Hangouts with Airbitz to learn about BitID

Wednesday March 16th
6pm-7pm in
MIT room 2-105

You can view the livestream at:

Airbitz has pioneered Edge Security–a new way to secure your most valuable data that’s easy enough for anyone to use. They are best known for their feature rich Bitcoin mobile app which is built on the Edge Security platform and allows users to buy, sell, spend, and secure their bitcoin.

Paul Puey is the CEO and co-founder of Airbitz. Paul is a proud Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley with a wide range of technical skills from low-level 3D graphics engineering to development of custom web CMS systems, even before people knew what a CMS was. He held lead engineering positions with Nvidia and Chromatic Research, but most recently owned and operated several non-technical small businesses throughout California. There he learned the importance of the intersection of people, business, and technology.

Instead of keeping up with a pile of usernames and passwords, imagine if you could access your online accounts with one private ID. It’s called BitID, and it’s available today. BitID uses the same cryptography that Bitcoin uses to prove the ownership of a particular key, even when the environment is unreliable or untrustworthy. With BitID, you can use your Bitcoin wallet to sign a message with your private key to login to online accounts. No sensitive, targetable personal information is ever exchanged.

Paul will be presenting BitID via video call.