HONORING BLUEINK TECHNOLOGIES; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 90
(Extensions of Remarks - May 24, 2017)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                      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 
  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

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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.