Technology Posts

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 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 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. […]