Use Cases Posts

July 19, 2021

Outlining a Self-Sovereign Approach to Device Onboarding

Outlining a Self-Sovereign Approach to Device Onboarding Authors: Damian Glover, Richard Allain, Bruce Conrad, Michael Shea, Michele Nati  Publication date: 19th July 2021 Introduction  Cryptographic trust needs to be built into IoT device onboarding and across the device lifecycle to address serious security vulnerabilities. The purpose of this post is to propose an alternative, decentralised […]

April 22, 2021

A Deeper Understanding of Implementing Guardianship

Sovrin releases two new Guardianship Credentials papers at Internet Identity Workshop #32 In December 2019 the Sovrin Guardianship Task Force released a whitepaper titled, “On Guardianship in Self-Sovereign Identity.” This groundbreaking paper explored guardianship in the context of SSI, and provided two use cases: one for a refugee, Mya, and one for an elderly living with dementia, Jamie. […]

January 12, 2021

2020 – How SSI Went Mainstream

An introduction to SSI and where it came from. 2020 as a growth catalyst and where SSI is going. A Sovrin Foundation perspective. Written by: Chris Raczkowski – Sovrin Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Drummond Reed – Evernym, Chief Trust Officer; ToIP, Steering Committee Member It goes without saying that last year was […]

April 22, 2020

Sovrin Community Aids in Global Initiative to Tackle COVID-19 Challenges

On April 17th, the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative (CCI) was launched bringing public awareness to a call for action from the self-sovereign identity (SSI) community to fast-track an “immunity passport” solution to help curb the current coronavirus pandemic. The mission statement for CCI states that the initiative is a “global, cross-sector community of organizations using digital […]

December 20, 2019

Use case spotlight: SSI Incubator & five new SSI companies

It has been thrilling to see the Sovrin community grow by leaps and bounds. With the establishment of Hyperledger Indy, then Hyperledger Ursa, and the new project Hyperledger Aries, widespread adoption of Sovrin compatible products and services is closer than ever. This growing industry of self-sovereign identity (SSI) products and services is part of what drove […]

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 30, 2019

Use case spotlight: Quick SSI integration for identity and access management with IdRamp

By Helen Garneau, Director of Marketing & Communications, Sovrin Foundation Fixing the internet’s identity problem is hard. Over the past 20 years, there have been various networks, protocols, and standards created to fix this problem, resulting in a mishmash of one-off identity systems. While some of these attempts may have provided incremental improvements, fixing a […]

September 3, 2019

Use case spotlight: Onfido to provide self-sovereign identity verification services

As hacks and breaches become commonplace, affecting millions of people around the world, self-sovereign identity (SSI) is quickly gaining traction among technology developers looking to gain an edge in the race toward web 3.0. This new type of decentralized identity brings control and security back into the hands of the individual. Unlike flawed centralized models, […]

August 12, 2019

Use case spotlight: Enterprise Identity & Access with esatus SeLF

From Capital One to Cambridge Analytica to Equifax, it is statistically probable that most of us (and most everyone we know) have been victims to some of the internet’s more notorious hacks and breaches. For those of us working in the self-sovereign identity (SSI) community, seeing these hacks happen time and time again can be […]

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 […]

June 28, 2019

Use case spotlight: Anonyome Labs integrates SSI into its Sudo Platform and MySudo application

The Sovrin Network is known as a global, decentralized, and public utility for self-sovereign identity because the network serves as a trustworthy, underlying infrastructure upon which organizations can build any identity system. One such organization that is integrating the self-sovereign identity capabilities of the Sovrin Network into its services and products is Anonyome Labs. Anonyome […]

June 18, 2019

Use case spotlight: Validated ID and its SSI solution, VIDchain

One of our most important goals at the Sovrin Foundation is to foster a strong self-sovereign identity (SSI) community—a community where participants contribute, participate in working groups, collaborate with one another, and engage with standards organizations. The more we work together, the faster we will see the global adoption of SSI. Validated ID, a fast-growing […]

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 29, 2019

Use case spotlight: Verifiable credentials from Mattr

The rapid speed of expansion in the Sovrin developer community simply can’t go ignored. When in late 2018, there were only a few organizations devoting time and resources to the development of self-sovereign identity (SSI) solutions, there are now dozens of entities working intently on SSI solutions for deployment on the Sovrin Network. One such […]

May 9, 2019

Use case spotlight: Streetcred- connecting DIDs across industries and applications

(Note: Streetcred ID rebranded to Trinsic in June 2020. Their new website is Follow them on Twitter at @trinsic_id.) The Sovrin Foundation is proud to be an open source project and is lucky enough to have a front row seat witnessing the growth of this thriving community. As a member of Hyperledger and a […]

March 11, 2019

Use case spotlight: The Government of British Columbia uses the Sovrin Network to take strides towards a fully digital economy

The Government of British Columbia recently announced the launch of OrgBook BC. OrgBook BC is a searchable directory of public, verifiable data issued by government authorities about businesses in British Columbia. OrgBook BC is an exemplar service of the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) which envisions a new way to issue, store, and share authentic and […]

February 1, 2019

Use case spotlight: Luxoft’s Cordentity uses Hyperledger Indy and Sovrin to safeguard private data

Last year, Luxoft, a global IT service provider, became a partner to the R3 Corda Network—a platform that enables the interoperable exchange of data and assets. In order to incorporate identity management into Corda, Luxoft developed a program called Cordentity, which integrates Hyperledger Indy’s distributed ledger technology into the Corda platform. Acting as an identity […]

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 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 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 […]