Centre - Verite


Verite is a decentralized identity framework demonstrating end-to-end, ecosystem-scale crypto and DeFi prototypes. With Verite, our focus is iteratively building open protocols rather than a product or a platform.

Verite is based on open-source building blocks that are developed collaboratively at international standards organizations:

“I am thrilled to welcome executives of this caliber to our team,” said David Puth, CEO of Centre. “Both Linda and Danielle bring an abundance of experience that will guide our organization as we create standards for the burgeoning blockchain space.”

Founded by Coinbase and Circle in 2018, the mission is to provide the governance and standards for the future digital financial ecosystem.

We began by launching US Dollar Coin (USDC), a fiat-backed stablecoin and now the second largest stablecoin on the market. The standards we laid out for USDC provide a layer of trust and transparency so that users can operate with security and confidence as we enter a new world of digital payments.

We strongly believe that open standards are a key enabler for the development and scaling of new digital identity services around the globe. In this context, we are glad to be part of the Verite Distributed ID standards.” – Mung Ki Woo, VP Trust Services, Ledger

Currently available in TypeScript and published through NPM, the Verite library seeks to make it easier to implement VCs in a variety of forms. The library is early and an additional goal of the library is to collect community feedback.

Developed last year and launched in Q1 of 2022, the Verite standard welcomes this flourishing of products and experiments with Verifiable Credentials and other privacy-preserving, data-minimizing patterns and principles.

But as the world shifts to an increasingly digital native format, and as people take more ownership over their identity, how can the issuance of, presentation of, and verification of credentials be managed?

Since verification is off-chain (and generally fast/inexpensive, depending on the provider), and since this avoids on-chain storage of potentially correlatable data, this is often the preferred solution.

In this letter, we focus on two questions relevant to identifying Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) regulations and  guidance that may be outdated, redundant, or do not promote a risk-based AML/CFT regulatory regime

In this letter, we focus on a couple of issues that would be beneficial in expanding the Australian regulatory frameworks to include crypto assets. Furthermore, our comments pertain specifically to fiat-backed stablecoins, which are backed on a 1:1 basis by reserve assets, such as bank deposits and short-term government bonds.

Together with Archblock, the team behind the TrueFi protocol, MetaMask Institutional and Parallel Markets, Circle Internet Financial has built the first proof-of-concept for “know your business” (KYB) verification using Verite, Centre’s set of open source protocols for decentralized digital identity credentials

if the signature is verified, we allow the minting to happen. When that’s complete, we update the PREVIOUS_SIGNATURE variable. This is, as with many things in this demo, a simplified replay attack prevention model. This can and probably should be extended to support your own use cases.