NASDAQ - Mar 14 - Now, with the blockchain technology, the dating game has changed. The growth could accelerate because the technology is offering to eliminate the key challenges such as identity verification. Blockchain technology provides a foolproof mechanism for verifying every user's account. Another challenge is personal data safety. Dating sites have always been a top target for hackers. With blockchain technology, online dating firms and users have a guarantee of top-level personal data safety. Hicky, for example, is an Ethereum-based platform that allows user verification through face scanning and voice identification while ensuring data safety by storing it in an immutable public ledger. Viola.AI, another dating platform driven by artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain technology, aims to increase transparency in online dating through a "real ID" verification system. The system applies face recognition technology to identify the authenticity of photos used in online dating accounts. Once the information is confirmed, it is stored in a decentralized public ledger where it cannot be stolen by hackers.