Sovrin Governance Framework Posts

December 18, 2022

Announcement: enforcement of accountability requirements on the Sovrin Networks by 1 February 2023

The Board of Trustees performs an annual review of the technical, economic and legal policies in order to secure the sustainability and availability of the Sovrin Utility.  Advice is provided by the Sovrin Finance Committee, the  Technical Governance Board, the Sovrin Steward Council, the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group and is approved by the Board of […]

January 30, 2020

First pillar of an SSI network: Governance

Note: In celebration of Sovrin Foundation’s new membership program, the Foundation is writing a series of blogs that highlight the core activities it provides as a nonprofit which Sovrin Chairman Phil Windley refers to as the “Four Pillars of an SSI Network”. Much of the material used in this blog post was originally published on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]