Explore the standards-based scalable identifiers and encrypted data storage tools that power Transmute’s product.

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An example of the Transmute Encrypted Data Vaults Workbench document preview.

Transmute is proud to announce the release of several new technical workbenches as a part of our continued commitment to open-standards development, interoperability, and product transparency. Whenever possible, our team strives to provide interactive proof of functionality along with standards, specifications, and library support.

This new suite of tools is available for developers to experiment with today and includes:

Transmute leverages these workbenches as part of our global trade solutions, where our customers benefit from verifiable data workflows and integrated capabilities. …

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Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash

As a company, Transmute is deeply committed to open standards and open
source software development. Not only does standardization accelerate
commercialization, but adhering to technical standards protects companies
— by ensuring a level of rigor and security agreed upon by technical and
industry experts, while mitigating the risks of vendor lock in.
Standards-compliant technologies that are open source expand upon these
benefits by engaging a community of developers to support, audit, abstract
and maintain them.

Transmute’s product relies heavily on a few foundational technologies. Some of these are emergent and just now in the process of being standardized (like decentralized identifiers or DIDs, verifiable credentials or VCs, and encrypted data vaults or EDVs); others, like JSON-LD, have been around for a while, already have established standards, but remain notably difficult to comprehend — hindering adoption in certain markets. …

In this post, we’ll explore how JSON-LD is used in a number of contexts including decentralized identity and verifiable credentials. We’ll also cover the basics of what you should know before using JSON-LD and how you can contribute to software and standards that rely on it.

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Throughout this post we’ll reference work that is currently in progress, some of which is funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Read more about our work with DHS and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) here:

What is JSON-LD?

JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale [0]. You can read more foundational information about JSON-LD in the…

Orie Steele

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