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 Releases New and Improved Developer Documentation Site

When I was hired at the Sovrin Foundation as the first software engineer, my #1 task was to help developers start using Hyperledger Indy quickly. It wasn’t an easy task—two years, loads of documentation, an entirely new Hyperledger project (Aries), and countless workshops later, we’d taken what used to take about six months to accomplish […]

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 […]

MedCreds: Reducing the Risk of Returning to Work During COVID-19

Looking to do its part in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinsic announced three months ago that it would waive all fees for anyone working on projects related to the pandemic. Since then, we have seen a myriad of use cases ranging from using verifiable credentials for HIPAA certifications, to privacy-first contact tracing, to […]

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. […]

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 […]

Digital Inclusion & COVID-19: Leaving No One Behind

We’ve heard the phrase “the world is going digital” time and time again. And it’s true! We can access our bank account on our phone. We can meet with a doctor through a video call. And due to COVID-19, many of us find ourselves in a living room instead of a conference room for work meetings.   […]

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 […]

What Is Self-Sovereign Identity?

what is self-sovereign identity

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.   Many have given their thoughts about this movement. Some have called it the next trillion-dollar market, while […]

Will the Dog Eat Your COVID-19 Food?

The Trinsic team has been amazed to see the response we have received from our initial call to action to build verifiable credentials solutions that will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We’re actively involved in several communities including the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative (CCI) and the Decentralized Identity Foundation, which have bought together experts and organizations from across the […]