Simplifying SSI-Based Solutions to Focus on Adoption

When the outbreak of COVID-19 started, Michael Corning, the Cryptocosm Architect at, wanted to build a self-sovereign identity (SSI) based app that would help reopen his local economy in Sisters, Oregon without reopening the pandemic. As we all know, how easy it is to adopt a new technology or software plays a key role […]

Trinsic Basics: What Are SSI Digital Wallets?

The easiest way to explain self-sovereign identity (SSI) is to pull out an item that people carry on a daily basis—a wallet.¹ It’s strange to use a leather pouch to explain such a complex, nascent technology as SSI, but it works! And it works because most of the magic of SSI happens within and between […]

Trinsic Leads SSI Digital Wallet Portability

“Portable” is one of the 10 principles of self-sovereign identity (SSI). In order to achieve portability or self-sovereignty, an individual must be able to control where their identity information and credentials are stored. They must be able to leave their current provider and move to a new provider and never be trapped in vendor lock-in. […]

Trinsic Basics: What Are Verifiable Credentials?

Trinsic makes verifiable credentials and self-sovereign identity (SSI) easy for developers to implement, so it is only fair we make it easy to conceptualize as well! The term “verifiable credentials” can seem a bit technical and overwhelming at first glance. But in reality, verifiable credentials are simpler than you think. Start with what you know […]

Decreasing Unemployment Among African Youth Using Verifiable Credentials

In response to COVID-19, businesses and industries around the world have had to reduce spending and cut costs in order to continue operating. This has led to businesses being reluctant to hire new employees and unfortunately having to lay off employees. Recent college graduates and youth are having to navigate this difficult economic situation as […]

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 […]

Exploring the Use of Verifiable Credentials in Supply Chain and Beyond

There are now more than 15 groups working with Trinsic to deploy verifiable credentials to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The use cases range from HIPAA certifications for new contact tracers to credentialing for medical doctors practicing telemedicine to verifiable medical certificates. We are joined by many others in the decentralized identity community who are exploring these and other use […]

Closing the Digital Trust Gap During COVID-19

Along with the rest of the decentralized identity community, Trinsic celebrated the recent launch of the Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation. This cross-sector coalition, housed under the Linux Foundation, will help define “a complete architecture for internet-scale digital trust that combines both cryptographic trust at the machine layer and human trust at the business, legal, and social layers.” Although […]

API Update: Verification Policies

Verifications are a core part of SSI. The unique value proposition of SSI is that information can be verified instantly and cryptographically, without managing multiple integrations. Recently we published an update to our platform with a new approach to verifications. Above all, this update will make verifiable credentials more intuitive and easier to use. It will […]