Alex Fauvel reveals Pixel’s VOAM identity system at CoinGeek Seoul

Pixel Wallet has been a huge part of Bitcoin SV’s (BSV) history, launching support for it in December 2018 and providing a cool way for users to send and receive funds using pictures. Alex Fauvel, Founder and general partner of Two Hop Ventures, a Dutch venture capital firm that made their first investment in Pixel Wallet, revealed that they have much bigger plans in mind at the CoinGeek Seoul conference.

Fauvel began his presentation by describing what Two Hop Ventures is all about, and it’s all about BSV. It plans to raise 40 million euros for BSV startups, sticking to 10 year fund terms only, indicating their belief in long term investments in the original Bitcoin.

But he then corrected the notion that Pixel is just a wallet. “What Pixel actually is, is a proprietary process which effectively just hides data inside other data,” he told the crowd. It uses technology that hides data inside other data, much like how letters are sent in paper envelopes. “This is not jumbling up letters like encryption. This is as secret, so the message must be hidden. If it’s hidden, an attacker doesn’t even know where to look.”

Using stenography and Bitcoin, Pixel is working on a digital rights management system for identity, or as Fauvel called it, digital privatized identity. Like how Satoshi invented Bitcoin to put an end to the government manipulation of money, Pixel is hoping to help people take control of their identities.

And while a noble idea, it’s a profitable one too. Fauvel noted the major technology firms who already make hundreds of millions from protecting user identities, applying dozens of different protocols to the task. The reason they do so is simple. “They are here because your identity is the most valuable thing you could ever own,” he noted. “The data that it creates is now the most valuable commodity on this planet. Today, we give it away for free while they make billions.”

But they all suffer from the same fatal flaw. If their servers should go down, or the companies go bankrupt, that identity information is lost forever. By using the BSV blockchain, Pixel is guaranteeing that identities will always be available onchain.

VOAM, standing for verify once, authenticated many, is Pixel’s upcoming product to address this problem, and plans to be the end to end know your customer (KYC) process for businesses and users. At $10 for users, and $100 for businesses, they are looking to set reasonable, yet profitable, prices for everyone to get in on the game.

This is a system that Fauvel touts as one that can help bring in new users to BSV as well. “The blockchain allows us to own our own data, and no one has been really addressing what owning things means,” he explained. “To own something, you must have a legal claim on it. So when people say that Instagram or Facebook, they own all our data, it’s simply because that’s the way the Internet works. This is a new system that will give people back their sovereignty over their data legally on a blockchain. The way we’re going to onboard the world is by not requiring Bitcoin to pay for the service.”

The benefits to VOAM are clear. Users will never again have to worry about their identity being used without their consent. They can either deny a service the ability to do so, or demand payment for the privilege. This not only makes identity a new source of profit for individuals, but helps protect against potentially nefarious uses like deepfakes.

It’s still a work in progress though, and we asked him how users would know if their identity wasn’t being used with their permission. “We are going to need certain notification systems when their identity might have been leaked,” he responded. “Quite simply, a lot of the data leaks are going to stop because companies don’t actually hold our data anymore, we hold our own data and we control access to it.”

And as scary as deep fakes might seem in 2019, Fauvel insists they will be at hing of the past once this product is available to everyone. “By simply saying that this video, that is uploaded to the metanet, is from my account, it’s from my legal identity,” he explained was the solution. “It doesn’t matter whether that video is procedurally generated to replicate someone’s face. If it’s got their signature legally, then there is no doubt that it’s come from the source.”

But it has to be done right, Fauvel insisted, and Pixel is working with a conservative timeline to make sure they don’t make any mistakes. Fauvel told the South Korea crowd that they hope to have a worldwide launch for the product by the end of 2020.

Pixel Wallet, компания, занимающаяся цифровыми изображениями и идентификацией для Bitcoin, получает инвестиции от Кельвина Эйра

Картина стоит тысячи слов, а теперь может стоить также и некоторого количества биткоинов.  Pixel Wallet – это новое предприятие, которое позволяет файлам изображений включать в себя полную транзакцию Bitcoin SV (BSV).  Его технология также может создавать системы идентификации изображений, управляемые данными в блокчейне BSV.  Эти потрясающие сценарии использования для BSV привлекли интерес предпринимателя в индустрии онлайн-игр и технологий Кельвина Эйра, который объявляет об инвестициях в Pixel Wallet.  Эйр – основатель  новостной и майнинговой  компании по добыче BSV CoinGeek.

Pixel Wallet предоставляет мобильный кошелёк для Bitcoin SV (в настоящее время для устройств Android), который позволяет пользователям размещать полные транзакции BSV внутри файла изображения.    В нём реализована форма стеганографии – практика сокрытия секретных данных внутри обычного файла или сообщения, например, в изображении.  Пользователи могут высылать транзакцию BSV, скрытую в цифровом изображении, сделанном камерой их мобильного устройства, или загружать изображение и вставлять в него некоторую сумму BSV.

Как только в файл изображения вставлен BSV, пользователи могут отправлять эти файлы изображений друзьям через Pixel Wallet в обычные социальные сети и платформы обмена сообщениями, такие как Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, WeChat, Whatsapp, Discord, Viber, и даже в электронную почту.  Получателю не обязательно иметь на своём устройстве Pixel Wallet для доступа к BSV. Используя вебсайт Pixel Wallet, получатели могут запрашивать изображение и биткоины на адрес кошелька BSV, доступ к которому они могут получить другими способами и через другие приложения.

Эйр так прокомментировал свою последнюю инвестицию: «Поскольку я являюсь человеком, осознающим важность изображений и личных данных, а также большим сторонником технологии Bitcoin, принятие решения об этой инвестиции было для меня очевидным.  Мне радостно видеть, как технология изображения может сочетаться с массивным масштабированием BSV ради новых эффективных видов использования, которые невозможны в любых других блокчейнах и технологиях распределённого реестра».

Расположенный в Сингапуре, Pixel Wallet будет расширять свои операционные и девелоперские филиалы в странах Юго-Восточной Азии.

Кроме того, планы компании выходят далеко за рамки её текущего продукта. На предстоящей конференции CoinGeek Seoul (1-2 октября в Сеуле, Южная Корея) Pixel Wallet анонсирует новую систему идентификации с использованием BSV.  Компания разработала процесс стеганографии с несколькими изображениями, позволяющий вставлять в изображения человека личную информацию и транзакцию Bitcoin.  К примеру, при включении в физические идентификационные и платёжные карты или цифровые мобильные кошельки эта система позволяет изображению человека безопасно подтверждать его личность и личные данные.  Эта технология имеет множество вариантов использования – например, использование фотографии человека на карточках и цифровых устройствах, чтобы продавцы могли безопасно проверять клиентов и авторизацию платежей; разрешение доступа к физическим пространствам; подтверждение личности в правительственных целях; улучшение процесса «знай своего клиента».

Комментарий основателя Pixel Wallet Джона Голдберга: «Мы с радостью покажем, как Pixel Wallet может использовать технологию Bitcoin, которая наконец-то запущена Bitcoin SV (BSV), для обеспечения будущего управления идентификацией.  Мы благодарны Кельвину Эйру за поддержку нашей компании и всей экосистемы BSV». 


Приезжайте в Сеул (Южная Корея), чтобы узнать о «Силе масштабирования BSV» и о том, как поддержка массивного масштабирования в блокчейн Bitcoin SV позволяет компаниям создавать более функциональные приложения.  Одним из спикеров будет представитель Pixel Wallet.  Войдите в число главных имён Bitcoin, посетив конференцию CoinGeek Seoul 1-2 октября.

ビットコインのデジタルイメージとIDの会社Pixel Walletが、Calvin Ayre氏からの投資を確保

百聞は一見にしかずと言いますが、一部のビットコインについても今それが言えます。 Pixel Walletは新しいベンチャーで、イメージファイルにビットコイン SV (BSV) 取引を埋め込むことを可能にします。また、そのテクノロジーはBSVブロックチェーン上のデータによって管理されるイメージIDシステムを作成することができます。BSVにおけるこれらのエキサイティングな使用例が、オンラインゲームとテクノロジーの起業家Calvin Ayre氏の関心を引きつけ、彼はPixel Wallet.への投資を発表しました。Ayre氏はBSVのニュースとマイニングの会社CoinGeekの創立者です。

Pixel WalletはビットコインSVにモバイルウォレット (現在はAndroidデバイス用) を提供していますが、これはユーザーがBSV取引全体を1つのイメージファイルに入れることを可能にするものです。 それは、ステガノグラフィーの形式 (写真のような通常のファイルやメッセージ内に機密データを隠す技術) を実装します。ユーザーは、モバイルデバイスのカメラで撮影したデジタル画像に隠してBSV取引を送ったり、あるいは写真をアップロードしてBSVをイメージに埋め込むことができます。

イメージファイルにBSVが埋め込まれると、ユーザーはそのBSVイメージファイルをPixel Walletを通して共通のソーシャルメディアやメッセージングプラットフォーム (Facebook、Instagram、Telegram、WeChat、Whatsapp、Discord、Viber) や電子メールにさえも送ることができます。受取人はBSVにアクセスするのに自分のデバイスでPixel Walletを持っている必要はありません。Pixel Walletのウェブサイトhttps://pixelwallet.ioを使用して受取人はイメージとビットコインをBSVウォレットアドレスに送信できます。受取人はこれに他のアプリや手段によってアクセスすることができます。


シンガポールに拠点を置くPixel Walletは、東南アジアの国々全体において営業や開発を拡大していく予定です。

さらに、Pixel Walletは、同社の現在の製品を超えるもっと大きな計画を持っています。来たるCoinGeek ソウル会議 (10月1~2日、韓国ソウル) で、Pixel WalletはBSVを使用した新しいIDシステムを発表します。同社は、複数イメージのステガノグラフィープロセスを開発しました。これは、誰かのイメージに個人情報およびビットコイン取引を埋み込むことを可能にするものです。 例えば、このシステムが物理的なIDおよび支払いカード、あるいはデジタルモバイルのウォレットに組み入れられた場合、人のイメージで安全にIDおよび個人のデータを確認することが可能になります。このテクノロジーは多くの使用方法があります。例えば、カードやデジタルデバイスにある人の写真を使用して業者が安全に顧客や支払い認証を検証できます。また、物理的場所へのアクセスを許可したり、政府の記録上のIDを確認する目的で使用したり、顧客確認 (KYC) のプロセスを改善する目的でも使用することができます。

Pixel Walletの創設者John Goldberg氏のコメント:「当社は、Pixel Wallletが、ビットコインSV (BSV) がついに完成させたビットコインテクノロジーを、どのように活用して、ID管理の未来のために力を与えることができるのかを皆さまにお見せできることを大変喜んでおります。当社は、Calvin Ayre氏による当社およびBSVエコシステム全体に対する支援について感謝します」

今後の予定:CoinGeekソウル会議 – 2019年10月1~2日

韓国のソウルで「BSVのスケーラビリティのパワー」を紹介します。また、ビットコインSVの大規模スケーリングが可能なブロックチェーンにより、企業が強力なアプリケーションの構築をすることが可能になることについても説明します。Pixel Walletの代表者も講演者として参加します。10月1~2日開催のCoinGeekソウル会議でビットコイン界の第一人者たちから話を聞いてください。

비트코인 디지털 이미지 및 ID 회사인 Pixel Wallet, 캘빈 아이어(Calvin Ayre)로부터 투자 확보

사진은 천 마디 말만큼의 가치가 있으며, 이제는 일부 비트코인에도 가치가 있을 수 있습니다.  Pixel Wallet은 이미지 파일을 전체 비트코인 SV(BSV) 거래에 끼워넣을 수 있도록 하는 신생 벤처기업입니다.  이 기업의 기술은 BSV 블록체인의 데이터로 관리되는 이미지 ID 시스템을 만들어낼 수도 있습니다.  BSV를 위한 이러한 흥미로운 사용 사례는 온라인 게임 및 기술 기업가 캘빈 아이어(Calvin Ayre)의 관심을 유치해 Pixel Wallet에 대한 투자를 발표하기에 이르렀습니다.  아이어(Ayre)는 BSV 뉴스 및 채굴 회사인 코인긱(CoinGeek)의 창업자입니다.

Pixel Wallet은 사용자가 이미지 파일 내에서 전체 BSV 거래를 할 수 있도록 하는 비트코인 SV 모바일 월렛(현재 Android 기기용)을 제공하며,   그림과 같은 보통 파일이나 메시지 내에 비밀 데이터를 숨기는 방식인 스테가노그래피의 한 형태를 실행합니다.  사용자는 모바일 기기 카메라에서 촬영한 디지털 이미지에 숨겨진 BSV 거래를 전송하거나, 또는 사진을 업로드하여 BSV의 일정량을 이미지에 끼워넣을 수 있습니다.

이미지 파일에 BSV가 삽입되면, 사용자는 해당 BSV 이미지 파일을 Pixel Wallet을 통해 Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, WeChat, Whatsapp, Discord, Viber 및 이메일과 같은 일반적인 소셜 미디어 및 메시지 전송 플랫폼으로 친구들에게 전송할 수 있습니다.  BSV에 액세스하기 위해 수신자의 기기에 Pixel Wallet이 있어야 하는 것은 아니며, Pixel Wallet의 웹사이트 https://pixelwallet.io를 통해 수신자는 다른 앱이나 수단을 통해 액세스할 수 있는 BSV 월렛 주소에 이미지와 비트코인을 청구할 수 있습니다.

최근의 투자에 대해 아이어(Ayre)는 다음과 같이 밝혔습니다. “이미지와 ID의 중요성에 대해 잘 아는 사람으로서, 또 비트코인 기술을 지지하는 사람으로서, 이번 투자는 어려운 결정이 아니었습니다.  다른 블록체인이나 분산원장에서는 수행할 수 없는 강력한 새로운 사용을 위해 이미지 기술이 BSV의 대규모 확장과 어떻게 결합될 수 있는지 확인하는 것은 매우 신나는 일입니다.”

싱가포르에 본사를 둔 Pixel Wallet은 동남아시아 국가 전체에 걸쳐 사업 및 개발 장소를 확대할 예정입니다.

이외에도, 회사는 현재 제품을 넘어서는 훨씬 더 큰 계획을 갖고 있습니다. 다가오는 코인긱 서울 컨퍼런스(10월 1~2일, 한국 서울)에서, Pixel Wallet은 BSV를 사용하는 새로운 ID 시스템을 발표할 예정입니다.  Pixel Wallet은 누군가의 이미지가 개인 정보 및 비트코인 거래에 삽입될 수 있도록 하는 여러 이미지 스테가노그라피 프로세스를 개발해 왔습니다.  예를 들어, 이 시스템이 물리적 신분 확인 및 결제 카드 또는 디지털 모바일 월렛과 통합되면, 한 사람의 이미지를 통해 ID 및 개인 정보를 안전하게 확인할 수 있습니다.  현재 이 기술은 카드와 디지털 기기에서 사람의 사진을 사용하여 상인이 고객 및 결제 인증을 안전하게 확인하는 일, 물리적 공간에 대한 액세스 허용, 정부 기록 목적을 위한 ID 확인, 그리고 고객알기제도(KYC) 프로세스 개선 등과 같은 여러 사용 사례가 있습니다.

Pixel Wallet 창립자 존 골드버그(John Goldberg)는 다음과 같이 말했습니다. “Pixel Walllet이 어떻게 비트코인 기술을 사용할 수 있는지 보여드리고 싶고, 이제 마침내 비트코인 SV(BSV)로 촉발된 ID 관리의 미래를 나아가게 하고 싶습니다.  우리 회사와 전체 BSV 생태계에 대한 적극적인 지원에 대해 캘빈 아이어(Calvin Ayre)에게 깊은 감사를 표합니다.” 

일정: 코인긱 서울 컨퍼런스 – 2019년 10월 1일 ~ 2일

“BSV 확장의 힘”에 관해 알아보려면 서울로 오십시오. 엄청난 규모로 확장 가능한 비트코인 SV의 블록체인으로 기업은 보다 강력한 응용 프로그램을 만들 수 있습니다.  Pixel Wallet측 대표도 연사 목록에 포함되어 있습니다.  10월 1일 ~ 2일까지 개최되는 코인긱 서울 컨퍼런스에서 비트코인 유명 인사들과 함께 하십시오.

Bitcoin digital image and identity company, Pixel Wallet, secures investment from Calvin Ayre

A picture is worth a thousand words, and now can also be worth some Bitcoin. Pixel Wallet is a new venture which enables images files to embed a full Bitcoin SV (BSV) transaction. Its technology can also create image identity systems managed by data on the BSV blockchain. These exciting use cases for BSV have attracted the interest of online gaming and technology entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, who announces an investment in Pixel Wallet. Ayre is founder of the BSV news and mining company, CoinGeek.

Pixel Wallet provides a Bitcoin SV mobile wallet (currently for Android devices) which allows users to place a full BSV transaction inside an image file. It implements a form of steganography – the practice of hiding secret data within an ordinary file or message such as a picture. Users can send a BSV transaction hidden in a digital image they have taken on their mobile device camera, or upload a picture and embed some amount of BSV into the image.

Once an image file is embedded with BSV, users can send those BSV image files to friends through Pixel Wallet to common social media and messaging platforms – such as Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, WeChat, Whatsapp, Discord, Viber, and even email. A recipient does not need to have Pixel Wallet on their device to access the BSV; using Pixel Wallet’s website, recipients can claim the image and Bitcoin to a BSV wallet address which they can access via other apps or means.

With this latest investment, Ayre commented: “As somebody who knows the importance of images and identity, and as a big backer of Bitcoin technology, this investment was a no brainer for me. I’m excited to see how image technology can be combined with massive scaling of BSV for powerful new uses that cannot be done on any other blockchain or distributed ledger.”

Based in Singapore, Pixel Wallet will be expanding its operation and development locations across Southeast Asian nations. 

In addition, the company has much bigger plans beyond its current product. At upcoming CoinGeek Seoul conference (October 1-2 in Seoul, South Korea), Pixel Wallet will announce a new identity system using BSV. It has developed a multiple image steganography process that allows someone’s image to be embedded with personal information and a Bitcoin transaction. For example, when incorporated into physical identification and payment cards or digital mobile wallets, this system allows a person’s image to safely confirm their identity and personal data. The technology has many use cases – such as using a person’s picture on cards and digital devices to enable merchants to securely verify customers and payment authorization; allow access to physical spaces; confirm identity for government records purposes; and improve know-your-customer (KYC) processes.

Pixel Wallet founder John Goldberg commented: “We are excited to show how Pixel Walllet can use of Bitcoin technology, now finally unleashed by Bitcoin SV (BSV), to power the future of identity management. We thank Calvin Ayre for his support of our company and the entire BSV ecosystem.”

Upcoming: CoinGeek Seoul Conference – October 1-2, 2019

Come to Seoul, South Korea to learn about “The Power of BSV Scaling” and Bitcoin SV’s massively-scaled blockchain enables businesses to build more powerful applications. A representative of Pixel Wallet will be one of the speakers. Join the top names in Bitcoin at the CoinGeek Seoul conference October 1-2.

Pixel Wallet rolls out Bitcoin SV support

Pixel Wallet rolls out Bitcoin SV support

In a statement to CoinGeek, Pixel Wallet has announced that as of December 17, their app now fully supports Bitcoin SV (BSV).

Pixel Wallet had previously made their intentions clear to support BSV, the only coin that follows Satoshi’s original vision for Bitcoin. This update to their app solidifies that support and provides another option for BSV supporters to transact with the cryptocurrency.

Pixel Wallet allows users to send BSV to other users by taking pictures with their phone camera, of objects, locations, or even selfies, and then encrypting them with an amount of BSV to send. Once received, the payee uses Pixel Wallet to decrypt the image to receive the funds.

In addition, Pixel Wallet has revealed they are working on a new website “which will allow users to claim their image … by simply uploading the picture, enter a password and entering their legacy address or Handcash handle, and it will fund the wallet if the image is valid.”

You can check out the website now, but expect more developments in the coming weeks. Pixel Wallet intends to make the site a little more fun for users by the end of the year.

Jimmy Nguyen, founding president of the bComm Association, recently wrote that BSV is “the blockchain all enterprises should build upon.” Due to the massive scalability, stability, speed and safety of BSV, businesses like Pixel Wallet are easy to convince that it is the clear choice for their needs. With more teams choosing BSV due to its attractive features, adoption from end users will follow. And since BSV is already set up to scale, it’s ready to take on those new users and provide them with a flawless experience consistently.

With Pixel Wallet already being on board, they’ll already have some neat ways to interact with BSV.