Technology Posts

November 23, 2020

Interoperability Series: Linking and Exchanging Attachments with Verifiable Credentials

Episode 2: This is the second episode of the Sovrin Foundation Interoperability blog post series, highlighting an interoperability achievement between two Sovrin Stewards. Contributing Members: Swisscom Blockchain AG / Spherity GmbH ToIP Stack Interoperability: Technology stack / Layer 2 Back in 1982, Jon Postel introduced a standard internet protocol called Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) […]

August 27, 2020

Interoperability Series: Sovrin Stewards Achieve Breakthrough in Wallet Portability

One of the core principles of the Sovrin Governance Framework, and shared goals of the Sovrin community, is the broad categorization of interoperability within or between one or more layers of the ToIP Stack. Through interoperability, self-sovereign identity (SSI) will truly become a Universal Service. The Sovrin Foundation is starting an Interoperability Series to showcase […]

June 30, 2020

Sovrin MainNet: Stronger Than Ever

As our recent posts have covered, over the last three months the Sovrin Foundation has undergone a major organizational, financial, and personnel restructure. This culminated in the election of a new board on June 17. However, throughout this restructuring period, the Sovrin MainNet has continued to operate with very high stability—the same stability that it […]

March 11, 2020

Building Identity Systems on the Sovrin Network

This blog post was originally posted on Technometria by Sovrin Foundation Chairman Phil Windley. Summary: An identity metasystem like the Sovrin Network provides the foundation for creating tens of millions of interoperable identity systems for every conceivable context and use. This post discusses how These identity systems are built, illustrative use cases, and the potential […]

July 31, 2019

DLT-based identification in the humanitarian sector

A new report supported by the Identity for All (I4A) Council of the Sovrin Foundation While the humanitarian sector is broadly seen as a laggard in new technology adoption, it has not been immune to the hype of blockchain or distributed ledger-based solutions. New service providers are promising to solve a wide range of persistent […]

May 30, 2019

Sovrin Technology: Zero Knowledge Proofs for All

By Mike Lodder, Security Maven, Sovrin Foundation It is no secret that the announcement of Hyperledger Aries sent ripples through the Sovrin community. After many months of contributions from the Sovrin Foundation and the open source community, the infrastructure and the tools to enable the process of communicating, negotiating, and most importantly, sending zero knowledge […]

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 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, […]

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 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 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

Community spotlight: Self-sovereign identity developer meetup takes DID for a spin

The Utah Sovrin Meetup group recently hosted a Developer Brown Bag in Provo, UT that brought together developers from throughout the digital identity ecosystem. Software engineers from BYU’s Pico Labs and the Sovrin community came together with programmers and enthusiasts from companies like Evernym and ControlFusion to talk about Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Pico Engines. […]