Indicio launches its marketplace solution to using and scaling verifiable digital credentials using open source technology.

By Trevor Butterworth

Today, we launch Proven™ — a complete, decentralized ecosystem for using verifiable credentials to create, share, and verify data of any kind while preserving privacy and enhancing security.

It means the future’s here.

Sometimes called “self-sovereign identity,” or “user-centric identity,” or “reusable identity,” the open source technology behind Proven provides an authoritative way to authenticate any data without having to check in with the source of that data — or go through a third party.

“Verifiable credentials are a new foundation for trust in digital interaction,” says Heather Dahl, CEO of Indicio. “They are a simple, powerful solution to the internet’s missing verification layer for people — but they go way beyond that. They can be used to verify the identity of devices and digital objects; they can verify any kind of data associated with an identity. And they deliver breakthrough privacy and security features. This technology does so much that we say it creates “Trusted Digital Ecosystems.”

Proven is designed to be a complete starter kit for creating your own Trusted Digital Ecosystem. It contains all the components needed to create, share, and verify data through verifiable credentials, along with continuous upgrades and customer support from Indicio’s experienced engineering team from integration through implementation.

“We wanted to make it easy to start using verifiable credentials by giving people an off-the-shelf solution,” says Ken Ebert, CTO of Indicio. “To do that the product had to be complete. It couldn’t leave the customer searching for components and struggling with compatibility. It couldn’t leave the customer dependent on proprietary tech or struggling to master open source codebases. As leaders in the open source community, we believe open source is critical for adoption, scale, and innovation, but an unfamiliar codebase is still going to be a heavy lift for any development team. Proven removes this obstacle, while remaining fully open source so a customer can develop on it to meet their needs.”

“We all believe in the power of this technology to solve chronic problems in digital interaction,” says Dahl, “but we also see Proven as a gateway to opportunity. We’ve seen our customers win awards for building Trusted Digital Ecosystems. Now, we want to seed that innovation as widely as possible. With our experience as market leaders in decentralized identity, we know what works. We know what’s needed. Proven is it.”

To learn more about how you can implement Proven, you can get in touch here.