarian Settings
Learn more about the Everest project and team from interviews and our team’s blog:
Visa Everywhere Initiative - Category 3 Semi-Finalist
Cross-border Payments was the focus of the Category 3 competition in the Visa Anywhere Initiative 2020. This presentation discusses the Everest low-cost, high-speed solution to cross-border payments.
Visa Everywhere Initiative - Category 4 Semi-Finalist
Watch our CEO, Bob Reid, present the Everest global touchless pyament solution. Touchless payments was the Category 4 competition at the Visa Everywhere Initiative 2020.
The Everest Story - Chapter 4
Discusses how through transparency and privacy Everest can help empower users to “be the bank.” Users are able to share KYC & Humanness data privately with VASPs and other users.
The Everest Story - Chapter 3
Walks through the six components of the Everest Platform and the methods that they “fit together” to solve problems in DeFi and financial services infrastructure.
The Everest Story - Chapter 2
Discusses the problems that confront the Decentralized Finance industry as broad challenges, and the Everest solutions.
The Everest Story - Chapter 1
Covering the Principles and Architecture of the Everest Platform, this is the beginning of our story and highlights what the project is looking to achieve.
Everest solves many issues with its Whitelabel-As-A-Service concept of a KYC Status Directory available on mainnet.
Everest Proposal for The Great Reddit Scaling Bake Off
Everest prepared the following proposal — we thought those of you not on Reddit (really? you’re missing out…) might also find it interesting….
Digital Identity with Attestations and Value Transfer Capabilities
Digital Identity is a topic that is often discussed/debated, but also vastly misunderstood. In one camp are Digital Certificates which are, at best, an…
Update from the Founders — Q1 & Q2, 2020
It has been an eventful first half of the year for the team and we are happy to share some exciting news, accomplishments and articles with you, our supporters, advisors and friends…
Everest — Indonesia Case Study
Everest’s device-free biometric identity platform used … to reduce leakage, biometrically verify users and yield efficiencies in the LPG gas subsidy program.
Update from the Founders — Q4 2019
It has been an eventful Q4 for the team in terms of development, and we are happy to share some exciting news with you, our supporters, advisors and friends…
Austrac registers Everest’s platform…..
As part of our continued work with the Asian Development Bank to build the Central Bank of Samoa’s regulatory compliance platform, Everest is pleased to announce our registration with DIA and Austrac…
Update from the Founders — Q3 2019
It has been an eventful Q3 for the team and we are happy to share some exciting news with you, our supporters, advisors and friends…
Update from the Founders — Q2 2019
It has been an exciting Q2 for the team, and we are happy to share some exciting news with you, our supporters, advisors and friends…
Everest selected for Inclusive Fintech 50
Visa, the MetLife Foundation, Accion, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, founded the Inclusive Fintech 50…
Update from the Founders — Q1 2019
t’s been quite an exciting 2019 already, and it’s only March 🙂
We are happy to share some exciting news with you, our supporters, advisors and friends….
The Future of Cybersecurity
Does our personal data belong on the internet? Probably not, but we continue to upload it anyway. Take a moment to think about all of the data that exists on your computer…
Redefining the Land Title Using Blockchain
If you live in a wealthy country, then property rights may be something that you never had to worry about or even consider…
Biometry and why we use it
When I was growing up I went to school with a pair of twins, not just twins, but identical twins. We had a saying for remembering who was who — “Carl with the mole, Stephen without the mole”…
We have previously discussed the ability to exchange cryptocurrencies via a trusted decentralized third party know as a DEX, but in this post, we aim to explain how cryptocurrencies can be exchanged …
Forks, and why we use them
The word “fork”, used as a noun, has always been used to describe an object/instrument that has two or more prongs protruding from the end, used for holding or lifting. ..
Identity: the ‘OS layer’ of an economy
All transactions are based on trust. It is the simple bedrock of any economic system. We have to trust that the value we transfer to others will be delivered and that we receive our expected value in exchange…
Exchanges: Centralized vs Decentralized
In a previous post, we dissected the different ways of storing crypto assets and highlighted the difference in wallets and exchange accounts. However, we did not go into detail about the two types of exchanges — centralized and decentralized…
Which type of wallet should I use?
When first introduced to distributed technologies and cryptocurrencies, many people are curious about safe storage practices. Should I use a wallet or just leave my assets on an exchange?…
Ghosts in the machine: the billion people locked out of the global economy
Who are you? How would you answer that question if your passport, driving license, social security number, or the deeds to your house had been stripped away?…