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Data privacy powered by Humans for Humans.

  • COMPANY NAME: Georepublic UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
  • APPLICANT NAME: Daniel Kastl
  • TEAM COMPOSITION: People from one or two legal entities
  • WEBSITE: https://consento.org
  • COUNTRY: Germany
  • PROJECT SECTOR: [“Health”,“Public services”,“Open Innovation”]
  • CORE TECHNOLOGIES: [“Distributed ledger technologies”,“Peer to peer technologies”]


Consento defines a new era for data privacy.

The Cloud can not be fully trusted to keep personal and other highly confidential data! Consento is developing a decentralised digital vault technology to help small businesses manage confidential data with their customers, using p2p encrypted storage & authenticating by consent given by trustworthy humans, not computers.

Consento is a democratic and human-centric solution that overcomes the trust issue of distant p2p networks, by requiring human-to-human interaction. In detail, Consento builds on DAT technology to keep data quickly & securely replicated encrypted, and adds a layer of Shamir’s Secret encryption to provide a peer-to-peer identity check feature.

Because its process remains open, Consento is the vehicle for local institutes to effectively support humans of the digital 21st century. The ability to become digital trustee will give new relevance to local lawyers, personal accountants and health professionals as a start.


  1. SMEs, and small scale business professionals such as lawyers, doctors, journalists, etc., looking for a secure solution to store confidential data and share with their customers/patients.
  2. Law or Notary related professionals looking to offer their trustworthiness (and/or their ISO certified infrastructure) to the general public, SMEs, professionals.
  3. Governmental institutions, NGOs that want to give their citizen ownership over their personal official papers


Consento is a B2B2C model. Its service is free for end users. Revenue comes from businesses who want to extend their customer base by offering new privacy compliant services. Local, security-sensitive professions such as lawyers, doctors and accountants, will be able to be listed as certified ‘professional digital trustees’ in the Consento trustee directory.

For large public or private organizations we will offer integration of Consento technology into their existing services and platforms.


  • Daniel is a geographer and software developer, long time advocate and contributor to Open Source projects such as pgRouting. He has co-founded Georepublic in Germany and Japan and employs over 20 people.
  • Martin is an amazing and handsome developer, extremely active as a DAT community leader and contributor of many Open Source projects.
  • Tanja is a young and agile UX/UI designer, stretching from user requirements, to pixel perfect mockups up to easy to implement wireframes.
  • Marc is an experienced service designer, involved in collaborative communities and platform economy projects, master of user testing, and experienced in early stage startup projects (HABx.fr, apricity.life). The team is global-minded and located in Europe and Japan.


We are planning to use the financial support for

  1. Core technology R&D, contributions to OS projects
  2. User research
  3. UX/UI design for the mobile/desktop app
  4. Technical documentation
  5. Open Source publishing (ie. Github) and community
  6. Promotional materials (website, etc.)
  7. Presenting at (international) conferences/events

LEDGER fund service, that we would like to ask for

  1. Marketing & Sales advice
  2. Coaching for market/biz dev
  3. Legal consulting
  4. Finance & funding advice


Digital data privacy is a ubiquitous topic. For industries to take part in the digital transformation data security is crucial, but requires significant costs and effort to comply with digital regulations, not to mention risks and responsibilities that come with the use of external services. Too often trust in anonymous cloud services have proven wrong.

Consento’s strategy is humanity in digital privacy, using real-world networks and relations.

Security greatly depends on how technology is used in practice. Consento intends to certify small businesses and consultancies into digital trustees to jointly provide a more human solution of digital trust.

Because of its decentralised nature, scalability is not a technical issue for Consento. Our solution offers privacy by design and enables to easily turn any device into an encrypted data vault and a potential human-to-human authentication interface. In fact as more users participate as more useful it becomes.