Sovrin is a global, decentralized identity network.

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Sovrin is a decentralized, global public utility for self-sovereign identity. Self-sovereign means a lifetime portable identity for any person, organization, or thing. It’s a smart identity that everyone can use and feel good about. Having a self-sovereign identity allows the holder to present verifiable credentials in a privacy-safe way. These credentials can represent things as diverse as an airline ticket or a driver's license.

Sovrin identities will transform the current broken online identity system. Sovrin identities will lower transaction costs, protect people’s personal information, limit opportunity for cybercrime, and simplify identity challenges in fields from healthcare to banking to IoT to voter fraud.

The Sovrin Foundation is a private-sector, international non-profit that was established to govern the world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network. The Internet is missing a layer for secure identity which is currently costing us hundreds of billions of dollars each year.

The Sovrin network is permissioned: the infrastructure for ensuring consensus on identity transactions is provided by carefully vetted and permissioned stewards who independently own and operate their nodes on the network. These combine to form a system of checks and balances that earns trust through action rather than promises. We are the Sovrin Foundation.


Patient consent is one of the fundamental tenets of healthcare. Patients have the right to determine their care and treatment, and have a right to privacy. But consent and privacy are not optimized in today’s Web architectures.

Internet Of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) represents the Internet’s next growth phase. But without a significant change in the approach to security, the explosion of IoT devices will greatly increase security risks.

Political Constituency
Members of Congress listen more closely when they know they’re hearing from true constituents. How would they know if a slew of angry tweets really comes from voters in their district?



  • Sovrin prevents unwanted correlations by creating and managing one-to-one identifiers for each relationship. Pairwise pseudonymous identifiers reduce opportunities for surveillance.

  • Sovrin supports trustworthy, patient-shared attributes using a built-in mechanism of verifiable claims. This avoids both myriad, costly point-to-point integrations as well as a centralized hubs.

  • Sovrin provides consent receipts for memorializing promises made to patients about how their data will be used and can record patient consent.

  • Sovrin allows patients to control claims made about them.

Political Constituency

This voter has four verified claims in their Sovrin agent:

  1. Address Claim - A claim they live at a certain address, issued by a trusted entity (bank, utility company, or third party address verification service).
  2. Constituency Claim - A claim by the NewGov Foundation or another trusted third party, based on the Address Claim, that this voter is a constituent of Congressional District 3.
  3. Voter Claim - A claim that proves this is a registered voter. Ideally this would be written by the state election office.
  4. Twitter Claim - A claim that proves ownership of a particular Twitter handle.

Given these claims, Sovrin can be used to create a proof that these tweets come from voters in Congressional District 3.


At the heart of Sovrin architecture are three fundamental examples of “privacy as the default setting.”

  1. Pseudonymity by default. Sovrin supports pairwise-unique DIDs and public keys.
  2. Private agents by default. To prevent correlation, no private data is stored on the ledger, even in encrypted form.
  3. Selective disclosure by default. Sovrin verifiable claims use cryptographic zeroknowledge proofs so they can automatically support data minimization.
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    • Token symbol ? Token symbol — a shorten token name. It is used during an ICO and after the coin listing at the cryptocurrency exchanges. : SOVRIN
    • Fundrasing target ? Fundraising target — the maximum amount of funds to be raised during an ICO. When it is reached, the developers stop selling the tokens because they do not need to raise more money for the project development. : NA
    • Token type ? Token type — a platform for a startup launch that influences the stability of blockchain operation, the speed of transactions and the fees. :Own blockchain ()
    • Soft cap ? Soft cap — the minimum amount of funds to be raised for the project development. Sometimes when the soft cap has not been reached, the money is returned to the participants. : NA
    • Role of token ? Role of Token — type of token depending on the opportunities it offers to its owner. Utility tokens give their owners a right to use the project services, security tokens are aimed at bringing profit, and currency tokens are a money substitute. :NA
    • Total supply ? Total supply — a total amount of tokens that will be released by the developers. :NA
    • Escrow agent ? Escrow agent — a qualified agent who has the right of signature in a multisig wallet. An escrow agent participates in an ICO, monitors the financial operations of the developers and confirms their fairness. :No
    • Tokens for sale ? Tokens for sale — the number of tokens offered to the participants of an ICO. :NA
    • Whitelist ? Whitelist — a list of participants, who get an opportunity to buy tokens. To be whitelisted, you need to register on time because the number of participants and the registration period are usually limited. :Whitelist N/A
    • Additional emission ? Additional emission — an additional release of tokens. It can be done once after the crowd sale or on an ongoing basis. In the projects with a limited emission there is no additional emission. :No
    • Exchange listing ? Exchange listing — an assumed date when the token will be listed at a cryptocurrency exchange. The developers usually indicate it in a roadmap and a white paper. :NA
    • Accepting currencies ? Accepting currencies — cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies that can be used for buying the project tokens. :NA
    • Can't participate ? Can't participate — the countries where it is prohibited to buy tokens. These can be countries where ICOs are prohibited altogether, or countries that have the requirements that a particular project does not meet. :No
    • Know Your Customer (KYC) ? Know Your Customer — a verification procedure for ICO participants, during which the developers can ask for personal data, a photo and a scanned copy of a passport of a potential investor. :No
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  • Team

    • Heather Dahl photo
      Heather Dahl
      Executive Director
    • Roy Avondet photo
      Roy Avondet
      Chief Financial Officer
    • Nathan George photo
      Nathan George
      Chief Technology Officer
    • Phillip Windley, Ph.D. photo
      Phillip Windley, Ph.D.
    • Markus Sabadello photo
      Markus Sabadello
      Danube Tech, Sovrin Foundation
  • Advisors

    • Rondle Amstutz
      EVP Desert Financial Credit Union
    • Drummond Reed
      Chief Trust Officer at Evernym, Inc.
    • Tim Brown
      Senior Executive over USAA Labs Advanced Research at USAA
    • Mawaki Chango, Ph.D.
      Founder, DigiLexis Consulting
    • Bryan Pon
      Director of research, Caribou Digital
    • Jason Law
      Co-founder, Chief Architect at Evernym, Inc.
    • Bram Neuteboom
      CTO at Digital Me
    • Antti Poikola
      MyData Researcher
    • Kazue Sako, Ph.D.
      Distinguished Researcher at NEC President
    • Peter Simpson
      Executive Director at iRespond
    • Daniel Hardman
      Leader of Software Teams
    • Jan Camenisch
      Principal Researcher at IBM Research
    • Manu Sporny
      Founder and CEO of Digital Bazaar
    • Dave Longley
      Founder, CTO, and Owner at Digital Bazaar
    • John Best
      CEO of Best innovation Group
    • Samuel Smith
      Chief Architect Reputation AI, Founder Reputation Spoke at ConsenSys
    • Susan Bradford


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