Mojohost Backs AVSecure Blockchain Age Verification

DETROIT – Hosting service Mojohost has joined forces with AVSecure, an age verification solution designed to comply with the age-verification provisions of the UK’s Digital Economy Act, the companies announced in a joint statement.

Under terms of the Digital Economy Act which go into effect in April 2018, all websites with adult materials accessible from within the United Kingdom are required to block access to these materials by minors.

While all the specific accepted means of verifying the age of web users are still not clear, it’s anticipated the methods will include credit and debit cards, voting data, mobile with SMS and government-issued identification like passports and driver’s licenses. AVSecure is prepared to handle all these age-verification methods.

AVSecure’s blockchain solution acts as a repository of encrypted tokens that represent age-verified consumers.  The AVSecure blockchain is made up of multiple nodes, with each node being a copy of the blockchain database. MojoHost will be running two nodes on a blockchain solution designed and built by AVSecure, at Mojohost data centers in Europe and the US.

AVSecure runs several blockchain nodes itself for resiliency and performance purposes. The addition of Mojohost to operate their own AVSecure blockchain nodes ensures chain independence, which provides additional levels of security, trust and confidence for all clients.

“We are delighted to be partnering with MojoHost who add enormous value to our service,” said Steve Winyard, co-founder and CMO of AVSecure. “Their expertise and trust is unquestionable and we know that choosing an age verification solution partner is a critical business decision and it is imperative that we offer the highest levels of confidence possible.”

Mojohost and Mojohost BV will operate the AVSecure blockchain nodes as a service to their clients.  They will also offer a dedicated hosting service for any site owner that wishes to, and has permission to run a node directly, giving their clients additional operational assurance.

“The partnership with AVSecure makes a lot of sense,” said Brad Mitchell, CEO of MojoHost. “It is quite rare that a new service comes to the market with comparable level of investment and expertise that AVSecure delivers. We will be recommending all our clients to use this service as we have absolute confidence in their technology and people.”

Mitchell said the new partnership is also a signal that Mojohost welcomes blockchain and crypto currency technology.

“AVSecure shows the ingenuity that can be used with blockchain technology” Mitchell said. “Even though blockchain concepts have been around since the early 1990’s, there are many ways it is now being used. We welcome all innovative technologies here at MojoHost and that includes blockchain and cryptocurrency applications.”

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