Civic is an Ethereum-based identity management platform that compensates third parties, such as financial institutions, government entities, service providers, and individuals for performing online identity verification services. The project aspires to ease Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) compliance through an Ethereum smart contract . Civic was founded by Vinny Lingham, a South African entrepreneur who gained fame as one of the “sharks” on South Africa’s Shark Tank. Civic has secured several strategic partnerships with large organizations that plan to integrate Civic’s online verification technology. These organizations include, Augmentors, Bayonet Technologies, Bankcoin.global, BnkToTheFuture, BitGo, C.O.S.S., Doc.ai, Injii, Jaxx, Keynua, Lykke, Propy, REIDAO, ShapeShift, RSK, StockTwits, SweepSouth, TokenMarket, Turo, Inc., WikiHow, Xapo and Yola.