Lifetime portable identity for any person, organization or thing that does not depend on any centralized authority and can never be taken away.
Blockchain for trusted security labels
Blockchain makes it possible to securely and at-scale identify and label any subject and object entity with cryptographically verifiable security credentials. When literally everything is labeled with verifiable, authoritative, machine-readable security credentials (such as classification level, access category and others), multi-level security (MLS) systems can enforce mandatory and discretionary access controls and other MLS-specific isolation. […]
Blockchain for multi-domain command and control targeting
To successfully plan and execute today’s complex military operations in defense of a nation’s interests requires timely, accurate, trusted and unambiguous communications up, down, and across an extended chain-of-command spanning multi-national air, ground, sea, space and cyber forces. Blockchain can facilitate and accelerate these multi-domain command and control (MDC2) operations by providing assured, cross-domain digital […]
Self-sovereign identity: Unraveling the terminology
Several years ago, the Sovrin vision was introduced using a dot metaphor to describe a future whereby individuals would be able to take back control of their identity and participate at a peer-to-peer level with their online and offline relationships. Today the landscape of supporting open communities — network, code and standards — to achieve […]
Self-sovereign identity: Why blockchain?
One of the most common questions I get when talking to customers and analysts about the self-sovereign identity (SSI) movement is, “Why blockchain?” This question tends to stem from the notion that data associated with a person’s identity is destined to be stored, shared and used for verification on some form of distributed ledger technology. […]
Self-sovereign identity: Our recent activity as a Sovrin Steward
During the most recent Internet Identity Workshop, IBM announced our entrance into the decentralized identity arena by joining the Sovrin Foundation. The days that followed have been busy and exciting, and highlighted by both IBM and community milestones. Developer enablement To help developers get acquainted with The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Indy concepts we contributed two […]
Collaboration: Unlocking decentralized, digital identity management through blockchain
Identity theft is an all too common occurrence. Our personal information is not under our control and lives in repositories that are targets for hackers. The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 1,339 breaches impacting over 170 million records in the U.S. in 2017 alone. The global numbers are so staggering that no one has been able to […]
Paving the road to self-sovereign identity with blockchain, open standards
Imagine a world in which you always have peace of mind that your personal information is safe. Imagine a world in which your information cannot be shared without your clear, explicit consent at the time of the transaction; where you decide who can access what information, when, and for how long. In this world, you […]