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Monetizing the Personal Cloud Could Involve a Coffee Shop and Banks

Jordan Novet – 4 February 2013
Could you host your data in a personal cloud and make money off it, too? A San Francisco-based company called the Respect Network is building the foundation to do just that, by letting you permit businesses to access certain personal information.

Connect.Me and miiCard Buddy Up to Create an Online Social ID Card

Jamillah Knowles – 14 November 2012, the social discovery and reputation company and miicard, the online verification service have partnered create a social reputation card. The move is part of the companies’ strategy as members of the Respect Network, a group of 20 founding firms working on ways for people to control their data on the social web.

Grid Project Aims to Move Secure Digital Assets Just Like Currency

John Fontana – 8 November 2012
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has unveiled a prototype for a Digital Asset Grid that would give individuals and companies privacy and secure asset exchange. The prototype was unveiled in conjunction with Kynetx, Respect Network, Ctrl-Shift, Xenapto, and Fidor Bank.

Your Reputation Precedes You

Dave Kearns – 6 November 2012
Recently, the Founding Partners of the Respect Network, the SWIFT Innotribe Incubation Fund’s Digital Assets Grid and our old friend Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner all came together in Japan for what could be a breakthrough on the privacy, trust and reputation fronts.

Digital Data: Will Banks Be The Brokers Of This New Asset Class?

Jennifer Schenker – 4 November 2012
“Last year the Digital Asset Grid session was a promising new concept,” says Respect Networks Corp. Managing Director Drummond Reed, one of a number of Silicon Valley thought leaders recruited by SWIFT as advisers on the project. “This year, with a real prototype, demonstration apps, and an extensive business analysis, it is much more real — and the banks appear to understand its extraordinary potential. I’m optimistic this could be the breakthrough from financial banking into digital data banking.”

Respect Network, SWIFT Collaborate on Digital Asset Grid

Carolyn J. Dawson – 1 November 2012
Respect Network recently entered into a strategic partnership with SWIFT. The Founding Partners program from Respect Network, in association with SWIFT’s innovation division, Innotribe, aims to develop the pilot infrastructure and initial applications for their latest platform, the Digital Asset Grid.

Respect Network Founding Partners Collaborate With SWIFT Innotribe on Digital Asset Grid

Marketwire – 29 October 2012
At the Sibos international banking conference today, the Founding Partners of the Respect Network announced their collaboration with Innotribe, the innovation initiative of SWIFT, to develop the prototype infrastructure and first applications for the Digital Asset Grid, the new platform being proposed by SWIFT for secure peer-to-peer data sharing between trusted people, businesses, and devices.

Reputation Capital and the Dawn of the New Era of Credentialing

Sarah Hall – 4 September 2012
This may all be changing. There is a new cadre of start-ups springing up to help alleviate this “pain point” by providing you with tools to assess and store your “digital” reputational capital. This includes companies like Connect.Me, TrustCloud, TrustRank, Legit and WhyTrusted, which are trying to correlate and analyze this data by building “reputational” APIs.

Can Trust Systems Build a New Economy From Ruin?

Paul M. Davis – 4 September 2012
In the past year, a plethora of reputation services have launched to serve as the connective tissue of reputation and trust across the web. Services like Trustcloud, Legit,, Scaffold, and MiiCard take varying approaches to developing portable reputation systems, to address what Legit founder Jeremy Barton characterizes as a fundamental problem of context.

SWIFT Reimagines Banks’ Role in Commerce for a Data-Driven Future

Marc Hochstein – 1 September 2012
Innotribe representatives have been pitching the Digital Asset Grid concept since last fall in workshops with member banks, at industry conferences, in blog posts and with a four-minute film entitled “Flowers for Grandma” depicting a consumer-driven transaction like the one described above. In the meantime, Respect Network, a technology start-up in San Francisco, has been building a prototype of the rails on which the grid could run.

Trust on the Internet – The Solution is Ahead

Kosta Peric – 30 August 2012
There is a need for a user-centric identity, privacy and trust on the internet, to power the digital economy. It’s a major issue, and a solution that relies on crowd-sourcing is being proposed by Respect Network.

Welcome to the New Reputation Economy

Rachel Botsman – 20 August 2012
Imagine a world where banks take into account your online reputation alongside traditional credit ratings to determine your loan; where headhunters hire you based on the expertise you’ve demonstrated on online forums such as Quora; where your status from renting a house through Airbnb helps you become a trusted car renter on WhipCar; where your feedback on eBay can be used to get a head-start selling on Etsy; where traditional business cards are replaced by profiles of your digital trustworthiness, updated in real-time. Where reputation data becomes the window into how we behave, what motivates us, how our peers view us and ultimately whether we can or can’t be trusted.