Community Posts

November 20, 2019

On Guardianship in Self-Sovereign Identity

Announcing a new whitepaper from the Guardianship Task Force of the Sovrin Foundation and the launch of the Sovrin Guardianship Working Group As a new model for internet-scale digital identity, self-sovereign identity (SSI) moves beyond centralized “identity providers” by creating an infrastructure enabling anyone to issue, hold, and verify digital credentials signed with cryptographic private […]

November 11, 2019

Building a community of self-sovereign identity allies to forge alliances and moving decentralized identity forward

Last week, the DID Alliance, a new initiative focusing on usability and provenance for decentralized identity, issued a press release announcing the launch of their organization. In the press release, the DID Alliance mistakenly included the Sovrin Foundation in their list of members. While the Sovrin Foundation has been working with the DID Alliance in […]

September 10, 2019

The Sovrin Foundation announces a new Task Force on Compliance and Payments

Digital tokens, digital payments, and other forms of digital value exchange experienced  explosive growth over the past few years. Transmitting money or other types of stored value digitally is almost always faster and more convenient for both parties—and is often  more secure. As a result, companies outside of formal regulated banking are now offering financial […]

August 30, 2019

The vision for a truly trustworthy internet

By Scott Perry, member of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group Scott Perry owns and operates Scott S. Perry CPA PLLC, a boutique cybersecurity CPA audit Firm which is one of only seven Firms qualified to audit public Certification Authorities (internet trust anchors) in the U.S.. He is a founding member of the Sovrin Governance […]

August 20, 2019

Sovrin Governance Spotlight: Economic Advisory Council

Earlier this year, issuers of Sovrin-based verifiable credentials started writing directly to the Sovrin Public Ledger. This significant milestone for the Sovrin Network not only supports the mission of the Sovrin Foundation in providing Identity for All, but also the work of the Sovrin Stewards and Transaction Endorsers that are bringing self-sovereign identity products and […]

July 30, 2019

An incubator for digital independence

By: Heather Dahl, Executive Director & CEO, Sovrin Foundation On July 23rd, the Sovrin Foundation announced the launch of the first ever incubator for decentralized digital identity. The Self-Sovereign Identity Incubator, which will be based in San Francisco, marks the transition from decentralized identity as a concept that can solve the persistent problem of verifying […]

July 8, 2019

Announcing four Sovrin Governance Framework WG Task Forces

By Drummond Reed, Chair of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group After finishing V2 of the Sovrin Governance Framework, the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group (SGFWG) has launched four task forces to continue exploring the cutting edge of policy for self-sovereign identity (SSI) and verifiable credentials. Each of these task forces is tackling a problem […]

June 20, 2019

Sovrin on Technometria

Thoughts on Libra Originally posted on Technometria by Phil Windley Chair, Sovrin Foundation Board of Trustees Summary Facebook has announced their Libra cryptocurrency. This is good news for cryptocurrencies and market-incentivized networks. I worry that Libra’s financial inclusion might come with an attendent loss of privacy or autonomy.     Yesterday, after months of speculation, Facebook […]

May 22, 2019

Announcing the new Sovrin Governance Framework blog series

By Drummond Reed, Chair of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group Welcome to the new monthly blog of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group (SGFWG). We are launching this blog to celebrate the launch of the Sovrin Governance Framework (SGF) Version 2, which was formally approved by the Sovrin Board of Trustees on 27 March […]

May 21, 2019

Sovrin proudly contributes to Hyperledger Aries

By Sam Curren, Sovrin Agent Architect One of the clear highlights of Consensus 2019 for the decentralized identity community was when Brian Behlendorf took the stage and announced Hyperledger Aries, the newest project to be accepted into Hyperledger under the Linux Foundation. Sovrin Foundation led the charge for Aries to be added to Hyperledger. Aries […]