On July 26, the popular messenger Telegram announced Telegram Passport – a unified authorization method for services that require personal identification. Now you can upload your documents once, then instantly share your data with services that require real-world ID (finance, ICOs, etc.).
According to Telegram’s announcement, customers’ identity documents and personal data will be stored in the Telegram cloud using End-to-End Encryption. Telegram has no access to the information users store in their Telegram Passport. When users share data, it goes directly to the recipient.
If you’d like to see a real-life implementation of Telegram Passport, head over to ePayments.com – the first electronic payments system to support registration and verification with Telegram Passport.
You need the latest version of Telegram to access this feature.
“Soon, we will add third-party verification for Telegram Passports. This way, some services won’t even need to request the data itself, instead relying on the fact that the Telegram account was verified by a verification provider and the person is real”, – writes the Telegram team.