Blockchain Is the Least Interesting Thing About Self-Sovereign Identity

This blog post was originally posted on Riley Hughes’s (Co-founder & CEO of Trinsic) personal Medium blog. Blockchain is the least interesting thing about self-sovereign identity (SSI), and yet proponents and naysayers both spend too much time talking about it. Given the interest blockchain has garnered over the last several years, claiming other things are more interesting […]

Should You Build or Buy Self-Sovereign Identity?

It’s a tale as old as tech: Do I build it in-house or do I invest in a ready-made product? There are dozens of articles scattered around the web which can help you answer this question. But self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a unique market with unique requirements. Here we seek to provide a comprehensive analysis […]

Trinsic Basics: What Are Zero-Knowledge Proofs?

Last week, the Decentralized Identity Foundation announced work on interoperable zero-knowledge proof schemes that Trinsic participated in. Since then, we’ve had some folks ask us, “What are zero-knowledge proofs?” It’s a great subject for our first Trinsic Basics post—a series of blog posts geared toward educating people who are new to the community about the […]

SSI and the Cloud

Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a movement that claims digital identity should be just as legitimate and nuanced as a person’s human identity, while being accessible to all, privacy-preserving, and not reliant on a single government or corporation. It was originally conceived by idealists seeking to provide people more autonomy and control of their digital relationships. […]

Building SSI Digital Wallets: The 3 Major Decisions

Digital wallets are central to self-sovereign identity (SSI). Some have even called for using the wallet as the central point of explaining SSI. If you’re seeking to implement an SSI solution, you have two options: Use an existing mobile wallet, like the popular Trinsic Wallet, Connect.Me, or Lissi. Develop your own wallet, custom-made for your […]

Trinsic Launches SSI Provider Product

Trinsic launches Provider API

We are excited to launch the world’s first product built specifically for self-sovereign identity (SSI) providers. Beta testers of the Provider API call it “a game-changer for companies building SSI solutions.” It’s a turnkey way for companies to programmatically create and manage credential issuers/verifiers (which we’ll call “organizations” — they’re also known as “cloud agents”¹). […]

Introducing Trinsic

We’re thrilled to announce that Streetcred ID is now Trinsic. You can read our official announcement here, which also covers the exciting news that we recently were backed by some of the best institutional investors around. Why Trinsic In my recent blog post titled “What Is Self-Sovereign Identity?” (SSI), I explained how I conceptualize human […]

Streetcred ID Rebrands to Trinsic, Raises Pre-Seed Funding from Institutional Investors

After closing its fifth fund at $110 million, Kickstart Seed Fund invests in Trinsic—a SaaS platform for decentralized identity. Salt Lake City, UT / June 10, 2020 / — Streetcred ID, a SaaS platform for decentralized identity, announced today that it rebranded to the name Trinsic and closed a pre-seed funding round with institutional investors. Kickstart Seed Fund (Kickstart), […]

Trinsic Joins Trust over IP Foundation as Founding Member

Trinsic is thrilled to announce our membership in the Trust over IP Foundation as a Founding Contributor Member. Through our involvement there, we’ll continue to help define the set of business, legal, and technical policies which will underpin trust on the internet into the future. What Does Trust over IP Mean? Trust has many different […]

Getting Essential Workers Back to Work with SSI

A Collaboration Between Trinsic and the Government of British Columbia Note: This is a demonstration intended to show the participant an example scenario involving theoretical government web services, a theoretical medical lab, and a theoretical long-term care facility. This demo was done at the Internet Identity Workshop #30 to show interoperability between two codebases, and […]