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  • European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) 2023-02-14

    The European blockchain services infrastructure (EBSI) consists of a peer-to-peer network of interconnected nodes running a blockchain-based services infrastructure. Each member of the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) – the 27 EU countries, Norway, Liechtenstein and the European Commission – will run at least one node.

    The infrastructure is made up of different layers including:

    • a base layer containing the basic infrastructure, connectivity, the blockchain and necessary storage;
    • a core services layer that will enable all EBSI-based use cases and applications;
    • additional layers dedicated to use cases and specific applications.


  • EBSI developers hub

    A one-stop shop for EBSI application providers to discover our specs, then build and test their solutions.

  • EBSI Wallet Conformance Testing

    With the EBSI Conformance Seal, your wallet will be recognized as a trusted and reliable tool for digital transactions across Europe.


  • About ESSIF framework eSSIF Network

    ESSIF aims to be GDPR compliant while aligning with eIDAS to ensure that ESSIF can leverage existing legal frameworks, enabling ESSIF to provide digital evidence supporting legal enforceability. All this in line with the revision of eIDAS, which aims to “improve its effectiveness, extend its benefits to the private sector and promote trusted digital identities for all Europeans and create a secure and interoperable European digital identity that puts citizens in control.”

  • European Commission adopts decision to license European Blockchain Services Infrastructure software as open-source 2022-07-12

    The Decision to make EBSI software available for licencing under the European Union Public Licence is an example of how the European Commission is not only using, but also contributing to the open-source community and thereby growing the ecosystem around EBSI.

  • 5 reasons why professionals and enthusiasts of Self-Sovereign Information Sharing should look into EBSI 2022-08

    The web is increasingly more distributed, and with it, a new pattern of information sharing is emerging: Self Sovereign Information sharing, where citizens stay in control of their information by choosing what and when to disclose it, and to whom EBSI enables self-sovereign Citizen-to-Government (C2G) and C2B (Citizen-to-Business) privacy-preserving information sharing.

  • [Video] Verifiable Credentials explained 2022-03-13 Smart Degrees

    Verifiable Credentials, its infrastructure (European Blockchain Services Infrastructure, EBSI), and the vast opportunities that it currently provides, through a user’s journey (“Eva’s trip”).

  • [Presentation] EBSI Explained 2021-03-03 Daniel du Seuil

    Our ambition is to establish global leadership in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

    • Joined-up political vision (EU-MS)
    • Public-private partnership
    • Connecting Global Expertise
    • Investing in EU Innovation and start-ups
    • Promoting an enabling DSM
  • [Video] Experience the future with the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) EBSI 2019-11-28

    The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure aims to deliver EU-wide cross-border digital public services using blockchain technology. The EBSI will materialize as a network of distributed nodes across Europe (the blockchain), leveraging an increasing number of applications focused on specific use cases.



European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF)

  • European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF) Europa.eu 2021-01

    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 high-level technical documents, and conceptual technical documents. The content of these documents will be updated as long as the use case implementation evolves.

  • ESSIF: The European self-sovereign identity framework 2020-02-03 SSI Ambassador

    The European self-sovereign identity framework (ESSIF) is part of the European blockchain service infrastructure (EBSI). The EBSI is a joint initiative from the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) to deliver EU-wide cross-border public services using blockchain technology.

    The EBSI aims to become a “gold standard” digital infrastructure to support the launch and operation of EU-wide cross-border public services. It is a multi-blockchain network with multiple use-cases such as notarization of documents, ESSIF, certification of diplomas and trusted data sharing. While there is an EBSI wallet, it’s for test purposes only and not for the public. The consensus of the permissioned network will be achieved via proof of authority (POA) with one note per member state.

  • Understanding the European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF) – Daniël Du Seuil and Carlos Pastor – Webinar 32 2019-07-07 SSI-Meetup

    European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) assists the European Commission in establishing a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI). In the short term (2019-2020), the main objective is to start the operation of EU-wide Blockchain-based services and to promote the use of the EBSI in “virtually” every domain of the public sector able to benefit from Blockchain technology. The EBSI has a particular focus on cross-border public services. In 2018, the EBP identified a set of Use-Cases to be implemented on the EBSI one of these important use cases is the European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF). The EBSI will implement a generic Self-Sovereign Identity capability that is integrated and interoperable with existing building blocks and legal frameworks like eIDAS and GDPR.

  • [Presentation] European Self Sovereign Identity Framework 2019-01-24 EU Commission

    In European Blockchain Partnership NL-GER-BE started a initiative on European Self Sovereign Identity framework (eSSIF). ○ How to facilitate cross-border interaction with SSI. ○ How to make/keep national SSI projects interoperable. ○ How to integrate/align existing building blocks such as eIDAS, e-delivery, once-only with SSI. ○ How to conceptualize and build an identity layer in the new European Blockchain Services Infrastructure. ○ How to preserve European/democratic values in the implementation of Self Sovereign identity.