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IBM is helping to create, operate and maintain Sovrin’s global public identity utility, a new home for self-sovereign identity applications.
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IBM Decentralized Identity Introduction (5.2 MB)
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IBM, SecureKey Technologies and identity issuers and verifiers are helping consumers instantly verify identities for new bank accounts, driver’s licenses, utilities and more.
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Decentralized identifiers (DIDs) allow people, organizations and devices to be resolved across multiple networks.
W3C Decentralized ID
Decentralized ID Authentication
provides a baseline framework for how attributes attestations are exchanged between issuers, verifiers, and owner/ holders of identity.
W3C Verifiable Credentials data model
W3C Verifiable Examples
Decentralized Key Management System (DKMS) is establishing a common protocol for managing public/private keys.
Decentralized Key Management System
Trace how a patient, her doctor’s office, a third-party clinic, insurance company and DMV office coordinate trusted identity verification for routine blood work.
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See how a bank helps a customer apply for a loan using government-issued ID and proof of employment while adhering to federal Know Your Customer regulations.
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Learn how government can coordinate with car dealerships and insurance companies to help drivers seamlessly prove their identity, vehicle ownership and proof of insurance.
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Learn about the distributed ledger, purpose-built for decentralized identity from The Linux Foundation.
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Building an open source decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices.
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Hosted by The Linux Foundation, explore the blockchain framework of the IBM Blockchain Platform™.
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Know Your Customer is a common business process workflow to identify and verify individuals or organizations. The process requires manual verification which can be costly, time-consuming and a poor user experience.
In this demo of Hyperledger Indy, learn how verifiable credentials can be used to help an everyday user verify her employment and apply for a loan.
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Insights on how the conceptual building blocks of self-sovereign identity (SSI) are rapidly coming together.
Answering one of the most common questions when talking about the SSI movement.
Decentralized identity can reduce risk when it's difficult to verify who or what is on the other side of the screen.
Discover how IBM Blockchain Trusted Identity can help you embrace this new era of decentralized identity management.
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