Evernym, Decentralized Identity Technology Specialist, and Wanchain Join Forces for Self-Sovereign Identity
Wanchain and Evernym are excited to announce a partnership and initiation of technical integrations leveraging each organization’s key strengths. The collaboration brings Evernym’s Decentralized Digital Identity technology to Wanchain, adding its industry-leading self-sovereign identity to Wanchain’s ecosystem. Wanchain will also apply to become a Sovrin Steward. By working with Wanchain, Evernym will leverage Wanchain’s interoperability technology in its ecosystem. In addition to these technical implementations, Evernym and Wanchain both bring unique geographic expertise to each organization. Evernym and Wanchain will support each other in global expansion of business and community, particularly in South America and Asia.
Partnership Details and Path Forward
Our relationship with Evernym started in August, 2018 when CTO and Co-Founder, Jason Law, spent time with Jack Lu at our Austin HQ. This two-day technical workshop resulted in palpable excitement about the possibilities of having Evernym extend itself through Wanchain’s interoperable architecture and Wanchain, in turn, having a state-of-the-art identity solution on our protocol. All in all, Wanchain is looking to establish the Sovrin Protocol as the go-to standard for digital identity across all digital interoperable asset holders and access Evernym’s identity technology braintrust for further collaboration. This gives all digital assets holders on Wanchain the opportunity to establish a self-sovereign identity (SSI) using decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials.
The partnership will seek to achieve the following goals:
● Wanchain and Evernym co-develop a comprehensive wallet that can be used for both asset and identity management
● Wanchain enhances a cross-chain browser to allow browsing of identity and assets
● Wanchain and Evernym to collaborate on building an ecosystem by leveraging the Sovrin protocol within Wanchain
● Both parties will explore the opportunity to jointly expand technical collaboration in the Hyperledger Indy project
CEO and Founder of Wanchain, Jack Lu, said:
“Self-sovereign identity is a critical component to the Web 3.0 economy. Countless applications and organizations will rely heavily on these solutions in order to verify identity and credentials in a decentralized manner. Wanchain continues to work to build the future of finance through our interoperability platform. Evernym was an obvious choice in partner to help us achieve our vision, and we are confident Wanchain will similarly play an important role in the Sovrin Protocol. We are excited to build out this integration and grow the relationship with Evernym.”
CTO and Co-Founder of Evernym, Jason Law, said:
“We are excited to start implementing the joint roadmap that I have mapped out with the Wanchain team. For now, it’s ‘all hands on deck’ to deliver the best identity solution utilizing Wanchain’s platform, and to ensure we bring our identity solution to Wanchain’s platform in a timely manner. This critical partnership is quite exciting as we think of the possibilities and use cases that will result once the roadmap is achieved.”
Founded in 2013, Evernym helps organizations implement self-sovereign identity, and individuals to manage and utilize their self-sovereign identity. Learn more at evernym.com.
Wanchain is a blockchain platform that enables decentralized transfer of value between siloed blockchains. Wanchain’s economic infrastructure enables cross-chain financial capability for distributed applications. Wanchain currently enables cross-chain transactions with Ethereum, Bitcoin, and ERC20 tokens. Going forward, we will continue to bridge blockchains and bring cross-chain finance functionality to companies in the industry. Wanchain has employees globally with offices in Beijing (China), Austin (USA), London (UK), Paris (France), and Madrid (Spain).
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