Paragon, a blockchain tech company developing seed-to-sale tracking solutions for the cannabis industry, today announced a strategic partnership with Civic Technologies Inc., the company providing digital identity verification with its blockchain-based technology. The partnership brings trusted, secure identity services to Paragon’s full suite app.
This partnership strengthens Paragon’s developments toward transparency in the cannabis industry. By utilizing Civic’s technology within the Paragon app, individuals will provide their state ID’s and licenses for verification – a functionality especially useful for proof of age to ensure compliance. Paragon will implement this feature in the app as soon as the integration of this tech is ready.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Jessica VerSteeg, CEO of Paragon” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Civic will help enable secure identification across the Paragon digital system. Transparency and security for our users, businesses, and entire supply chain are primary concerns for us. This is one of the major reasons why we’ve decided to partner with Civic Technologies. Through its decentralized architecture with blockchain and biometrics, the Civic platform will provide us with the most secure multi-factor authentication process to control and protect the identities of our users.”[/perfectpullquote]
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”Civic CEO, Vinny Lingham” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We are pleased to welcome Paragon to Civic’s Partner Network. This collaboration marks another milestone for Civic’s ecosystem and for on-demand, secure, and low-cost access to identity verification services.”[/perfectpullquote]
Alongside the Civic integration, Paragon is preparing to launch phase one of their mobile application. Users will be able to access a PRG wallet in the app, where they can send and request payments to other individuals and businesses within the ecosystem. In addition, there will be extensive functionality for the ParagonSpace- slated for launch this summer in Los Angeles. Members of the cannabis co-working space will be able to pay for access, services, view events, and manage their personal dashboards for full access to the community.
While work on Paragon’s seed-to-sale tracking solution is still underway, the development team is nearing the completion of the cultivation stage functionality and preparing for industry testing and pilots.