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Human ID

humanID is an anonymous, nonprofit and open-source online identity, replacing Social Sign-Ins (SSOs) such as ‘Login with Facebook.’

Founded: 2018 by Bastian Purrer, Shuyao Kong, Sidiq Permana

  • Program Area

    Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Global
  • Headquarters Location

    New York, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Open Source
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female

HumanID is the open-source single sign-on that guarantees anonymity and authenticity of users. The user is verified through SMS verification. Before authenticating the user to the partner website, we delete the user's phone number while creating a cryptographic hash as an identifier. At no point is any personal user information accessible to clients or stored on our servers. Clients decrease their moderation costs and vulnerability to data breaches and bot networks, while users enjoy privacy.

Funders and Awards

Winner of the Harvard Business School Navab Social Impact Fellowship Fund 2020, Winner of Mozilla Builders’ Open Lab Award 2020, and Semi-Finalist of Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge 2020.