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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


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


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


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


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


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: 2021-04-19 12 minute read

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


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


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