Community Posts

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 […]

April 15, 2019

Sovrin Foundation joins EU blockchain association as founding member

The Sovrin Foundation is proud to be a part of a community where digital innovation inspires collaboration among distinct sectors of society to advance technologies that will ultimately improve the way we live. One such example occurred on April 3, 2019 when the European Union Commission launched the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA). […]

February 18, 2019

2018 Yearly Report—Moving Forward

Dear Sovrin Community, I’m delighted to share with you the Sovrin Foundation 2018 annual report showcasing the fantastic growth and stability we saw last year. To date, the Sovrin Foundation has approved over 70 Stewards and welcomed contributions from over 250 unique contributors. Some of the highlights of the report include: Upgrading the Sovrin Network with key […]

January 4, 2019

Sovrin Looks Forward to the New Year

Dear Sovrin Community  –  Within the Sovrin Foundation you’ll find a combination of unique traits that are woven into the fabric of this small, but growing, organization. Perhaps these traits are a function of the size of our organization and its humble beginnings. Small groups of people with shared passions often work well together. Perhaps […]

December 20, 2018

Self-Sovereign Identity Video: An Introduction to Sovrin

Imagine a world where the things you use to prove your existence in the physical world (like a driver’s license, passport or college degree) could be securely stored, managed and shared online. The Sovrin Network is designed to do this. Sovrin gives identity holders the ability to manage controllable, trustworthy, and verifiable digital credentials– that […]

December 14, 2018

Workday’s Behind the Cloud Series Features Sovrin Foundation Chairman

Behind the Cloud is a video series produced by Workday, (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The series explores the technology and people integral to the enterprise cloud. Dr. Phillip Windley, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Sovrin Foundation and co-founder of the Internet Identity Workshop, […]

November 29, 2018

Sovrin Welcomes EBPI, lab10 collective, Spark, and Swisscom Blockchain as Founding Stewards

We’re excited to welcome the European Business Process Institute (EBPI), lab10 collective, Spark, and Swisscom Blockchain as Founding Stewards. These organizations join more than 50 Sovrin Stewards who span software experts, telecom and IT giants, NGOs, blockchain experts and financial institutions. Sovrin Stewards share a common belief in self-sovereign identity (SSI) as a public utility […]