May 24, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 90 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
HONORING BLUEINK TECHNOLOGIES; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 90
(Extensions of Remarks - May 24, 2017)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E706-E707] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING BLUEINK TECHNOLOGIES _____ HON. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of new mexico in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Ms. MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM of New Mexico. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a dynamic and promising New Mexico company, BlueInk Technologies. Just over two years ago, Faze Sharif and Zach Lovelady founded Bluelnk with the aim to modernize the authenticity of eSignatures. Before computers, documents had to be signed in blue ink to signify authenticity. However, things are not so simple anymore. Sharif and Lovelady understood that the way we execute documents needed to evolve to keep up with the fast-paced business world in which fraud, misunderstanding, and mistakes cost businesses and consumers billions each year. Bluelnk's innovative software ensures that documents are reviewed and executed in a fully customizable and transparent manner. BlueInk's document review system can be configured to give signatories either a quick overview or detailed step-by-step review of a document's terms in any language and on any device. This guarantees that documents are reviewed according to a signatory's preferences in a manner most convenient to that individual. Additionally, BlueInk provides powerful fraud prevention and security measures that create a detailed audit trail of every event throughout the review and signing and uses cutting edge technologies to verify a signer's identity. These technologies include GPS and IP based geo-location, photo identification, SMS text codes and driver's license scans--all of which are memorialized after execution in a stand-alone document called the BlueInk Certificate of Evidence. The Certificate of Evidence creates almost irrefutable proof of execution to prevent contract disputes before they [[Page E707]] begin. This technology has helped a wide range of industries including real estate, multi-family housing; professional services; automotive; business-to-business; human resources, local, state and federal entities; and financial or lending institutions. BlueInk is currently being used by companies and consumers across the United States and this fast growing, innovative company has offices in New Mexico and Arizona. On May 3, 2017, their technology was approved by the U.S. Patent Office. I applaud the ingenuity, tenacity and forward thinking of the founders and their staff members, and I look forward to seeing how this next generation eSignature software will change the face of business. ____________________