SSI Institutions

Decentralization needs coordination as well. Therefore, some institutions formed or took over a specific part within the SSI ecosystem to work on standardizations or helpful tools for the community. This page lists some of the most impactful institutions and organizations within the SSI space as well as their main topics.

DIF

DIF is an engineering-driven organization focused on developing the foundational elements necessary to establish an open ecosystem for decentralized identity and ensure interop between all participants.

W3C DID Working Group

The mission of the Decentralized Identifier Working Group is to standardize the DID URI scheme, the data model and syntax of DID Documents, which contain information related to DIDs that enable the aforementioned initial use cases, and the requirements for DID Method specifications.

ID_Alastria

ID_Alastria is a digital identity model proposed by the Association for use in digital services, even beyond blockchain technology itself and inspired by the Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) concept.

Hyperledger Indy

Hyperledger Indy provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other silo. Indy is interoperable with other blockchains or can be used standalone powering the decentralization of identity.

W3C Verifiable Credentials Working Group

The mission of the Verifiable Credentials (formerly known as Verifiable Claims) Working Group (VCWG) is to make expressing and exchanging credentials that have been verified by a third party easier and more secure on the Web. The Working Group is now in maintenance mode.

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