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SelfKey ID Onboarding Guide

In this guide, we will walk you through the process of obtaining your own SelfKey ID and highlight the incredible benefits that await you once you complete the process.
20 5 月 2024

In this guide, we will lead you through the process of obtaining your own SelfKey iD, outlining the incredible benefits that await you upon successful completion. 


  • How to Obtain a SelfKey iD
  • SelfKey iD Benefits
  • Conclusions

How to Obtain a SelfKey iD


Obtaining your very own SelfKey iD is a simple process. You will need:

  1. A passport or a government-issued iD.
  2. A valid email address.
  3. A Laptop/PC with a webcam to successfully take a selfie. 
  4. Metamask wallet browser extension set up. For important details, please open the following link.
  5. MATIC in the wallet - instructions on how to obtain MATIC will be provided within the wallet.

These are crucial to verify your identity and ensure that you are indeed the individual you claim to be.

Please note that certain steps may take varying amounts of time to complete, ranging from a few seconds to several minutes. Your patience is appreciated as the process unfolds.

Step One: Getting started

The first step is to access SelfKey DAO’s official website and connect your wallet. After your wallet connects, simply press the Metamask button to start your journey.

Step Two: Input Email Address and agree with Terms

Once you’ve completed the first step, you will be required to initiate the verification process. You must enter a valid email address and you must make sure to acknowledge SelfKey DAO’s Privacy Policy by checking the box below.

Step Three: Invitation to join KYC Application

After completing the second step, you will receive an email from [email protected], with the title “Invitation to join KYC Application”. 

Please make sure to also double check your spam folder if the email did not arrive. If you accidentally introduced a typo in the email address, you can try to send the invitation again.

The email should open to the following:

After clicking on the “Start the KYC application” button, you will be redirected to the application page, where you will begin the KYC (know your customer) verification process. 

The purpose of KYC in SelfKey DAO is to verify the authenticity and uniqueness of each individual and confirm their claimed identity. This measure prevents users owning more than one SelfKey iD and ensures that the SelfKey DAO and its partners are sybil or bot-free.

Step Four: Connecting Wallet and Signing

Before beginning your KYC verification process, you'll be prompted to connect your digital wallet and provide a signature.

You're now starting the onboarding process. Please read each instruction thoroughly to successfully complete each step.

Step Five: ID Document verification

Before proceeding, it's essential to read and agree to the KYCS.AI Privacy Policy & Terms of Service. Make sure to scroll through the entire document for the next button to activate.

While verification via other devices is possible using a QR code, it's advisable to continue on a desktop or laptop.

A brief guide will be provided to demonstrate how to position your ID or passport for the desktop or laptop camera to capture a photo. Alternatively, you can upload the document directly from your computer.

It's crucial that the document is clear, fully visible, not tilted, and not cropped. If the upload fails, please make sure the guidelines are followed and attempt the upload again.

Step Six: Selfie Check

The next, and one of the most crucial steps in the process, is the selfie check. Given that the number of attempts is limited to only three, you must be extra cautious to respect the following guidelines before pressing the photo button: 

  1. Make sure that you are facing the camera directly.
  2. You must be in good light, so that all your features are visible.
  3. Position your face close enough to the camera to fit within the oval guide provided.

Step Seven: Details and Information

After passing the selfie check, you will be required to confirm the following: 

Please make sure that the fields are filled in correctly before continuing to the next step.

Following this, you will need to confirm additional details, such as your date of birth, nationality, and country of residence. These fields must be completed before proceeding to the next step.

The final step will be to review the information you've submitted for accuracy. Once you submit the form, you won't be able to make any further changes.

Step Eight: Verification and Onboarding

The verification process can take a few minutes up to a few hours but if all is well, your application will be approved. If you’ve successfully completed the KYC process, you will receive an email redirecting you to

Make sure you thoroughly read, understand, and agree with the terms of service before proceeding.

Step Nine: Claiming your SelfKey iD SBT

Once you've finished the preceding step, you'll be able to claim your SelfKey iD. This involves an additional selfie check as an added security measure. 

Please make sure that the additional selfie matches the one taken during onboarding and that you check the agreement box before proceeding. 

With this final step, you’ve completed your onboarding.

If you’re experiencing any issues during or after obtaining your SelfKey iD, please make sure to open a support ticket. SelfKey DAO is here to provide assistance every step of the way, as promptly as possible.

SelfKey iD Benefits

Congratulations on obtaining your very own SelfKey iD SBT! Now that you’re a valued member of SelfKey DAO, it is vital to take note of all the perks and benefits you can enjoy as a proud SelfKey iD user.

Claiming SELF tokens

Upon completing onboarding, each new SelfKey iD user has the opportunity to claim a generous 50 SELF tokens to ignite their journey. This gesture serves as a token of appreciation and a heartfelt welcome from SelfKey DAO. 

However, the initial 50 SELF tokens must be manually claimed by the user, ensuring active participation in the process. 

Redeeming Invite Code

Each SelfKey iD holder receives a unique invite code, which remains usable indefinitely. This code offers one of the simplest means to accumulate SELF tokens while also fostering the growth and expansion of the DAO.

To benefit, users merely need to distribute their code among friends, family, and acquaintances. For each eligible member successfully onboarded into SelfKey DAO using this code, both the user and the referred individual stand to potentially qualify for SELF tokens.

With the invite code's indefinite usability, it presents an exceptional chance for active members to consistently build their SELF holdings over time.

Credential Locking

Within the SelfKey iD framework, Credential Locking serves as an added layer of security for online identity verification. This process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Users must provide a selfie as part of the initial KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure.
  2. For continued access to SelfKey DAO, users undergo additional selfie checks.
  3. Upon successful check, users receive a credential that can be locked using KEY. This verification procedure ensures the authentication of users' identities, potentially enhancing their digital security.

By securing KEY on their credentials, users actively contribute to fortifying the security of the SelfKey DAO ecosystem and may have the opportunity to mint SELF tokens themselves.


Through the development of cutting-edge digital solutions, SelfKey DAO aims to erect barriers against cyber threats that could result in identity theft. One such solution could be SelfKey iD.

Leveraging the remarkable capabilities of artificial intelligence, SelfKey iD stands ready to counter the risks posed by data breaches and identity theft. Moreover, it offers unique advantages and presents opportunities for active members of the SelfKey DAO community.

If you're prepared to enhance your digital identity management, seize the opportunity to acquire your very own SelfKey iD today!

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We believe the information is correct as of the date stated, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. We reserve the right not to update or modify it in the future. Please verify all information independently.

This communication is for informational purposes only. It is not legal or investment advice or service. We do not intend to offer, solicit, or recommend investment advisory services or buy, sell, or hold digital assets. We do not solicit or offer to buy or sell any financial instrument. 

SELF and KEY tokens, SBTs, and NFTs associated with the SelfKey ecosystem have no monetary value or utility outside of the SelfKey ecosystem, are not ascribed any price or conversion ratio by SelfKey and its affiliates, and do not represent ownership interests or confer any rights to profits or revenues. 

These tokens should not be purchased for speculative reasons or considered investments. By engaging with SelfKey, you acknowledge and agree to the applicable terms and any associated risks. We recommend consulting with legal and financial professionals before participating in the SelfKey ecosystem and related transactions.

This document may contain statements regarding future events based on current expectations. However, some risks and uncertainties could cause results to differ. The views expressed here were based on the information that may change if new information becomes available.

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