Innovation Best Practises

  • TYPE: Expert Talk DATE: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 TIME: 17:30-18:30 LOCATION: EIC CAFÉ
Expert Stage II


One of the building blocks of any SSI solution is the Trust Framework it relies on. Trust Frameworks provide Verifiers with the means to trust the credentials and the issuers of those credentials, as a top human-layer that sits on top of all cryptographic and technical related layers.
The EBP has been working on deploying a first PoC of EBSI (European Blockchain Service Infrastructure) and ESSIF (European SSI Framework) use case, that sets the ground on how trust can be achieved within eIDAS on the near future.

To give some light into the overall solution, we would like to share our experience after participating in the making of the first ESSIF PoCs. 
First, we have helped to define the current ESSIF specs and contributed to the development of the first version that uses the existing eIDAS Trust Framework to proof the diplomas issuer’s identity in a Verifiable Credential workflow use case. In Europe, it’s still difficult for a student who has completed a degree in one university to validate it with another country’s university. We want to use an SSI solution with a common diploma schema to enable cross-border identity services. 

Second, we have participated on an SSI project with the European Commission and Microsoft that showcases a diploma’s issuance and verification between universities from different countries, which both have Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) that enables them to interoperate into a typical Verifiable Credential exchange.

The proposed solution also innovates in the sense that we’ll demonstrate the interoperability of the use case among different ledgers and deployed solutions. One of the universities will have a DID provided using Sidetree, on a Bitcoin ledger, and the other will have a DID provided by ESSIF, on an Ethereum enterprise ledger. And we will present a student that owns a degree from the first university and will present it to the latter, which it will verify that it is issued by the first one to the correspondent user.

Key takeaways:


- Understand how EBSI and ESSIF will help companies achieve eIDAS-compliant SSI solutions.
- Demonstrate the use of EBSI through ESSIF use case.
- Show an actual use case of diplomas and ID exchange using W3C's verifiable credentials data format.
- Demonstrate interoperability of the current diplomas exchange between different SSI deployments, with different DID methods and different ledgers.


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