Continuum is a background checker powered with zero-knowledge proof.
A traditional background check has the difficulty in proving your pseudonymous identity. It can’t be done without revealing real identity. On the other hand, companies do not require all of your personal data. All they need to know is that you match their criteria.
We can minimize how much pseudonyms expose their identity using zero-knowledge proof.
Companies requests candidates to take a third-party background check. Then, candidates can selectively share their data in a way company can’t identify them. The company confirms the validity of the data through Zero-knowledge proof.
This application can be used by companies who need to verify pseudonymous users. Examples can be
- Hiring talents
- Accepting account creation for Defi(CEXs, marketplaces) services
When users successfully verify their background, they will control which data to expose. They can mint an NFT that proves their partial personal data has been verified.
There are some services that try to provide privacy against on-chain credentials. One of them is https://www.sismo.io/ . Continuum solely focuses on off-chain(web2) credential for the background check.
Continuum will be established to be community-driven and self-funded by its DAO.
Continuum is still a proof of concept product using Github account. In order to work as an actual background checker, we need to integrate with a third-party KYC tool like Stripe Identity or any other services that prove users’ authenticity.
To get this up and running, we will be requesting the $15k/year stable basic income to take care of initial development, welfare, and operation costs.
This ask will be in line with the laid down milestones as detailed below:
- launching a feature-complete product on our testnet
- forming a DAO with 5-out-of-9 multisig
- launching on mainnet with audit
- attracting 1k daily active users (with launch video, full PR promotion)
- attracting 10k daily active users (with a detailed roadmap, governance process)
|Testnet Launch||25 April 2022||Done|
|Beta Testing and Fixes||5 May 2022||Done|
|Mainnet Launch||5 May 2022||Done|
|Supporting 3rd party KYC tools||31 July 2022||Pending|
|Smart Contract Audit||15 August 2022||Pending|
|Improvements and Fixes Post Audit||30 August 2022||Pending|
Project repo: Continuum · GitHub
Frontend on Testnet: https://continuum-swart.vercel.app/
Frontend on Mainnet: https://continuum.tomoima525.com/
Deck: Continuum: Background Checker with Zero-Knowledge Proof - Speaker Deck
Demo video on YouTube: ZKU final project: continuum, Zero-Knowledge Proof background checker - YouTube