News Posts

August 28, 2019

Sovrin Foundation announces 30-day public review for data protection regulation revisions to the Sovrin Governance Framework

By Drummond Reed, Chair of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group The second generation of the Sovrin Governance Framework (SGF V2) was approved by the Sovrin Board of Trustees on March 27, 2019. This established a new baseline set of legal agreements for participants in Sovrin Infrastructure. Once this baseline was established, the Sovrin Governance […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 1, 2018

Announcing Public Review of the Sovrin Governance Framework V2

The Sovrin Foundation is pleased to announce the beginning of the public review period for the Sovrin Governance Framework V2. As the “constitution” of the Sovrin Network, this set of documents specifies the purpose, principles, and policies that govern Sovrin as a global public utility for self-sovereign identity. The first version of the Sovrin Governance […]

October 23, 2018

Press Release: Sovrin Foundation, Ontology and Evernym Collaborate on Interoperable Decentralized Identity Networks

Today we are excited to announce a collaborative partnership with Evernym and Ontology to co-develop our blockchain-based technologies, together helping advance self sovereign digital identity for all. This work aims to support the interoperability of our respective digital identity networks and we hope to eventually provide a seamless identity management experience for identity holders worldwide. […]

October 15, 2018

Podcast: Sovrin on State of Identity

Sovrin Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Phil Windley recently spoke with “State of Identity” podcast host Cameron D’Ambrosi about self-sovereign identity and how the Sovrin Network is helping redefine digital identity for individuals and institutions alike. Phil and Cameron explore the concept of SSI, the technical hurdles to achieve SSI, and how the Sovrin Network […]

October 5, 2018

Use Case Spotlight: Collaboration and Interoperability on Sovrin

One of the greatest aspects of open source technology is the way it unites companies and organizations across the globe to collaborate and help solve shared problems. Sovrin is thrilled to see a recent example of such a collaboration called Job-Creds. This project was led by Sovrin Stewards ATB Financial, Evernym, and IBM and aims […]

September 27, 2018

Sovrin Named a Top Infrastructure Builder by OWI

One World Identity (OWI) is an independent advisory firm that helps business leaders, governments, and investors stay ahead of market trends. In August, OWI released its latest research on blockchain in a whitepaper titled, “Blockchain and Identity in 2018: A Year of Promise and Pilots.” The paper highlights 18 companies and organizations at the forefront […]

September 4, 2018

Newest Steward is the first African bank to join Sovrin Foundation

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest Sovrin Stewards Absa Group, the first African bank and second company from Africa to join the organization. Absa Group is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with presence in 12 countries on the continent and with more than 42,000 employees. It offers products and […]