Decentralized Identity Foundation - DIF

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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 discovery of decentralized identifiers and names across decentralized systems, like blockchains and distributed ledgers.

Identity Foundation


Working groups


DIF members, who share the goal of “building an open source decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices” include: • 1kosmosAccentureaetnaAuthenteqauth0BigchainDBBlockPassBlockchain-foundryBlockstackBritish Columbia Ministry of Citizens ServicesbotlabsCivicConsentConsensysDanubedatumDistributed IDdiwalaDominodeEnigmaEnterprise Ethereum AllianceEvernymEquinixgamecredits[ϟ] • GemGS1Humanized-internetHyperledgerID2020IdeoidentosIBMIOTAJolocomKYC-ChainLNKEMastercardMeecoMetaXMicrosoftMootinetkiNuIDNuggetsOckamOnfidoONTologyPillarR_BlockR3remmeRSASecureKey<sitekit>SovrinsuruTaqanuTierionTransmuteTrusted keyuPortValidatedidVeridiumzinc

DIF Monthly Newsletter

Working Group Updates:

  • ☂️ InterOp Project - Demonstrating interoperability across various teams/project and technology stack.
  • 💡 Identifiers & Discovery - How people, organizations, and devices can be identified and located without centralized systems.
  • 💠 Storage & Compute - Secure, encrypted, privacy-preserving storage and computation of data.
  • 🛡️ Claims & Credentials - Verifying claims and assertions of identities.
  • 🔓 DID Auth - DID-based authentication specs, standards, and libraries.

/decentralized-identity - GitHub


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