Decentralizing identity for the digital era

Every day the world is becoming more digital, which means we increasingly need an effective, trusted, and convenient way to prove our identity as we interact with digital services from governments, retailers, and other service providers. We can no longer easily use things like a driver’s license in a digital environment.

A digital equivalent that could be held by individuals and accepted by all service providers would make it much easier and safer to do business online. Some digital national IDs can be used to access some government services, but they are not widely accepted.

There is a need a universal digital ID that can be used to access all digital services, without having to enter personal identity information for every single service and having to trust every service provider to keep that centralized personal information safe.

Decentralized Identities, which are a type of digital identity that captures a set of attributes, identifiers, and credentials relating to a...

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