How-To Website WikiHow Partners With Blockchain Startup Civic

Stan Higgins
Aug 23, 2017 at 13:30 UTC
NEWS

Popular how-to website wikiHow is partnering with blockchain startup Civic to boost login security for its users.

According to the two companies, the partnership will see wikiHow offering its users the ability to swap out their old login methods for Civic's mobile app. The idea is that, by using the app, wikiHow users can avoid the pitfalls of handling passwords and user names that are susceptible to cyber theft.

"The simple, quick process verifies Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to ensure ownership of the identity and establish the required level of trust. The data is fully encrypted in the Civic app on users' devices, not stored by Civic or wikiHow," the startup explained.

The partnership follow's Civic's successful recent ICO, through which it raised $33 million. The startup had previously raised $2.75 million in venture funding, drawing support from a group of investors including Social Leverage, Pantera Capital, Blockchain Capital and Digital Currency Group.

WikiHow, which features a range of guides and how-to pages on a variety of subjects, is one of the web's more popular sites, ranking 182nd on Alexa worldwide and 126th within the U.S.

Disclosure: CoinDesk is a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which has an ownership stake in Civic and has invested in Civic tokens.

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