KYC implementation is important in ensuring regulatory compliance and reducing fraudulent activities. OCA’s KYC-as-a-service offers a convenient, secure, and cost-effective way for businesses to verify the identities of their customers. This not only enhances trust between businesses and their customers, but also helps to improve the overall security of the blockchain ecosystem in Africa.

An SME offering a service using an on-chain Dapp, particularly in the DeFi sector, can benefit greatly from OCA’s KYC implementation. Let’s say the SME has created a DeFi Dapp on the OCA platform that allows users to access financial services such as lending, borrowing, and staking. With OCA’s KYC-as-a-service, the SME can ensure that only verified users are granted access to the Dapp.

The user signs up on the Dapp and provides their unique identifier linked to their KYC information on the OCA database. The Dapp integrates with OCA’s KYC service via API, and the user pays the required transaction and KYC verification fees. The user’s identity is then verified, and if successful, they gain full access to the Dapp. This ensures that the SME is compliant with regulatory requirements and mitigates the risk of fraudulent activities.

With OCA’s on-chain permissioned process, the KYC verification is automated, eliminating the need for a third-party verification service. This simplifies the process for both the SME and the user, reduces costs, and enhances the overall user experience. The SME can focus on providing their financial services to verified users while OCA handles the KYC verification process.

KYC-As-A-Service explained

Consider another scenario where a startup is building a peer-to-peer lending platform on the OCA multichain network, with the goal of providing access to credit to individuals and small businesses in different African countries. In order to comply with local regulations and mitigate risks related to fraud and money laundering, the platform needs to implement a robust KYC process for its users.

The startup can leverage OCA’s KYC-as-a-service implementation to automate the verification process and ensure compliance with local laws. When a user signs up on the platform, they provide their personal information and a unique identifier, which is then linked to their KYC information on the OCA database. The platform integrates with the KYC API to verify the user’s identity and assess their risk profile. The user pays a transaction fee and a KYC verification fee, which is automatically processed on the OCA network.

If the user’s identity is verified and their risk profile meets the platform’s requirements, they gain access to the lending platform and can apply for a loan. The platform uses smart contracts on the OCA network to manage the lending process, including loan origination, repayment, and interest payments. By leveraging OCA’s multichain architecture and KYC-as-a-service implementation, the startup is able to offer a secure and compliant lending platform to users in different African countries, without the need for a third-party KYC provider or expensive manual verification processes.