Developer Posts

January 29, 2020

How the recent approval of the Sovrin Governance Framework v2 affects Transaction Authors

The new Transaction Author Agreement will be added to the Sovrin networks in coming weeks. Authors: Lynn Bendixsen (Sovrin Foundation) and Richard Esplin (Evernym) With the recent approval of the Sovrin Governance Framework v2, we have a Transaction Author Agreement (TAA) that we can now use on the production Sovrin networks. Last June we posted […]

June 26, 2019

Preparing for the Sovrin Transaction Author Agreement

By: Adam Burdett, Software Engineer, Sovrin Foundation All terms appearing in First Letter Capitals in this article are defined in the Sovrin Glossary. The Sovrin community has approved adding a legal agreement between the Sovrin Foundation and the individuals and organizations that write to the Sovrin Ledger as Transaction Authors. The Transaction Author Agreement (TAA) […]

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 […]

January 16, 2019

Upcoming Sovrin Agent Connectathon

The Sovrin Foundation is hosting a Sovrin Agent Connectathon. We will test and develop agents against the established standards that are a part of the Sovrin Agent Protocol. Progress will also be made on establishing new standards for agents. If you have developed an agent for use within the Sovrin ecosystem, this event is for […]

December 18, 2018

Sovrin Network gets major upgrade: Ready for widespread usage

The Sovrin Network is a decentralized global public network enabling self-sovereign identity on the internet and a successful implementation of Hyperledger Indy. Sovrin has recently announced a major features update improving the overall ledger performance and stability in preparation for widespread adoption. Sovrin Network 1.6 now supports backward compatibility, allowing the ledger to remain online […]

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, […]

December 12, 2018

Sovrin contributes to Hyperledger Ursa: A win for cryptography, security, and interoperability

Hyperledger recently announced the release of an exciting new project called Ursa. Ursa enables all Hyperledger projects, like Fabric and Sawtooth, to use existing, trusted cryptographic libraries as well as implement new cryptographic libraries with greater ease and security. The addition of this new project marks a significant step forward for cryptography security and interoperability […]

November 2, 2018

Event: TPAC 2018

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop standards across the internet. Every year the W3C holds combined Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meetings (TPAC). This year TPAC 2018 took place at Cité Centre des Congrès de Lyon, France from October […]

October 31, 2018

Use Case: Demonstrating the power of the Sovrin Network

Last week was another exciting opportunity for collaborators and contributors to solve identity issues together at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW). A team from Sovrin attending IIW was delighted to note that a lot of the talks focused on self-sovereign identity, related systems and the technology in development to make it a reality. For those who […]

October 3, 2018

The Sovrin Network and Zero Knowledge Proofs

Mike Lodder holds the position of Security Maven for the Sovrin Foundation and is responsible for writing protocols, developing security policies, implementing crypto, and assessing the strength of the Sovrin Network. At a recent ‘Brown Bag Meetup’ hosted at Sovrin Foundation headquarters in Provo, Utah, Mike gave a fantastic presentation about Zero Knowledge Proofs. We […]

October 1, 2018

Sovrin at Rebooting the Web of Trust

This past week, Sovrin Foundation CTO Nathan George and Sovrin Security Maven Mike Lodder attended the seventh meeting of  Rebooting the Web of Trust (RWOT) in Toronto, Canada. The mission of RWOT is to share ideas, discuss important digital identity topics and write papers on the ideas and technologies being used to improve decentralization for […]

Sovrin Stewards: Helping create self-sovereign identity for all

The Sovrin Foundation’s mission is to provide people and organizations with access to self-sovereign digital identity, and it does this by building, administering, and promoting a global, decentralized, public identity utility called the Sovrin Network. One group that is central to Sovrin’s success is the Sovrin Stewards.   Stewards form a crucial community within the […]