05-14-2018, 07:31 PM
Quote:TORONTO, May 14, 2018 /CNW/ - SecureKey Technologies, the developer of Verified.Me – a blockchain-based digital identity network built upon Hyperledger Fabric – today announces it will continue its leadership in establishing standards for next generation digital identity networks by exploring interoperability between Verified.Me and Hyperledger Indy-based identity projects.
SecureKey is joining the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) in efforts to advance standards-based initiatives for decentralized digital identity ecosystems. Already an active member of the open source collaborative effort, Hyperledger, SecureKey will also be highly involved in the Hyperledger Indy Project to explore integration points and projects between digital identity-focused platforms.
"Today's digital identity systems are broken, and we at SecureKey firmly believe that companies building digital identity solutions have a responsibility to work collaboratively in developing holistic products and standards that benefit all users," said Greg Wolfond, founder and CEO, SecureKey Technologies. "This represents an important step in leveraging the best of the mature offering we have built with Verified.Me on Hyperledger Fabric 1.1+ and extending our expertise to both the Hyperledger Indy Project and the DIF to establish firm digital identity network standards for the next generation."
SecureKey's forthcoming digital identity network, Verified.Me, enables users to consent to the secure sharing of digital identity attributes with ecosystem members and gain access to desired online services. The service places participating users in the middle and provides them with much greater control over when, why and with whom aspects of their digital identity are shared.
"Collaboration and the sharing of expertise is a key component in furthering digital identity networks," said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger. "We are thrilled to see this level of cross-industry pollination and look forward to having SecureKey explore interoperability between two Hyperledger projects."
"Open standards for interoperability are critical to the establishment of a worldwide decentralized identity ecosystem that works for global business," said Marie Wieck, General Manager, IBM Blockchain. "This ecosystem can help provide a new foundation of trust for citizens, businesses, and governments around the world to interact more securely while enhancing privacy. IBM looks forward to continuing our work with both SecureKey and the Decentralized Identity Foundation to help enable permissioned blockchains leveraging interoperability with Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Indy-based projects."
SecureKey will be exhibiting and demonstrating Verified.Me on Hyperledger Fabric 1.1+ at Consensus in New York, NY, on May 14-16, 2018.
About SecureKey Technologies
SecureKey is a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications. SecureKey's next generation privacy-enhancing Verified.Me network enables consumers to conveniently and privately assert identity information using trusted providers, such as banks, telcos and governments, and help them connect to critical online services with a digital credential they already have and trust. SecureKey is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Boston and San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.securekey.com.
Verified.Me is the new way to verify your identity, so you can get things done faster online, in person and on the phone. Verified.Me lets you prove your identity quickly and securely, from any iOS or Android enabled mobile device, using credentials from trusted sources like your bank and other Verified.Me ecosystem members. Verified.Me means no more oversharing – you choose what, when and with whom you want to share your personal information. You are always in control. Learn more at www.verified.me.
SOURCE SecureKey Technologies Inc.