Stewards Posts

May 28, 2023

Release update Guardianship whitepaper “On Guardianship in Self-Sovereign Identity V2”

As powerful as SSI is, the technology is limited to individuals who have digital access and the legal and mental capacity to act for themselves, both online and offline. For SSI to work for everyone, guardianship needs to be designed and governed in an accessible, responsible and safe way. This whitepaper, written by the Sovrin […]

March 20, 2023

Resetting the Sovrin TestNet: What You Need to Know

Resetting the Sovrin TestNet: What You Need to Know The Sovrin TestNet has been a vital part of the Sovrin ecosystem for over five years. It is a platform where developers can test their applications, deploy non-production proofs of concept, and where the Sovrin Foundation tests Hyperledger Indy upgrades prior to deploying them on the […]

March 6, 2023

Announcement: removal of 90% discount on TestNet transactions by 1 May 2023

Since April 2022 Sovrin Foundation has been charging a contribution for services on TestNet (formerly known as StagingNet). By offering a 90% discount on TestNet transaction fees, Sovrin wished to support adoption of DIDs and Verifiable Credentials. Sovrin Foundation hereby subsidized the digital identity industry with more than USD $300,000 in 2022. With the standardization […]

May 17, 2022

Monokee becomes a Sovrin Steward

Salt Lake City, UT, 17 May 2022 —The Sovrin Foundation, an international nonprofit focused on the advancement of self-sovereign identity (SSI), is pleased to welcome Monokee as the newest Steward of the Sovrin Network. They join more than  50 other organizations which volunteer their resources in support of the network’s mission and operation. “The Sovrin […]

December 16, 2021

Sovrin welcomes Bluenumber as new steward

Salt Lake City, UT, [December 16 2021}—The Sovrin Foundation welcomes Bluenumber as the newest Steward of the Sovrin Network. They join more than  50 other organizations which volunteer their resources in support of the network’s mission and operation. “Sovrin is excited to enhance it’s vibrant and growing SSI ecosystem in the Global South. We welcome […]

May 15, 2020

Join the New Sovrin Steward Council

Over the past few years, the Sovrin community has been working on establishing a Steward Council to fortify the network and amplify the role of Stewards within Sovrin Foundation governance. We are excited to announce that the new Steward Council Charter has been approved by the Board of Trustees. We are now ready to activate […]

June 24, 2019

Welcome new Stewards, supporting Sovrin as an identity metasystem

The Sovrin Foundation continues to be thrilled by the number and variety of organizations recognizing the pivotal role of the Sovrin Network on the quickly-evolving world of digital identity. Referring to Kim Cameron’s Laws of Identity, Sovrin Chairman Phil Windley calls the Sovrin Network an identity metasystem—a trustworthy, underlying infrastructure upon which people can build […]

May 30, 2019

Steward spotlight:, unleashing the power of the digital economy with Sovrin

The Sovrin Foundation is dedicated to building a global, decentralized identity platform that provides ‘Identity for All’, whether that be for people, organizations, or things. Our global network of Sovrin Stewards includes more than 60 organizations that have joined us in our mission to transform the digital identity landscape through emerging technologies. One such Steward […]

May 28, 2019

Four technology trailblazers become Stewards of the Sovrin Network

The Sovrin Foundation is excited to announce the addition of four new organizations to its global network of Sovrin Stewards. AyanWorks,, One Global, and Outlier Ventures are all pioneering promising, emerging technologies in order to transform digital identity. AyanWorks is a services and consulting organization focused on blockchain technology and has built blockchain solutions […]

March 25, 2019

Sovrin Foundation approves Blockscale Solutions and Sygnet as Sovrin Stewards

The Sovrin Foundation welcomes Blockscale Solutions and Sygnet as the newest Stewards of the Sovrin Network. We are always thrilled to see organizations ranging from large enterprises to innovative startups pledging their support for self-sovereign identity (SSI). “When reviewing the applicants, the Sovrin Foundation looks for organizations that can increase the diversity of our current […]

December 19, 2018

Sovrin welcomes Anonyome Labs, Dativa, regio iT, and Unveil.Social as Founding Stewards

This month we’re happy to welcome Anonyome Labs, Dativa, regio iT, and Unveil.Social as Sovrin Foundation Founding Stewards. With these new additions, we welcomed 32 new Stewards in 2018. Our Stewards’ demographics are diverse, spanning every industry – banking, blockchain development, education, cyber security, engineering, entertainment, FinTech, government, healthcare, legal and technology – and nearly […]

December 3, 2018

Evernym accelerator program: A global community building the future of identity with Sovrin

  Last month, self-sovereign identity (SSI) pioneer, Evernym, launched an Accelerator Program to encourage the widespread adoption of SSI. The Accelerator Program provides a collaborative forum for organizations to learn the technical, business and policy-related implications for SSI so that they can deploy decentralized identity solutions as quickly as possible. Participants also gain direct access […]

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 20, 2018

Use case spotlight: CULedger uses Sovrin to make SSI a reality for credit unions

The Sovrin Foundation was thrilled in May 2018 when Denver-based CULedger applied to become a Founding Sovrin Steward. CULedger is a credit union service organization (CUSO) that focuses on delivering innovative applications to credit unions through its distributed ledger platform (DLT). Their flagship product, MyCUID, is a DLT built platform that enables credit unions to […]

October 29, 2018

“Identity for Good” program helps provide SSI to NGOs and nonprofits

We’ve teamed up with Evernym, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, to form Identity For Good, an initiative to provide non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and nonprofit organizations with free access to the latest tools, technology, and expertise surrounding self-sovereign identity (SSI). This December, five organizations will be chosen by a panel of judges, to participate […]

October 25, 2018

Use case spotlight: Truu, using Sovrin to provide trusted digital identity for doctors

Manreet Nijjar and Henry Goodier became doctors to provide critical care and give support to individuals in need – from cancer diagnoses to life saving operations. They believe the best care is given when trust exists between two entities such as a patient and a healthcare professional; a physician and a hospital; or healthcare organizations. […]

October 18, 2018

Use case spotlight: iRespond, using Sovrin to provide NGOs with trusted digital identity systems

Iris scans are considered the most accurate and reliable means to biometrically identify an individual. Patient identification, for example, is one of the biggest impediments to global healthcare delivery and to the NGOs working with underserved populations. Data integrity is also essential to clinical trials, which are often at risk for patient co-enrollment. iRespond is […]

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 […]

October 1, 2018

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 […]

September 12, 2018

Steward spotlight: IBM

IBM is among the world’s biggest contributors to open blockchain development and has a long history of research and innovation in emerging technologies. That is why it may come as no surprise that the company is among Sovrin’s Stewards. Today we talk to Dan Gisolfi, DE and CTO for Trusted Identity at IBM, about how […]

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 […]