Verification


Who am I

What is it?

  • A way of providing evidence that you are who you say you are.
  • A means of providing evidence that you produced the content that you are posting.

How do I verify my account?

  • A photo or video with you holding up a piece of paper which has your Steemit name and the date on it.
  • A post on an official website, Facebook account or other online location that is already associated with your name/work you are posting which links to your Steemit account/name and would not be accessible to someone else.
  • The SteemVerify service which allows greater anonymity via a 3rd party.

Why?

Mask

  • To reduce the risk of people impersonating others to gain a following and earn money on Steemit.
  • To reduce the risk of people falsely claiming to have produced content i.e. plagiarism etc.
  • To increase trust.

Notes

  1. It does not guarantee that an account will act ethically.
  2. It is not mandatory.

For more detailed discussion of Verification please read this excellent post by @reneenouveau on Steemit:

https://steemit.com/steemit/@reneenouveau/verification-and-you-how-why-how-to-ask-and-how-not-be-a-usd-about-it