Tykn for NGOs

Quicker socio-economic integration.

Tykn’s Ana platform lets you connect with other institutions’ systems and share data in a privacy compliant way. Making it easy to verify beneficiaries’ Documents & ID. So you can help people get quicker access to the services they need.

Connected Systems.
Quicker Access to Services.

When it comes to vulnerable populations, documentation and identification processes are complex. There are many documents needed and multiple stakeholders and decision makers involved. To make it worse, the systems each of them use do not communicate between them. Making processes slow and painful. How does Tykn allow you to connect with other institutions to privately and securely share data with them? By letting beneficiaries be the connection point.

  • Ana allows you to create & issue digital documents to your beneficiaries with a few clicks. They are sent through a P2P encrypted connection.
  • We use advanced cryptography to ensure the documents’ authenticity. So you and other institutions can verify the data and trust its veracity.
  • Beneficiaries store those documents in a digital wallet in their phones or in the cloud and are able to use them to access yours and other institutions’ services. Effectively connecting different systems without the need to centralise databases and systems.

We’re not replacing your system.
We’re extending it.

Tykn offers two easy ways for you to integrate our technology with your existing systems.

Ana App

Tykn’s Ana App comes packed with all you need to start connecting different systems without centralising them.

The Ana App brings you:

  • A native iOS and Android wallet.
  • An intuitive dashboard to issue & verify your beneficiaries’ documents.
  • Whitelabel option to use your own branding.

The Ana App is the best option for you if:

  • You want to have your own app without having to build from scratch.
  • You want quicker time to market.
  • You don’t have developers.

Ana Cloud

With Ana Cloud you get all the benefits of connecting different systems without centralising them. The difference? Beneficiaries store their documents and personal data securely in the cloud. Only they can access it.

Ana Cloud is an API-based solution and is the best option for you if:

  • You don’t want your beneficiaries to have to download an app.
  • Your beneficiaries don’t have smartphones.
  • You want a seamless integration into current user journeys/flows.

Tykn is protecting high stakes sensitive personal data.

For the past 3 years Tykn has been working with organisations such as the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the United Nations Development Programme to protect the personal data of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world: refugees.

We're used to making high stakes sensitive data become private and secure.

Our team is composed of subject-matter experts in Cryptography, Distributed (Digital Identity) Systems, Blockchain, Mobile Network Operators, and User Experience Design, formerly holding positions at Thomson Reuters, Dutch Ministry of Interior, Telefonica and many more, all driven by tech innovation for good.

Client Stories

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme

Tykn worked with these two organisations to make the Work Permit application process in Turkey become digital, easy and quick! An important step to help improve refugee employability in the country. Accomplishing this meant being able to connect two “unconnected” institutions: the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Labour.

The 121 Consortium (an Initiative of The Netherlands Red Cross)

Tykn leads the development of the 121’s Digital Identity Backend. 121 believes a digital identity creation will speed up Cash Based Aid in the future, by allowing people affected to access aid digitally and safely. 121 co-designs with People Affected by disasters, Aid Workers and People Donating, and uses robust and available technology to create the solutions you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing

Our pricing is built for organisations of all sizes. It depends on the size of your active user base and how many credentials and documents you will verify monthly. Please contact our sales team so they can learn more about your use-case and give you a personalised quote.

Who stores the personal data? Where is the data stored?

Your beneficiaries’ personal data is stored on the digital wallets on their devices or in the cloud. All documents and credentials you issue are issued through a peer-to-peer encrypted connection. Not even Tykn can see what is exchanged between you and your beneficiaries.

This is new for us and we don't know how to integrate this into our legacy systems.

Tykn’s Ana platform easily integrates with legacy systems through REST APIs. We’ll help you get up and running in no time.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about our API integration.

Can you make digital versions of paper documents? What if a beneficiary does not have documents?

If a beneficiary has documents we can help you digitise them. Your organisation would be the issuer of the digital version and attesting to the authenticity of the original paper documents. If a beneficiary does not have documents, unfortunately, there’s no way for us to create a digital version of it.

Is the document digitisation done by the migrant or the authorities?

The authorities can verify and digitise documents on behalf of the migrant. Tykn, through trusted document verification service partners, could also perform the digitisation if needed.

What about people without smartphones and/or the internet?

Ana Cloud is the best option for your beneficiaries who do not have smartphones. It does not require the download of an app and can be used on feature phones. Personal Data will be stored on the cloud and can only be accessed/shared with the user’s consent.

Currently, a beneficiary who does not have internet access has to come to a physical branch/department. After implementing the Ana platform they would still have to do that but our platform would make the process of ID verification become much faster.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about Ana Cloud.

What personal data do you require from a refugee to install this app?

We require zero personal data to install. The beneficiaries’ digital wallet in the phone or in the cloud will contain the data of the received credentials/documents and the beneficiaries decide who accesses it and who it is shared with.

Could a beneficiary upload prior academic documents they have?

Yes. Tykn uses trusted document verification service partners to verify their authenticity.

Do you integrate with Kobo?

Tykn’s Ana platform easily integrates with several Case Management Systems through REST APIs. We’ll help you get up and running in no time.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about our API integration.

What is the underlying technology?

Tykn’s Ana platform leverages Self-Sovereign Identity technology. This technology allows the issuance of tamper-proof digital credentials/documents that are verifiable anywhere, at any time, and the creation of a peer-to-peer encrypted channel where those credentials/documents are exchanged. It also enables citizens to be in control of their personal data. Deciding and consenting to who accesses it and who it gets shared with.

If you’d like to read more, we wrote this Beginners Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity.

Why is blockchain used?

The 3 pillars of Self-Sovereign Identity are Blockchain, Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identifiers.

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), commonly simply called “Blockchain Technology”, refers to the technology behind decentralized databases providing control over the evolution of data between entities through a peer-to-peer network, using consensus algorithms that ensure replication across the nodes of the network.

More simply put:

Imagine a book (or ledger) that anyone could obtain, free of charge, where anything written on its pages would be there forever, and at the same time, would be cross-referenced with the other books to check whether what was written to be valid and true; this is the essence of DLT.

In identity management, a distributed ledger (a “blockchain”) enables everyone in the network to have the same source of truth about which credentials are valid and who attested to the validity of the data inside the credential, without revealing the actual data.

Through the infrastructure of a blockchain, the verifying parties do not need to check the validity of the actual data in the provided proof but can rather use the blockchain to check the validity of the attestation and attesting party (such as the government) from which they can determine whether to validate the proof.

For example, when an identity owner presents a proof of their date-of-birth, rather than actually checking the truth of the date of birth itself, the verifying party will validate the government’s signature who issued and attested to this credential to then decide whether he trusts the government’s assessment about the accuracy of the data.

Hence, the validation of a proof is based on the verifier’s judgement of the reliability of the attestor.

By leveraging blockchain technology Self-Sovereign Identity establishes trust between the parties and guarantees the authenticity of the data and attestations, without actually storing any personal data on the blockchain.

This is crucial as a distributed ledger is immutable, meaning anything that is put on the ledger can never be altered nor deleted, and thus no personal data should ever be put on the ledger.

If you’d like to read more, we wrote this Beginners Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity.

 

Is any personal data stored on the blockchain?

No personal data is ever stored on a blockchain. The beneficiaries’ personal data stays with the beneficiaries on their devices. What is stored on the blockchain is the “signature” of the organisation who issued a credential. Through this “signature” a verifier can trust the source of the credential and its authenticity.

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