A good self‐sovereign identity system will allow individuals to directly influence how companies, governments, and others correlate our interactions across different services and locations by default. It won’t fix all identity problems nor preclude alternative identity approaches, but it will put the individual in control of most uses of identity and give organizations a simpler, easier, more ethical way to use identity to improve how they provide services and products. When successful, it will not only enable individuals to exercise greater control over how companies and governments keep track of us, it will also illuminate those situations where self‐sovereign identity is restricted, facilitating a conversation about when and where such limits are appropriate.
Joe Andrieu -A Technology‐Free Definition of Self‐Sovereign Identity

Categories

Web Standards

Web Standards and the Emerging Decentralized ID Stack

If you’re willing to put up with a lot of work for incremental improvements then step up and join a standard. Whether that is a (relatively) fast moving standard group like OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) or a slower but more international group like ISO you will learn. You’ll also benefit from workin...

Updated: 2020-12-15 10 minute read

Blockcerts
Credentials Community Group
DKMS
ERC725
Ethereum
FIDO
Hyperledger Foundation
Index
JSON-LD
Learning Machine
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OAuth
OIDC
OpenID
Rebooting WoT
Schema.org
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
XDI


Verifiable Credentials

Verifiable credentials (VCs) are the electronic equivalent of the physical credentials that we all possess today, such as: plastic cards, passports, driving licenses, qualifications and awards, etc. The data model for verifiable credentials is a World Wide Web Consortium Recommendation, “Verifiab...

Updated: 2020-12-15 10 minute read

Claims and Credentials WG
Credentials Community Group
FIDO
JSON-LD
OAuth
VC-WG
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


The Dataweb: An Introduction to XDI

The goal of XDI is to enable data from any data source to be identified, exchanged, linked, and synchronized into a machine-readable dataweb using XML documents just as content from any content source can linked into the human-readable Web using HTML documents today. Because the controls needed t...

Updated: 2020-12-09 41 minute read

Dataweb
XDI
XRI


(DID) the Decentralized Identifier

Decentralized identifiers (DIDs) are a new type of identifier that enables verifiable, decentralized digital identity. A DID identifies any subject (e.g., a person, organization, thing, data model, abstract entity, etc.) that the controller of the DID decides that it identifies. In contrast to ty...

Updated: 2020-12-02 52 minute read

51nodes
ABT Network
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ArcBlock
Ardor
BCGov
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IBM
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bif
bryk
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teleinfo
uPort


XRI Technical Committee

The purpose of this TC is to define a syntax for abstract structured identifiers – identifiers that can be used within other URI schemes (such as http: and https: URIs) to share semantics across any number of domains and applications. The TC is also defining a simple XML descriptor format and HTT...

Updated: 2020-12-01 6 minute read

Dataweb
OASIS
XDI
XRI


XDI Technical Committee

The purpose of the OASIS XDI TC is to define a generalized, extensible, location-, application-, and transport-independent service for sharing, linking, and synchronizing data over the Internet and other data networks using XML documents and XRIs (Extensible Resource Identifiers), a URI-compatibl...

Updated: 2020-12-01 8 minute read

Dataweb
OASIS
RDF
XDI
XRI


XDI (XRI Data Interchange)

XDI is a technology for modeling, storing, and manipulating data. It fits into a similar category of technologies as JSON, XML and RDF, but also has a number of properties that distinguishes it. XDI is a graph-based data model. This means that all data is expressed using nodes and arcs in a graph...

Updated: 2020-12-01 6 minute read

BTCR
Danube Tech
Indy
OASIS
Planetwork
W3C
XDI


Ethereum Oasis Open Project • Baseline Protocol

The Ethereum OASIS Open Project is an OASIS Open Project that exists to provide a neutral forum for diverse stakeholders to create high-quality specifications that facilitate Ethereum’s longevity, interoperability, and ease of integration. The Ethereum OASIS Project intends to develop clear, open...

Updated: 2020-12-01 4 minute read

Chainlink
ConsenSys
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Ernst & Young
Ethereum
Ethereum Foundation
Limechain
Microsoft
Nethermind
OASIS
Provide
Unibright


Schema.org Community Group

The Schema.org Community Group provides a forum for discussing all changes, additions and extensions to schema.org. In addition to providing a public setting for the day to day operation of the project, it serves as the mechanism for reviewing extensions and as a liaison point for all parties dev...

Updated: 2020-11-27 2 minute read

JSON-LD
Microsoft
RDF
Schema.org
W3C


(DID) Authentication Working Group - DIF

The purpose of this working group is to design, recommend and implement authentication and authorization protocols that rely upon open standards and cryptographic protocols using DIDs and DID Documents. Recommendations and development of specifications, protocols, and formats for data structures ...

Updated: 2020-11-26 2 minute read

Aries
DID
DIDAuth
DIDAuth WG
DIDComm
DIF
SOIP
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


DID Communications WG - DIF

Produce one or more high-quality specs that embody a method (“DIDComm”) for secure, private and (where applicable) authenticated message-based communication, where trust is rooted in DIDs and depends on the messages themselves, not on the external properties of the transport(s) used. The method m...

Updated: 2020-11-26 3 minute read

Aries
DID
DIDComm
DIDComm WG
DIF
W3C


Identifiers & Discovery Working Group - DIF

Members of the Working Group are engaged in development of protocols and systems that enable creation, resolution, and discovery of decentralized identifiers and names across underlying decentralized systems, like blockchains and distributed ledgers.

Updated: 2020-11-26 6 minute read

BTCR
DID
DIF
ERC725
Ethereum
ION
Identifiers and Discovery WG
JSON-LD
KERI
Linked Data
Peer DID
Universal Registrar
Universal Resolver
Verifiable Credentials


Secure Data Storage WG - DIF

Secure, encrypted, privacy-preserving storage and computation of data is a critical component of decentralized identity systems. As with identifiers and names must be self-sovereign to the owning entity, a user’s identity data must remain private, only accessible to the entities they allow. DIF m...

Updated: 2020-11-26 2 minute read

DIF
Encrypted Data Vaults
Hubs
Secure Data Storage
Storage and Compute WG
W3C


Interop Working Group - DIF

Community collaboration and project management on Interoperability. Develop and publish definitions of success with respect to business interoperability, at the highest level. Defining points of protocol-defined touchpoints for maximum interchangeability of components at every layer; it is assume...

Updated: 2020-11-26 1 minute read

Credentials Community Group
DIF
Hyperledger Foundation
IETF
Interop WG
Trust over IP
W3C


Claims and Credentials Working Group - DIF

Join this group to contribute to the standards and technology that create, exchange, and verify claims and credentials in a decentralized identity ecosystem. For example, a cryptographically verifiable credential that proves an individual has a college degree or is of a certain age. Our members f...

Updated: 2020-11-25 2 minute read

Claims and Credentials WG
Credentials Community Group
DIF
JSON-LD
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


W3C Verifiable Claims Working Group

The Working Group will maintain the Verifiable Credentials Data Model specification, which provides a mechanism to express a verifiable credential on the Web in a way that is cryptographically secure, privacy respecting, and machine-verifiable.

Updated: 2020-11-23 less than 1 minute read

VC-WG
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


World Wide Web Consortium

First started as an IETF application area at the beginning of 1990, the Web standard stack, given its foreseen volume and applicative nature on top of the Internet protocols, quickly spun off its own forum. The W3C then laid the foundations of the Web with the development of HTML 4 and XML at the...

Updated: 2020-11-22 4 minute read

BTCR
Credentials Community Group
DID
JSON-LD
Linked Data
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
WebAuthN


W3C History

First started as an IETF application area at the beginning of 1990, the Web standard stack, given its foreseen volume and applicative nature on top of the Internet protocols, quickly spun off its own forum. The W3C then laid the foundations of the Web with the development of HTML 4 and XML at the...

Updated: 2020-11-22 9 minute read

Microsoft
OAuth
W3C


GS1 - The Global Language of Business

Gs1 introduced the barcode in 1974. We are a global, neutral, non-profit standards organisation that brings efficiency and transparency to the supply chain. Our standards are proven by industry and can help you achieve your public policy goals. Designed by consensus, our standards are proven, ope...

Updated: 2020-11-21 9 minute read

GS1


WebAuthN Working Group

The Web Authentication Working Group will develop recommendation-track specifications defining an API, as well as signature and attestation formats which provide an asymmetric cryptography-based foundation for authentication of users to Web Applications. Overall goals include obviating the use of...

Updated: 2020-11-09 4 minute read

FIDO
Microsoft
W3C
WebAuthN


JSON-LD

The Semantic Web isn’t just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data. With linked data, when you have some of it, you can find other, related, data. Like the web of hypertext, the web of data is constructed with documents o...

Updated: 2020-01-09 5 minute read

Credentials Community Group
Digital Bazaar
JSON-LD
Linked Data
RDF
Schema.org
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


Linked Data and the Semantic Web

In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an article in Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, Ora Lassila and James Hendler, wanted to give the world a preview of the revolutionary new changes they saw coming to the web. Since its introdu...

Updated: 2020-01-09 8 minute read

JSON-LD
Linked Data
RDF
RSA
Solid
Veres One
W3C


Blockcerts

Blockcerts is an open standard for building apps that issue and verify blockchain-based official records. These may include certificates for civic records, academic credentials, professional licenses, workforce development, and more. Blockcerts consists of open-source libraries, tools, and mobile...

Updated: 2020-01-07 5 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
Ethereum
JSON-LD
Learning Machine
Rebooting WoT
Verifiable Credentials


SSI-Meetup on Open Standards and Implementations

SSI Meetup is an open, collaborative community to help SSI evangelists around the world, independent of company interests or standards. Our main mission is to help you connect with other SSI enthusiasts and create a dynamic, local, yet globally connected community.

Updated: 2019-07-20 1 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
DID
DKMS
Ethereum
ION
Microsoft
SSI-Meetup
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


FreeNode IRC #indieweb-dev on IIW RWoT and DID’s

OAuth has become the de facto standard for authorization and authentication on the web. Nearly every company with an API used by third party developers has implemented OAuth to enable people to build apps on top of it. While OAuth is a great framework for this, the way it has ended up being used ...

Updated: 2019-06-03 17 minute read

DID
IIW
IndieAuth
IndieWeb
OAuth
P2P
Rebooting WoT
W3C


Verifiable Credentials - Adoption

Substrate Verifiable Credentials Workshop - Learn to build blockchains with Parity Substrate Verifiable Credential API CEF Digital Connecting Europe The Verifiable Credential API provides a Core Service of the EBSI platform providing the capability of creating W3C credentials read...

Updated: 4 minute read

Adoption
Blockcerts
Blockstack
Claims and Credentials WG
Credentials Community Group
IBM
MATTR
Rebooting WoT
VC-WG
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


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Companies

Transmute

Transmute digitizes trade documentation in a way that is cryptographically verifiable and traceable across an entire logistics ecosystem. The company’s approach combines decentralized identifier (DID), verifiable credential (VC), and blockchain technology with existing cloud-based systems to elim...

Updated: 2020-12-03 8 minute read

Consensys
DID
DIF
Encrypted Data Vaults
Ethereum
Microsoft
OAuth
OIDC
Oracle
Transmute
Verifiable Credentials


Consensys

ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligen...

Updated: 2020-11-30 7 minute read

Consensys
DIF
Rebooting WoT
Zug
uPort
uPortlandia


uPort

In your application, you must first configure your uPort object with an identifier and a private key (or signer function). There are several ways to instantiate a credentials object. The most common approach is to save a DID and private key on a server for your application and create a credential...

Updated: 2020-11-30 8 minute read

Consensys
Credentials Community Group
DID
DIDComm
DIF
Ethereum
GDPR
GLEIF
Onfido
PWC
Switzerland
Verifiable Credentials
Zug
uPort
uPortlandia


Ontology

Ontology is a high performance, open source blockchain specializing in digital identity and data. Ontology’s unique infrastructure supports robust cross-chain collaboration and Layer 2 scalability, offering businesses the flexibility to design a blockchain that suits their needs. With a suite of ...

Updated: 2020-11-11 5 minute read

Consensys
Ethereum
Microsoft
NEO
Ontology
Polkadot
Universal Resolver
Verifiable Credentials


Tykn Tech

Why is SSI better? A secure and digital peer-to-peer channel is established between ID Issuer, ID Owner and ID Verifier. When credentials are exchanged not even the Self-Sovereign Identity system provider knows what is being exchanged. Credential issuing becomes simpler and faster. - SSI Crede...

Updated: 2020-11-11 6 minute read

DIACC
Indy
Sovrin Foundation
Trust Framework
Trust over IP
Tykn


Blockstack

Blockstack builds an alternate DNS and alternate public-key infrastructure. It’s the first implementation of a decentralized DNS system on top of the Bitcoin blockchain It combines DNS functionality with public key infrastructure and is primarily meant to be used by new blockchain applications.

Updated: 2020-11-10 2 minute read

Bitcoin
Blockchain
Blockstack
DID


Danube Tech

This is an open-source project offering software for identity and personal data services on the Internet. The core of this project is an XDI-based Personal Data Store - a semantic database for your personal data, which always remains under your control. Applications on top of this database includ...

Updated: 2020-11-09 23 minute read

BTCR
DHS
DID
DIF
Danube Tech
ERC725
Ethereum
Indy
OASIS
OAuth
Universal Resolver
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
XDI


Trinsic

We make it easy to implement Self-Sovereign Identity based on Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs), a new digital identity standard. Our software is based on the open-source Hyperledger Aries project, to which we are a primary contributor. Together with proper governa...

Updated: 2020-11-08 5 minute read

Aries
Covid Credentials
DID
DIF
Hyperledger Foundation
Sovrin Foundation
Trinsic
Trust over IP
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
W3C


Hyland Credentials - Issue verifiable records using the blockchain.

Hyland Credentials started as Learning Machine, a startup that architected the Blockcerts open standard with the MIT Media Lab and co-chaired of the W3C Credentials Community Group. Since that inception, we’ve become the global leader in blockchain-based digital credentials. As the only records p...

Updated: 2020-11-08 5 minute read

Blockcerts
DIF
Highland Credentials
Learning Machine
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


Spherity

Spherity is building decentralized identity management solutions to power the 4th industrial revolution, bringing secure identities (“Digital Twins”) to machines, algorithms, and other non-human entities.

Updated: 2020-11-07 4 minute read

AI
DID
DIF
IOT
ISO 27001
Ontology
Sovrin Foundation
Swisscom
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
eIDAS


Microsoft Identity

Microsoft believes everyone has the right to own their digital identity, one that securely and privately stores all personal data. This ID must seamlessly integrate into daily life and give complete control over data access and use.

Updated: 2020-11-05 6 minute read

Bitcoin
Blockstack
Consensys
DID
DIF
Ethereum
FIDO
ION
Mastercard
Microsoft
Secure Data Storage
Transmute
WebAuthN
uPort


3box

Ethereum Profiles makes it simple for users to create a reusable profile for their Ethereum address which can easily be shared with dapps to simplify the onboarding experience and create a more frictionless, social web3 dapp ecosystem. Ethereum Profiles allows Ethereum users to collect and contro...

Updated: 2020-11-05 4 minute read

3box
DIF
Ethereum
IPID
Verifiable Credentials
uPort


Meeco

Meeco enables people (data subjects)to provide their own verified records and controlled consent. This API-of-Me allows Meeco to provide a meta-data driven attribute wallet with no knowledge of the data to any authenticated identity of a user,which in turn enables an auditable personal-event chai...

Updated: 2020-11-05 2 minute read

DIF
GDPR
Meeco
MyData
Respect Network


MATTR

We’ve designed our products based on a few key principles: extensible data formats, secure authentication protocols, a rigorous semantic data model, industry-standard cryptography, and the use of drivers and extensions to allow modular and configurable use of the platform over time.

Updated: 2020-11-04 4 minute read

BBS Signatures
DHS
DID
JSON-LD
Linked Data
MATTR
Schema.org
Sovrin Foundation
Verifiable Credentials


Digital Bazaar

We pioneer payment, identity, and credential technologies that will power the next generation Web. We have been heavily involved in Web standards for over a decade, participate in cutting edge research and development, and contribute to the open source community.

Updated: 2020-11-04 4 minute read

DHS
DID
Digital Bazaar
Encrypted Data Vaults
GS1
JSON-LD
Linked Data
SecureKey
TradeLens
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


Jolocom

The protocol logic encodes a granular, claim-based model of identity that is highly generalized and unrestrictive in scope in order to accommodate a multiplicity of potential use cases and broad range of subjects of identity (users), including individual persons as well non-person entities like o...

Updated: 2020-11-04 1 minute read

BigchainDB
DID
DIF
Ethereum
IOTA
Jolocom
Solid
T-Labs


Evernym

The world’s leading platform for verifiable credentials. Build and deploy self-sovereign identity solutions, with the technology and go-to-market resources powering the largest implementations of digital credentials in production.

Updated: 2020-11-02 5 minute read

ATB
DHS
DID
DIF
Evernym
IOTA
Indy
Respect Network
Sovrin Foundation
Trust over IP
Verifiable Credentials


Cryptonomica

We make verification of key owner’s identity and store data about this verification: who, when, using which document made verification. And unlike in ‘Web of trust’ there is an established procedure for key verification, i.e. known rules according to witch identity of the key owner have to be pro...

Updated: 2019-07-11 2 minute read

Blockchain
Ethereum
PGP


IBM Identity

IBM joined DIF because we believe it will take open community and standards to achieve the vision of self-sovereign identity. For example, members of DIF are focused on the establishment of an open web platform standard within the W3C standards organization called Decentralized Identifier (DID). ...

Updated: 2019-03-06 less than 1 minute read

DIF
IBM
Indy
Mooti
SecureKey
Sovrin Foundation
Verifiable Credentials


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Government

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) gives consumers more control over the personal information that businesses collect about them. This landmark law secures new privacy rights for California consumers, including: - The right to know about the personal information a business collect...

Updated: 2020-12-04 5 minute read

CCPA
CPRA
California
IAB
IAPP
USA


ESSIF - European Self Sovereign Identity Framework

European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF) This section contains the documents generated as technical specification for the ESSIF Use Case. These documents act as the base for the architecture definition for ESSIF V1. The content of this documents should be taken as h...

Updated: 2020-11-20 4 minute read

APG
Accenture
Brightlands
Chamber of Commerce
De Volksbank
EBSI
Europe
Rabobank
TNO
eIDAS
eSSIF


Zug ID

Zug leveraged uPort, a decentralized identity platform to create the world’s first live implementation of a self-sovereign government-issued identity project on the Ethereum blockchain, along with the city of Zug, the Institute for Financial Services Zug (IFZ) of the Lucerne University, along wit...

Updated: 2020-11-18 7 minute read

Aries
Consensys
Crypto Valley Association
DID
Ethereum
Europe
ProCivis
Switzerland
Zug
uPort


Department Homeland Security (DHS)

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen n...

Updated: 2020-11-02 17 minute read

Blockcerts
Celerity
DHS
DKMS
Danube Tech
Digital Bazaar
Dignario
Evernym
Factom
Indicio
Learning Machine
MATTR
Mavnet
Mesur
Narf
Respect Network
SICPA
SecureKey
Solarity
Spherity
Stranger Labs
Transmute
Trinsic
USA
Verifiable Credentials
Verified.ME
W3C


Verfiable Organizations Network (VON)

an initiative by the government of British Columbia to create a trusted network of organizational data. It allows organizations to claim credentials that are part of their own digital identity, using a component called TheOrgBook that lists entities with their associated public verifiable claims.

Updated: 2020-01-11 3 minute read

Canada
Hyperledger Foundation
IIW
Indy
Rebooting WoT
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network


eIDAS - European Electronic Identification and Trust Services

This Regulation seeks to enhance trust in electronic transactions in the internal market by providing a common foundation for secure electronic interaction between citizens, businesses and public authorities, thereby increasing the effectiveness of public and private online services, electronic b...

Updated: 2020-01-06 5 minute read

Europe
Trust Framework
eIDAS


Verifiable Organizations Network - A Production Government Deployment of Hyperledger Indy

VON’s founding members are governments who are, by law, trusted issuers of data about organizations. The Province of British Columbia, Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada have come together to create the initial services needed to establish VON. VON’s founders have delivered new Indy...

Updated: 2019-07-11 31 minute read

Canada
Hyperledger Forum
Indy
Transcript
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
W3C


European Government Identity Initiatives

Verifiable Credential API The Verifiable Credential API provides a Core Service of the EBSI platform providing the capability of creating W3C credentials ready for signing and validating W3C Verifiable Credentials. Government services and digital identity (EUBlockchainForu...

Updated: 2019-01-11 4 minute read

EBSI
Ethereum
Europe
Switzerland
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
Zug
eIDAS
eSSIF
uPort


Decentralized Identity and the Public Sector

Modern identity and access management (IAM) came into focus during the late 1930s, when a group of European countries began issuing national ID cards. During this time, creating a more systematic approach for establishing and authenticating the official use of trusted identities emerged.

Updated: 2019-01-11 6 minute read

CCPA
California
Canada
Europe
GDPR
Humanitarian
ProCivis
USA


BCGov - Government of British Columbia Canada

“Digital technologies are transforming the way British Columbians live, work and play. To meet their changing expectations, government’s transformation is also underway. It’s about using modern tools and technologies to deliver the services people want and maximizing the power of data to improve ...

Updated: 12 minute read

Aries
Canada
DID
IIW
Indy
Trinsic
Trust Framework
Trust over IP
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
W3C


Governments of Canada and the Pan Canadian Trust Framework

“The Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada (TBS) and Shared Services Canada (SSC) are seeking a standardized method to issue and rapidly verify portable digital credentials across many different contexts, thereby reducing human judgement error, increasing efficiency and ensuring digital credential...

Updated: 4 minute read

Canada
DIACC
Trust Framework
Verifiable Credentials


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Literature

The Dataweb: An Introduction to XDI

The goal of XDI is to enable data from any data source to be identified, exchanged, linked, and synchronized into a machine-readable dataweb using XML documents just as content from any content source can linked into the human-readable Web using HTML documents today. Because the controls needed t...

Updated: 2020-12-09 41 minute read

Dataweb
XDI
XRI


Augmented Social Network

The Augmented Social Network is a proposal for a “next generation” online community that would strengthen the collaborative nature of the Internet, enhancing its ability to act as a public commons that engages citizens in civil society. The ASN creates an infrastructure for trusted relationships ...

Updated: 2020-11-26 172 minute read

Augmented Social Network
Microsoft
OASIS
Planetwork


Blockchain Identity

Traditional identity systems typically suffer from single points of failure, lack of interoperability, and privacy issues such as encouraging mass data collection and user tracking. Blockchain technology has the potential to support novel data ownership and governance models with built-in control...

Updated: 2020-11-10 8 minute read

Authenteq
Blockstack
Civic
Datum
GDPR
Microsoft
ProCivis
uPort


Self Sovereign Identity (SSI)

It would seem that Christopher Allen’s The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity is still the most comprehensive introduction to the subject of Self Sovereign Identity. It outlines some of the underlying history, and introduces 10 Principles of Self-Sovereign Identity, born from the collective thoughts...

Updated: 2020-11-02 4 minute read

Laws of Identity
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
eIDAS
uPort


Rebooting Web Of Trust - Papers and Advance Readings Index

The Web of Trust. It’s the buzzword for a new model of decentralized identity. However, it’s also a phrase that dates back almost twenty-five years and has been heavily overloaded with meaning during that time. The classic definition of Web of Trust derives from PGP, but the top Google results re...

Updated: 2020-10-10 31 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
Blockstack
California
Consensys
DID
DKMS
DPKI
Digital Bazaar
Ethereum
GDPR
Hubs
IPID
JSON-LD
PGP
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
XDI
eIDAS


A Comparison Between SSI Principles, and Characteristics

‘No disrespect to Christopher Allen’s opening to the conversation, The Path to Self Sovereign Identity ‐ Christopher Allen 2016 http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2016/04/the‐path‐to‐self‐soverereign‐identity.html It gets a lot right, but leaves a few requirements out, e.g., recoverability and zero...

Updated: 2020-01-05 10 minute read

Laws of Identity
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
UN Agenda - Sustainable Development
notes


Microledgers and Edge-Chains - A Primer

Evernym’s Chief Architect Daniel Hardman takes the Hyperledger community through Evernym’s work on Microledgers and Edge-Chains Architecture. Attendees will gain insight into the theory, applications and evolution in Hyperledger Indy along with a practical discussion of their potential.

Updated: 2019-12-11 37 minute read

Evernym
GDPR
Hyperledger Forum
Indy
Peer DID
Transcript


Sovrin Related Literature and Media

Digital identity is one of the oldest and hardest problems on the Internet. There is still no way to use digital credentials to prove our online identity the same way we do in the offine world. This is finally changing. First, the World Wide Web Consortium is standardizing the format of digitally...

Updated: 2019-07-13 3 minute read

DKMS
Evernym
GDPR
Humanitarian
Indy
Sovrin Foundation
Trust Framework
Tykn


Identity Articles, Research and Literature

A selection of DID related literature and top level resources for discovery of more.

Updated: 2019-07-11 6 minute read

Accenture
DKMS
DPKI
Danube Tech
ID2020
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
Verifiable Credentials
WEF
XDI
Zug
uPort


The Evolution of Self Sovereign Identity (Draft Seeking Feedback)

In order to stimulate the discussion, I’ve been going through a infominer33/self-sovereign-identity and organizing some thoughts on SSI since Christopher’s 2016 post. There are a few different ways to approach and describe SSI. What I aim to do is come up with a list of different “SSI Cases” to m...

Updated: 2019-07-10 4 minute read

Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
lifeID
notes


How would self-sovereign identity work for the user?

From A gentle introduction to self-sovereign-identity by @antonylewis. A good example of a basic necessary SSI explainer. You would have an app on a smartphone or computer, some sort of “identity wallet” where identity data would be stored on the hard drive of your device, or with an agent of you...

Updated: 2019-07-08 2 minute read

Self Sovereign Identity
notes


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Ethereum

Transmute

Transmute digitizes trade documentation in a way that is cryptographically verifiable and traceable across an entire logistics ecosystem. The company’s approach combines decentralized identifier (DID), verifiable credential (VC), and blockchain technology with existing cloud-based systems to elim...

Updated: 2020-12-03 8 minute read

Consensys
DID
DIF
Encrypted Data Vaults
Ethereum
Microsoft
OAuth
OIDC
Oracle
Transmute
Verifiable Credentials


Ethereum Oasis Open Project • Baseline Protocol

The Ethereum OASIS Open Project is an OASIS Open Project that exists to provide a neutral forum for diverse stakeholders to create high-quality specifications that facilitate Ethereum’s longevity, interoperability, and ease of integration. The Ethereum OASIS Project intends to develop clear, open...

Updated: 2020-12-01 4 minute read

Chainlink
ConsenSys
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Ernst & Young
Ethereum
Ethereum Foundation
Limechain
Microsoft
Nethermind
OASIS
Provide
Unibright


Consensys

ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligen...

Updated: 2020-11-30 7 minute read

Consensys
DIF
Rebooting WoT
Zug
uPort
uPortlandia


uPort

In your application, you must first configure your uPort object with an identifier and a private key (or signer function). There are several ways to instantiate a credentials object. The most common approach is to save a DID and private key on a server for your application and create a credential...

Updated: 2020-11-30 8 minute read

Consensys
Credentials Community Group
DID
DIDComm
DIF
Ethereum
GDPR
GLEIF
Onfido
PWC
Switzerland
Verifiable Credentials
Zug
uPort
uPortlandia


Ethereum Identity Specs and Apps

Ethereum-based Decentralized Identity Specs, Literature, (d)Apps, and GitHub Repositories.

Updated: 2020-11-05 8 minute read

3box
Consensys
ERC725
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Ethereum
Jolocom
Microsoft
Nuggets
OASIS
Transmute
Verifiable Credentials
uPort


3box

Ethereum Profiles makes it simple for users to create a reusable profile for their Ethereum address which can easily be shared with dapps to simplify the onboarding experience and create a more frictionless, social web3 dapp ecosystem. Ethereum Profiles allows Ethereum users to collect and contro...

Updated: 2020-11-05 4 minute read

3box
DIF
Ethereum
IPID
Verifiable Credentials
uPort


Jolocom

The protocol logic encodes a granular, claim-based model of identity that is highly generalized and unrestrictive in scope in order to accommodate a multiplicity of potential use cases and broad range of subjects of identity (users), including individual persons as well non-person entities like o...

Updated: 2020-11-04 1 minute read

BigchainDB
DID
DIF
Ethereum
IOTA
Jolocom
Solid
T-Labs


Cryptonomica

We make verification of key owner’s identity and store data about this verification: who, when, using which document made verification. And unlike in ‘Web of trust’ there is an established procedure for key verification, i.e. known rules according to witch identity of the key owner have to be pro...

Updated: 2019-07-11 2 minute read

Blockchain
Ethereum
PGP


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Organizations

(DIACC) The Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada

The Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada, known as the DIACC, is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian framework for digital identification and authentication. The framework is intended to enable Canadians to complete...

Updated: 2020-12-04 47 minute read

100101075
1Kosmos
2Keys
ATB
Affinity Credit Union
Applied Recognition
Arucc
Auth0
BCGov
BMO
Boloro
C1
CCUA
CDIC
Canada
Canada Health Infoway
Canadapost
Celero
Cibc
Convergence
DI
DIACC
Desjardins
Digidentity
Equifax
Equitable Bank
FIDO
Folio
ForgeRock
Gambit
Get Group
Hypersecu
IBM
IDC2018
ISO 18013-5
IdentityNorth
Identos
In fidem
In-Sec-M
Ingenico
Interac
Jumio
LD
Libro
Ltsa
Manulife
Mastercard
Mavennet
Modohr
Newbruns
Northern Block
Notarius couleur
OARO
One span
Onfido
Ontairo
Outlier
Payments Canada
Peer Social
PlaceSpeak
Plurilock
Pragma
Prodigy
Quartech
RBC 1
Safran
Saskatchewan
Securefact
Securekey
Simeio
Smart species
Stash
Supercluster
Td
Telus
TreeFort
Trulioo
Trust Framework
UXP Systems
Vallid
Vancity
Vivvo
Vlinder
Worldreach
Yoti
iComply
iProov


Decentralized Identity Foundation - DIF

A key piece of the decentralized identity equation is how people, organizations, and devices can be identified and located without centralized systems of identifiers (e.g. email addresses). DIF members are actively working on protocols and implementations that enable creation, resolution, and dis...

Updated: 2020-11-26 3 minute read

1kosmos
Accenture
Aries
Authenteq
BigchainDB
Bitcoin
BlockPass
Blockchain-foundry
Blockstack
British Columbia Ministry of Citizens Services
Civic
Claims and Credentials WG
Claims and Credentials WG
Consensys
Consent
DIDAuth WG
DIDComm WG
DIF
Danube Tech
Datum
Distributed ID
Dominode
Enigma
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Equinix
Evernym
GS1
GS1
Gem
Humanized-internet
Hyperledger Foundation
IBM
ID2020
IOTA
Identifiers and Discovery WG
Ideo
Interop WG
Jolocom
KYC-Chain
LNk-E
Mastercard
Meeco
MetaX
Microsoft
Mooti
NuID
Nuggets
Ockam
Onfido
Ontology
Pillar
R3
RSA
R_Block
SecureKey
Sovrin Foundation
Storage and Compute WG
Taqanu
Tierion
Transmute
Trusted key
Tykn
Universal Resolver
Validatedid
Veridium
aetna
auth0
botlabs
diwala
gamecredits
identos
netki
remme
sitekit
suru
uPort


Planetwork

We are dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a digital communications platform, operated as a public interest utility, that will strengthen civil society by enabling people to connect, communicate, make transactions, and self-organize in a manner that is consistent with the highest princip...

Updated: 2020-11-25 25 minute read

Augmented Social Network
Bloom
IDCommons
JLinc
OASIS
Planetwork
XDI


World Wide Web Consortium

First started as an IETF application area at the beginning of 1990, the Web standard stack, given its foreseen volume and applicative nature on top of the Internet protocols, quickly spun off its own forum. The W3C then laid the foundations of the Web with the development of HTML 4 and XML at the...

Updated: 2020-11-22 4 minute read

BTCR
Credentials Community Group
DID
JSON-LD
Linked Data
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
WebAuthN


GS1 - The Global Language of Business

Gs1 introduced the barcode in 1974. We are a global, neutral, non-profit standards organisation that brings efficiency and transparency to the supply chain. Our standards are proven by industry and can help you achieve your public policy goals. Designed by consensus, our standards are proven, ope...

Updated: 2020-11-21 9 minute read

GS1


The Sovrin Foundation

The Sovrin Foundation is a private-sector, international non-profit that was established to govern the world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network.

Updated: 2020-11-19 32 minute read

ARTiFACTS
ATB
Aalto
Absa
Amihan
Attinad
BIG
BakerHostetler
CULedger
Certisign
Cisco
Crypto Valley Association
Danube Tech
Datum
Desert Financial
Digicert
Digital Bazaar
Estatus
Evernym
Finicity
First Education CU
GDPR
IBM
Indy
InfoCert
KYC-Chain
OAS Staff FCU
Perkins Cole
ProSapien
Qiy Foundation
Royal CU
SICPA
SITA
Sovrin Foundation
Spark NZ
Swisscom
T-Labs
TNO
Trust Framework
Truu
TwinPeek
Tykn
Veridium
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
Vimsa
W3C
iRespond
lab10 collective


Women in Identity - @WomeninID

Digital identity solutions built for everyone are built by everyone. Women in Identity inspires, elevates and supports a more diverse workforce in the digital identity industry.

Updated: 2019-07-15 6 minute read

GDPR
WomeninID


MyData

We are entrepreneurs, activists, academics, listed corporations, public agencies, and developers. For years, we’ve been using different words for what we do – MyData, Self Data, VRM (Vendor Relationship Management), Internet of Me, PIMS (Personal Information Management Services) etc, while sharin...

Updated: 2019-07-11 31 minute read

AI
DKMS
GDPR
JLinc
Mecco
MyData
OAuth
Verifiable Credentials
eIDAS


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Identity Foundation (DIF)

Decentralized Identity Foundation - DIF

A key piece of the decentralized identity equation is how people, organizations, and devices can be identified and located without centralized systems of identifiers (e.g. email addresses). DIF members are actively working on protocols and implementations that enable creation, resolution, and dis...

Updated: 2020-11-26 3 minute read

1kosmos
Accenture
Aries
Authenteq
BigchainDB
Bitcoin
BlockPass
Blockchain-foundry
Blockstack
British Columbia Ministry of Citizens Services
Civic
Claims and Credentials WG
Claims and Credentials WG
Consensys
Consent
DIDAuth WG
DIDComm WG
DIF
Danube Tech
Datum
Distributed ID
Dominode
Enigma
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Equinix
Evernym
GS1
GS1
Gem
Humanized-internet
Hyperledger Foundation
IBM
ID2020
IOTA
Identifiers and Discovery WG
Ideo
Interop WG
Jolocom
KYC-Chain
LNk-E
Mastercard
Meeco
MetaX
Microsoft
Mooti
NuID
Nuggets
Ockam
Onfido
Ontology
Pillar
R3
RSA
R_Block
SecureKey
Sovrin Foundation
Storage and Compute WG
Taqanu
Tierion
Transmute
Trusted key
Tykn
Universal Resolver
Validatedid
Veridium
aetna
auth0
botlabs
diwala
gamecredits
identos
netki
remme
sitekit
suru
uPort


Interop Working Group - DIF

Community collaboration and project management on Interoperability. Develop and publish definitions of success with respect to business interoperability, at the highest level. Defining points of protocol-defined touchpoints for maximum interchangeability of components at every layer; it is assume...

Updated: 2020-11-26 1 minute read

Credentials Community Group
DIF
Hyperledger Foundation
IETF
Interop WG
Trust over IP
W3C


Secure Data Storage WG - DIF

Secure, encrypted, privacy-preserving storage and computation of data is a critical component of decentralized identity systems. As with identifiers and names must be self-sovereign to the owning entity, a user’s identity data must remain private, only accessible to the entities they allow. DIF m...

Updated: 2020-11-26 2 minute read

DIF
Encrypted Data Vaults
Hubs
Secure Data Storage
Storage and Compute WG
W3C


Identifiers & Discovery Working Group - DIF

Members of the Working Group are engaged in development of protocols and systems that enable creation, resolution, and discovery of decentralized identifiers and names across underlying decentralized systems, like blockchains and distributed ledgers.

Updated: 2020-11-26 6 minute read

BTCR
DID
DIF
ERC725
Ethereum
ION
Identifiers and Discovery WG
JSON-LD
KERI
Linked Data
Peer DID
Universal Registrar
Universal Resolver
Verifiable Credentials


(DID) Authentication Working Group - DIF

The purpose of this working group is to design, recommend and implement authentication and authorization protocols that rely upon open standards and cryptographic protocols using DIDs and DID Documents. Recommendations and development of specifications, protocols, and formats for data structures ...

Updated: 2020-11-26 2 minute read

Aries
DID
DIDAuth
DIDAuth WG
DIDComm
DIF
SOIP
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


DID Communications WG - DIF

Produce one or more high-quality specs that embody a method (“DIDComm”) for secure, private and (where applicable) authenticated message-based communication, where trust is rooted in DIDs and depends on the messages themselves, not on the external properties of the transport(s) used. The method m...

Updated: 2020-11-26 3 minute read

Aries
DID
DIDComm
DIDComm WG
DIF
W3C


Claims and Credentials Working Group - DIF

Join this group to contribute to the standards and technology that create, exchange, and verify claims and credentials in a decentralized identity ecosystem. For example, a cryptographically verifiable credential that proves an individual has a college degree or is of a certain age. Our members f...

Updated: 2020-11-25 2 minute read

Claims and Credentials WG
Credentials Community Group
DIF
JSON-LD
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


KERI - Key Event Receipt Infrastructure

An identity system based secure overlay for the Internet is presented. This includes a primary root-of-trust in self-certifying identifiers. It presents a formalism for Autonomic Identifiers (AIDs) and Autonomic Namespaces (ANs). They are part of an Autonomic Identity System (AIS). This system us...

Updated: 2020-11-22 7 minute read

DID
DIF
DKMI
KERI
Rebooting WoT


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History

Augmented Social Network

The Augmented Social Network is a proposal for a “next generation” online community that would strengthen the collaborative nature of the Internet, enhancing its ability to act as a public commons that engages citizens in civil society. The ASN creates an infrastructure for trusted relationships ...

Updated: 2020-11-26 172 minute read

Augmented Social Network
Microsoft
OASIS
Planetwork


Planetwork

We are dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a digital communications platform, operated as a public interest utility, that will strengthen civil society by enabling people to connect, communicate, make transactions, and self-organize in a manner that is consistent with the highest princip...

Updated: 2020-11-25 25 minute read

Augmented Social Network
Bloom
IDCommons
JLinc
OASIS
Planetwork
XDI


W3C History

First started as an IETF application area at the beginning of 1990, the Web standard stack, given its foreseen volume and applicative nature on top of the Internet protocols, quickly spun off its own forum. The W3C then laid the foundations of the Web with the development of HTML 4 and XML at the...

Updated: 2020-11-22 9 minute read

Microsoft
OAuth
W3C


History (2015-2019) Emergence of Blockchain for Identity and the United Nations

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet a...

Updated: 2020-01-05 25 minute read

Accenture
BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
Blockchain for Impact
Consensys
Credentials Community Group
DHS
DID
DKMS
DPKI
Digital Bazaar
ERC725
Ethereum
Evernym
GDPR
Humanitarian
IBM
ID2020
Indy
Learning Machine
Linked Data
Mastercard
Microsoft
MyData
PGP
Rebooting WoT
Respect Network
Self Sovereign Identity
UN Agenda - Sustainable Development
UN/CEFACT
UNDP
UNHCR
Universal Resolver
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
W3C
WEF
XDI
uPort


Decentralized Identity. Pre-history + resources for further exploration.

These pages are loosely categorized by year and era. The date ranges, are somewhat arbitrary and not perfectly adhered to, and the headings are not perfect descriptors of those date ranges. Rather those are some major themes occuring within that time period.

Updated: 2020-01-05 6 minute read

DPKI
IETF
PGP


History (2000-2009) Augmented Social Network - Laws of Identity - User Centric

The first International Planetwork Conference - Global Ecology and Information Technology, San Francisco, May 2000. The community that developed around the Planetwork conferences, including Linktank, formed the social and intellectual foundation for what became known as Self Sovereign Identity.

Updated: 2020-01-04 17 minute read

Augmented Social Network
Digital Bazaar
FIDO
IDCommons
IIW
Laws of Identity
Microsoft
OASIS
OAuth
OpenID
Planetwork
XDI


History (2010-2014) Personal Data: Emergence of a New Assets Class

Your IDENTITY is at the root of your relationship with any service providing company, including the telecom companies. Honestly sir, the proper structure of the global network that emanates out of US agencies, laboratories, universities, offices, homes and increasingly pockets, is one based on un...

Updated: 2020-01-04 17 minute read

Bitcoin
California
Credentials Community Group
DIACC
Danube Tech
FIDO
IBM
IndieAuth
Jolocom
Microsoft
OAuth
Respect Network
Swisscom
Trust Framework
W3C
WebAuthN
XDI


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Blockchain

Veres One

Our vision is to enable all people and organizations in the world to create and own their online identifiers, control their identity data and with whom they share that data.

Updated: 2020-11-10 1 minute read

DID
Digital Bazaar
Veres One
Veres One Community Group
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


Handshake

Handshake is a UTXO-based blockchain protocol which manages the registration, renewal and transfer of DNS top-level domains (TLDs). Our naming protocol differs from its predecessors in that it has no concept of namespacing or subdomains at the consensus layer. Its purpose is not to replace DNS, b...

Updated: 2020-11-10 2 minute read

DNS
Handshake


Blockchain Identity

Traditional identity systems typically suffer from single points of failure, lack of interoperability, and privacy issues such as encouraging mass data collection and user tracking. Blockchain technology has the potential to support novel data ownership and governance models with built-in control...

Updated: 2020-11-10 8 minute read

Authenteq
Blockstack
Civic
Datum
GDPR
Microsoft
ProCivis
uPort


Department Homeland Security (DHS)

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen n...

Updated: 2020-11-02 17 minute read

Blockcerts
Celerity
DHS
DKMS
Danube Tech
Digital Bazaar
Dignario
Evernym
Factom
Indicio
Learning Machine
MATTR
Mavnet
Mesur
Narf
Respect Network
SICPA
SecureKey
Solarity
Spherity
Stranger Labs
Transmute
Trinsic
USA
Verifiable Credentials
Verified.ME
W3C


Factom Inc.

Established in 2014, the founders recognized bitcoin’s limitations to be a practical blockchain for Enterprise data solutions. Generally, distributed records, information and documents have been difficult to protect, challenging to synchronize, and impossible to truly verify because of the manual...

Updated: 2020-11-02 1 minute read

Blockchain
DHS
DID
Factom


Verfiable Organizations Network (VON)

an initiative by the government of British Columbia to create a trusted network of organizational data. It allows organizations to claim credentials that are part of their own digital identity, using a component called TheOrgBook that lists entities with their associated public verifiable claims.

Updated: 2020-01-11 3 minute read

Canada
Hyperledger Foundation
IIW
Indy
Rebooting WoT
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network


Bitcoin Identity Standards and Applications

The Bitcoin Reference DID method (did:btcr) supports DIDs on the public Bitcoin blockchain. The Bitcoin Reference method has minimal design goals: a DID trust anchor based on the Bitcoin blockchain, updates publicly visible and auditable via Bitcoin transactions, and optionally, additional DID Do...

Updated: 2020-01-07 4 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
Ethereum
ION
Microsoft
Rebooting WoT
W3C
XDI


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Hyperledger Foundation

Hyperledger Foundation

Hyperledger began in 2015 when many different companies interested in blockchain technology realized they could achieve more by working together than by working separately. These firms decided to pool their resources and create open-source blockchain technology that anyone could use. These far-s...

Updated: 2020-11-18 5 minute read

Aries
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Evernym
Fabric
Indy
Linux Foundation
Microsoft
Salesforce
Sawtooth
Sovrin Foundation
Ursa


Hyperledger Aries

One of the architectural components of Indy is called an Agent. This is software that acts on behalf of an identity owner to communicate off-ledger with other Agents. As Agent work continued with the development of message encryption standards, extensible message typing, and common protocols, int...

Updated: 2020-01-07 4 minute read

Aries
Bitcoin
Blockchain
DKMS
Indy
Verifiable Organizations Network


Hyperledger Indy Resources

Hyperledger Indy provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other silo. Indy is interoperable with other blockchains or c...

Updated: 2019-07-10 2 minute read

Evernym
IBM
Indy
Sovrin Foundation
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network


Indy Github Repositories

“Hyperledger Indy provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other silo.”

Updated: 2019-03-08 less than 1 minute read

Aries
Code
Hyperledger Foundation
Indy
Ursa


Hyperledger Global Forum-2018

“SAN FRANCISCO AND BASEL, SWITZERLAND – (December 12, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today kicked off the first day of its Hyperledger Global Forum. The event has drawn more than 650 attendees from as far as Aust...

Updated: 2019-03-06 1 minute read

ATB
Blockcerts
CULedger
DigiCert
Evernym
Fabric
GDPR
Hyperledger Forum
Indy
MyCuID
R3
Sovrin Foundation
Switzerland
Verifiable Organizations Network


Adoption of Hyperledger Identity Initiatives

“Founding members of the Accelerator include industry leading organizations ATB Financial, IAG, Irish Life, the International Federation of Red Cross, Spark New Zealand, Truu and three provincial and state governments. Collectively, these organizations represent the interests of 100’s of millions...

Updated: 2019-03-05 5 minute read

ATB
Accenture
Adoption
Aries
Blockchain
CULedger
Cisco
Consensys
Ethereum Enterprise Alliance
Evernym
Fabric
Hyperledger Foundation
IOT
IOTA
Indy
MyData
RDF
Sawtooth
Sovrin Foundation
Truu
Tykn
UN Agenda - Sustainable Development
Ursa


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Sovrin Foundation

The Sovrin Foundation

The Sovrin Foundation is a private-sector, international non-profit that was established to govern the world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network.

Updated: 2020-11-19 32 minute read

ARTiFACTS
ATB
Aalto
Absa
Amihan
Attinad
BIG
BakerHostetler
CULedger
Certisign
Cisco
Crypto Valley Association
Danube Tech
Datum
Desert Financial
Digicert
Digital Bazaar
Estatus
Evernym
Finicity
First Education CU
GDPR
IBM
Indy
InfoCert
KYC-Chain
OAS Staff FCU
Perkins Cole
ProSapien
Qiy Foundation
Royal CU
SICPA
SITA
Sovrin Foundation
Spark NZ
Swisscom
T-Labs
TNO
Trust Framework
Truu
TwinPeek
Tykn
Veridium
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
Vimsa
W3C
iRespond
lab10 collective


Evernym

The world’s leading platform for verifiable credentials. Build and deploy self-sovereign identity solutions, with the technology and go-to-market resources powering the largest implementations of digital credentials in production.

Updated: 2020-11-02 5 minute read

ATB
DHS
DID
DIF
Evernym
IOTA
Indy
Respect Network
Sovrin Foundation
Trust over IP
Verifiable Credentials


Sovrin Related Literature and Media

Digital identity is one of the oldest and hardest problems on the Internet. There is still no way to use digital credentials to prove our online identity the same way we do in the offine world. This is finally changing. First, the World Wide Web Consortium is standardizing the format of digitally...

Updated: 2019-07-13 3 minute read

DKMS
Evernym
GDPR
Humanitarian
Indy
Sovrin Foundation
Trust Framework
Tykn


Hyperledger Indy Resources

Hyperledger Indy provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other silo. Indy is interoperable with other blockchains or c...

Updated: 2019-07-10 2 minute read

Evernym
IBM
Indy
Sovrin Foundation
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network


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Media

SSI-Meetup on Open Standards and Implementations

SSI Meetup is an open, collaborative community to help SSI evangelists around the world, independent of company interests or standards. Our main mission is to help you connect with other SSI enthusiasts and create a dynamic, local, yet globally connected community.

Updated: 2019-07-20 1 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
DID
DKMS
Ethereum
ION
Microsoft
SSI-Meetup
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


SSI-Meetup - Use Cases

SSI Meetup is an open, collaborative community to help SSI evangelists around the world, independent of company interests or standards. Our main mission is to help you connect with other SSI enthusiasts and create a dynamic, local, yet globally connected community.

Updated: 2019-07-20 1 minute read

Financial Services
Healthcare
IOT
SSI-Meetup
Truu
Verifiable Credentials


SSI-Meetup

SSI Meetup is an open, collaborative community to help SSI evangelists around the world, independent of company interests or standards. Our main mission is to help you connect with other SSI enthusiasts and create a dynamic, local, yet globally connected community.

Updated: 2019-07-20 2 minute read

Alastria
Aries
CULedger
GDPR
IIW
MyCuID
MyData
SSI-Meetup
Self Sovereign Identity
Trust Framework


Hyperledger Global Forum-2018

“SAN FRANCISCO AND BASEL, SWITZERLAND – (December 12, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today kicked off the first day of its Hyperledger Global Forum. The event has drawn more than 650 attendees from as far as Aust...

Updated: 2019-03-06 1 minute read

ATB
Blockcerts
CULedger
DigiCert
Evernym
Fabric
GDPR
Hyperledger Forum
Indy
MyCuID
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Sovrin Foundation
Switzerland
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Code

SSI-DID Github Repositories

A start at listing all DID-SSI related GitHub Repositories.

Updated: 2019-03-15 25 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
Blockstack
Credentials Community Group
DIDAuth
Danube Tech
Danube Tech
Digital Bazaar
Ethereum
IBM
ID2020
IOTA
Indy
JSON-LD
Jolocom
Learning Machine
Linked Data
OASIS
Ockam
RDF
Rebooting WoT
Universal Resolver
Ursa
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
W3C
XDI
uPort


Indy Github Repositories

“Hyperledger Indy provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other silo.”

Updated: 2019-03-08 less than 1 minute read

Aries
Code
Hyperledger Foundation
Indy
Ursa


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Workshops

IIW Session Topics (Unofficial)

If you want to stay current in digital identity, keeping an eye on the session topics of the biannual internet identity workshop is a good place to start.

Updated: 2020-11-10 102 minute read

AI
Aries
BBS Signatures
Blockstack
CCPA
California
DID
DIDComm
DIF
DKMI
DKMS
Danube Tech
Ethereum
Evernym
FIDO
GDPR
GS1
ID2020
Indy
JLinc
JSON-LD
KERI
Mattr
MyData
OASIS
OAuth
OIDC
Onfido
Respect Network
Trust Framework
Universal Registrar
Universal Resolver
Ursa
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
WebAuthN
XDI
XDI
eIDAS
iRespond


Rebooting Web Of Trust - Papers and Advance Readings Index

The Web of Trust. It’s the buzzword for a new model of decentralized identity. However, it’s also a phrase that dates back almost twenty-five years and has been heavily overloaded with meaning during that time. The classic definition of Web of Trust derives from PGP, but the top Google results re...

Updated: 2020-10-10 31 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
Blockstack
California
Consensys
DID
DKMS
DPKI
Digital Bazaar
Ethereum
GDPR
Hubs
IPID
JSON-LD
PGP
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
XDI
eIDAS


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Decentralized Web

Secure Scuttlebutt

Secure Scuttlebutt is a database protocol for unforgeable append-only message feeds. “Unforgeable” means that only the owner of a feed can update that feed, as enforced by digital signing (see Security properties). This property makes Secure Scuttlebutt useful for peer-to-peer applications. Secur...

Updated: 2020-01-09 13 minute read

Scuttlebot


FreeNode IRC #indieweb-dev on IIW RWoT and DID’s

OAuth has become the de facto standard for authorization and authentication on the web. Nearly every company with an API used by third party developers has implemented OAuth to enable people to build apps on top of it. While OAuth is a great framework for this, the way it has ended up being used ...

Updated: 2019-06-03 17 minute read

DID
IIW
IndieAuth
IndieWeb
OAuth
P2P
Rebooting WoT
W3C


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