The instant messaging app, Telegram has launched the new feature in there newly released version 4.9 called “Telegram Passport”. The newly released version is available on both Android and iOS devices.
Using this service user can upload their identification documents in the cloud storage and share the information with any platform which needs a real-world ID such as finance, ICOs, etc.
The documents are said to be protected by end-to-end encryption. The platform also promises to enhance its service while eventually implementing “a decentralized cloud”.
Telegram, led by bitcoin believer Pavel Durov. Telegram is relied upon by the crypto community on a daily basis. Their preferred conveyance token sales channel tends Telegram to rely its effort upon the crypto community.
Telegram Passport, its initiative for providing verification services. Telegram Passport is mainly initiative to offer the verification services. The service also followed the future plans of Telegram to develop and release its own blockchain and to integrate a native token into its messaging app.
To use the app, users need to upload their Identity on the Telegram’s cloud storage. After which the host will add the end-to-end encryption to secure the privacy.
ePayments is the first online payment service to supports the Telegram Passport feature.
When any service request information, the app will integrate with the Telegram Passport. The user will then have an option to Login via Telegram. Similar to Twitter, Facebook, or any Google login, the user can log in to the service with their Telegram credentials. However, the information that the user needs to enter is;
- Email address
- Phone number
- Residential Address
- Identity documents [passport, driver’s license, identity card, utility bill, bank statement, selfie]
- The user can manually feed all the credentials
The app automatically feeds all the information when there’s a request from a site of service. In addition to this, you need to know that Telegram Passport is a password protected app.
Telegram Passport is a “unified authorization services which require the personal identification”. You can say it as the “Know Your Customer” for ICOs. But some Telegram users will naturally be concerned about entrusting their most intimate details to the platform, even with the promise of end-to-end encryption.
Nevertheless, if anyone interested to download the latest official version of Telegram?