Do You Need a Blockchain to Build Your IDtech Product?
Trinsic’s next generation platform delivers decentralized identity infrastructure that is not tied to a specific ledger. In the world of decentralized identity, this may seem like a surprise, but it’s actually a huge win for product developers. This post will dig into a few reasons why Trinsic went ledger-less by default. Adoption of Decentralized Identity Is […]
What’s the Difference Between an NFT and a Verifiable Credential?
An In-depth Guide Comparing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs) Table of Contents Why We Need a Better System for Digital Identity (Tomislav’s Story) When my co-founder Tomislav applied to move to a new apartment, they requested his personal information to prove he would be eligible and able to pay rent. He sent in […]
The Journey of Decentralized Identity: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Going
The Pitiful State of Identity Today Sometimes I marvel at how, despite sending people to space, editing genes, and getting dangerously close to AGI, humanity hasn’t built a way for me to prove my legal name is Riley Hughes online. Even to do so in real life, I need to pull a hopefully-not-forged plastic card […]
Event Recap: SSI for Economic Empowerment—Lessons from Africa
The worldwide adoption of self-sovereign identity (SSI) has the potential to increase people’s access to goods and services, including for disadvantaged individuals across the globe. For example, more than one billion people in the world do not have a government ID¹, causing them to be excluded from a variety of services like banking and healthcare. […]
OWI Digital Forum Recap: The Rise & Adoption of Verifiable Credentials
On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Trinsic CEO Riley Hughes sat down with One World Identity (OWI) CEO Travis Jarae to have a one-on-one conversation about “The Rise & Adoption of Verifiable Credentials”. Below is a short summary of the conversation as well as answers to the questions that were asked by the audience during the […]
4 Keys to Self-Sovereign Identity Adoption
I’ve been convinced the world needs self-sovereign identity (SSI) since my first encounter with it during an interview with Phil Windley for the first job opening at Sovrin Foundation. With fraud, deep fakes, and data breaches abounding, my belief has only expanded; so much so that I, together with cofounders, started Trinsic to make SSI easy to use. When we began 18 […]
Trinsic in 2020: A Year in Review
The year 2020 was quite the year for everyone. Despite its challenges, 2020 was a significant year of growth for the Trinsic platform, team, and brand. Below, we highlight the moments of growth in 2020 that we will never forget. The world’s first SSI platform is born At the beginning of 2020, we launched the […]
SSI Has an Identity Problem
Before the word ‘elephant’ was broadly used, how would one describe the big, leathery animal? Source: J. Himmelfarb (artist G. Renee Guzlas) Each of these people call the elephant something different because they each have a different perspective. When you think about it, an elephant really is like a big wall with a snake and spears coming […]
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 […]