Canadian Governemnt of British Columbia, and the Verfiable Organizations Network

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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-based open source components which form VON’s backbone. TheOrgBook is a publicly accessible repository of verifiable claims about organizations. VON-X enables services to verify and issue credentials. - A Production Government Deployment of Hyperledger Indy- John Jordan, Stephen Curran.

IACA May 2018
VON-Using-Blockchain-Technology IACA May 2018- Presentation

The Org Book - Source

OrgBook BC is a searchable public directory of open verifiable data about organizations legally registered in BC.

Global Connections Made With AgentBook

Using AgentBook, approximately 30 people from South Africa, Europe, Canada and the USA were able to build and run their own Hyperledger Indy agent, connect with other agents using decentralized identifiers (DIDs) to establish a secure communication mechanism, and using that communication mechanism, send messages to each other.

The VON IIW 28 Demonstration: IIWBook - Now, with IIWBook, we’ve added a (literal) new layer by extending the core of AgentBook with the ability to exchange verifiable credentials. Even more exciting, through collaboration with Streetcred and Spark New Zealand, we have a mobile agent (or two!).

  • iiwbook.vonx.io

    IIWBook is an authorization service that issues to requesting IIW attendees a Hyperledger Indy-style verifiable credential attesting to their attendance at IIW 28. This is part of a demonstration of self-sovereign identity in action presented by the Government of British Columbia and IIW.

Developers exchange

Better ways for government and developers to work together

GitHub Repositories

BCGov

BCGov - VON

  • bcgov/TheOrgBook - A public repository of verifiable claims about organizations. A key component of the Verifiable Organization Network.
  • bcgov/von - Verifiable Organizations Network.
  • bcgov/von-network - A portable development level Indy Node network.
  • bcgov/von-connector - Verifiable Organization Network Connector.
  • bcgov/von-ledger-explorer - The VON Ledger Explorer.
  • bcgov/greenlight - A demonstration of the verifiable organization network showing a new restaurant gathering the permits necessary to open.

Indy

Getting Started with Hyperledger Indy 2018-06-VON-Webinar-for-Sovrin-Indy-Community (1).mp4 BCovrin - Indy TestNet

  • bcgov/von-network - A portable development level Indy Node network.
  • bcgov/indy-catalyst - Hyperledger Indy Catalyst is a set of application level software components designed to accelerate the adoption of trustworthy entity to entity communications.
  • bcgov/indy-sdk-postgres-storage - PostgreSQL plug-in for use with the indy-sdk.

  • bcgov/indy-catalyst - Hyperledger Indy Catalyst is a set of application level software components designed to accelerate the adoption of trustworthy entity to entity communications.
  • bcgov/indy-sdk-postgres-storage - PostgreSQL plug-in for use with the indy-sdk

Agents

DID-Auth

Public Services and Procurement Canada