Who can report my death?
For Posterity, your death can be reported by your trusted contacts; they are the people you have shared things with, and have created an account to to be able to view them.
Your trusted contacts can create an account for free. They only need a subscription if they decide to use their account to create their own plan.
What's a cooldown period?
A cooldown is a period of time during which your account remains in lock-down even though all the verifications and confirmations have been made.
They improve your safety, and give your loved ones time to coordinate and get up to speed on things before the details stored in Posterity are revealed to anyone.
The cooldown period starts on the day we have confirmed the passing.
Crypto Vaults on Posterity have a separate cooldown period which serves the same purpose, but can be configured to be longer that the one attached to the account.
What details are revealed immediately?
When a death is reported and before it is verified, Posterity reveals details which could be useful to the loved ones in the immediacy.
- The name and contact information of the legal representative;
- The funeral wishes;
- The name of any pets, so they made be cared for.
All the other information remains locked until all the verifications have been made.