“Lost Identity” by Bartosz Beda — oil on canvas — 2015(c) Reproduced here by permission of the artist

[ed. We are honored to have this post contributed by Nick Meyne, Founder at Social Market Technology Network out of Brighton, UK, who is deeply committed to the RChain Cooperative ecosystem and to the future impacts of Self-Sovereign Identity]

In any platform, especially public, open platforms, the participants or users need to:

  1. trust that the communications between participants are handled securely, reliably, at scale between them;

Rchain and LifeID are paired together as a foundation for open, decentralized ecosystems that can support future…


ArcBlock Announces Partnership with LifeID

Bellevue, WA — (Press Release) — ArcBlock, creator of the world’s first Developer-ready Blockchain 3.0 ecosystem, and LifeID, creator of the leading open-source, tokenized protocol for sovereign identity, have announced a new technology partnership to bring LifeID’s blockchain-based digital identity protocol and developer tools to ArcBlock’s blockchain 3.0 developer ecosystem.

LifeID is creating an open, public identity protocol for next-generation web and blockchain ecosystems to give users an easy, convenient and secure way to control their identity. With lifeID, users have more options on how they want to manage their personal identity data online and offline using blockchain-based authentication.

Through…


10/04/2018

Hello lifeIDealists!

This is the second in our weekly roll-out rhythm for our open source code releases. Last week, the first release was the lifeID Foundation’s Open Source DID Repository. You can head over to Gitlab to check out that new lifeID DID repository.

This week we’re publishing our DID Registry smart contracts that will be integrated into our API Bridge. You can check out a description below, provided by lifeID’s resident functional programming expert, Seth Bailey.

lifeID’s RChain Partner Spotlight

Control Your Data and Eliminate Passwords

This is a great post from RChain on lifeID’s vision and value.

lifeID’s revolutionary Personal Digital Identity protocol…


Last week we started our weekly roll-out rhythm for our open source code releases. The first release is the lifeID Foundation’s Open Source DID Repository. Head over to Gitlab to check out the new lifeID DID repository.


Today we’re beginning our weekly roll-out rhythm for our open source code releases. The first release is the lifeID Foundation’s Open Source DID Repository. Head over to Gitlab to check out the new lifeID DID repository.

What are DIDs? DIDs are decentralized identifiers that make the concept of Self-Sovereign Identity work in a decentralized architecture. DIDs are an important innovation. They give us the ability to establish unique digital identifiers that are persistent, secure, and globally resolvable, yet they don’t rely on centralized organizations or middlemen to create and maintain them. …


If you’d like to participate, please register here: Join the Movement

We’ve heard from thousands of people here in the US and around the world who want to participate in supporting our project, and we are deeply grateful. Thank you for all your questions, suggestions, and most of all, your patience as we were working through this new process in our growing industry.

Our goal is to include as much of our community as possible. So before the launch of the network, we’ll be running two limited, fundraisers for the lifeID Foundation: one for US-based investors and one for International…


This is months in the making, and we are beyond happy about this. Our team has submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Credentials Community Group-maintained Decentralized Identifier Registry our very first version of the lifeID DID Method specification! What does this mean? Two things.

First, recall that the building blocks of self-sovereign identities are decentralized identifiers (DIDs). So by publishing our lifeID spec, we’re formally describing lifeID’s particular approach to creating self-sovereign identities and how it conforms with the global standard, the “DID Specification”. …


lifeID Mission for Digital Identity

How we manage our identity online and in the physical world is broken. The current approach to user identity requires creating, storing, and maintaining an average of 130+ passwords. This constant juggling effort goes a long way towards explaining why managing and securing our personal and financial data is so frustrating and why we’re all so vulnerable.

Companies are feeling the flip side of this user nightmare. Centralized data stores — especially personal identity data — are honeypots for hackers and social engineers. Liability for these kinds of data is becoming a top management priority. …


We are delighted to announce we have joined as the latest member organization of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a standards body for the open web. Our Chief Blockchain Evangelist for the lifeID platform, Alex Ortiz, will serve as our W3C Advisory Committee Representative.

Through participation in W3C and its Verifiable Claims Working Group, we’ll learn from our industry peers and contribute our own ideas about decentralized self-sovereign identity with a global community of professionals from 472 member organizations. W3C has contributed important foundational work to the blockchain identity industry, including specifications and technical reports for Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), verifiable claims and credentials, and verifiable claims/credentials use cases. We look forward to learning from this body of work and informing the direction of open, interoperable, and decentralized identity systems, including the lifeID platform, in the years to come.


We’re getting ready to launch the lifeID Protocol Network in Q1, so we want make sure everyone groks all the aspects of how lifeID is developing and launching the lifeID Identity Protocol. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be covering what you need to know about the architecture, the protocol tokenomics, community governance, our marketing philosophy in a “zero-knowledge” user data world, as well as everything else that touches you, our partners, token holders and community.

This article covers what “Self-Sovereignty Identity” is and how it works using a blockchain identity protocol.

Self-sovereign Identity and How it Works

A self-sovereign digital identity is an identity that’s…

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