Store Documents Digitally, Access Services Instantly
MyPass was born from the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Program. The original proof of concept was built to serve people experiencing homelessness in the Austin area.
The streets of Austin aren't an easy place to live. Important personal documents are often lost or stolen, and without them, people experiencing homelessness have difficulty accessing services like healthcare, employment, and housing. Local support for the project led us to expand our vision to all of Austin.
Imagine an Austin where complicated paperwork, folders full of documents and miles of red tape are a thing of the past. Imagine an Austin where access to essential services is simple, secure and convenient for everyone. That’s what we’re building with MyPass.
State-of-the-art security and privacy
MyPass uses blockchain-based technologies to ensure you are always in control of your records, and you decide who gets to see them.
Blockchain technology allows us to digitally scatter your records and give you the only key to bring them back together again. Nobody, not even the city, can access a single piece of your records without your explicit permission.
If you have ever struggled to find the paperwork you need just to see a doctor, or to get essential benefits, you know how disruptive it can be to you life.
MyPass is accepted by most essential city services, so you don’t have to jump through hoops just to take care of the basics.
The Mayor's Blockchain Challenge
Scenes from the MyPass Austin Hackathon
In July, Austin’s blockchain community came together to help develop solutions for those experiencing homelessness.
Over 75 participants joined the Mayor’s Blockchain Challenge to help hack homelessness. The 7 teams each helped develop innovative blockchain components for MyPass, including solutions for onboarding, authentication, and document storage and retrieval.
Read more about the MyPass Austin Hackathon from the Austin Monitor.
MyPass Austin Partners
Case Study: Austin Using Blockchain to Address Homelessness – GovLoop, August, 28, 2018
Blockchain Technology Tapped to Help Homeless; Could Be a Groundbreaker – Cryptovest, June 28, 2018
Homeless People May Get Help From Blockchain – The Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2018
Austin Launches 'MyPass Initiative' To Help Homeless People – Mayors Challenge, April 19, 2018
Austin Is Piloting Blockchain to Improve Homeless Services – TechCrunch, April 14, 2018