MojoHost will be running two nodes on the innovative blockchain solution designed and built by AVSecure at its MojoHost data centers in Europe and the U.S.
Under the Digital Economy Act, starting in April, all websites with adult materials accessible from within the U.K. have a responsibility to block access to these materials from minors.
The enforcement requires more than a passive checkbox confirming a user’s age. It is expected that acceptable age verification methods will include credit/debit card, voting data, mobile with SMS, and government-issued identification such as a passport or driver’s license, or in person verification.
The MojoHost partnership with AVSecure, which offers age verification for online adult brands, expands the portfolio of services that the hosting provider offers clients.
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.
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, the companies said.
“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.”
“The partnership with AVSecure makes a lot of sense,” said Brad Mitchell, MojoHost’s CEO. “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.
“AVSecure shows the ingenuity that can be used with blockchain technology. Even though blockchain concepts have been around since the early 1990s, there are many ways it is now being used. We welcome all innovative technologies here at MojoHost and that includes blockchain and cryptocurrency applications.”