Published on October 12th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
IBM and Hyperledger become members of the Consortium for Blockchain Identity
IBM and Hyperledger have signed on with the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF), a consortium formed earlier this year in a bid to promote interoperability and standards for blockchain-based ID systems.
The two enterprise blockchain heavyweights join a diverse group of organizations, including big corporates like Microsoft and Accenture, startups such as Civic and Gem, as well as open-source projects like uPort and Sovrin.
To achieve such self-sovereignty requires “the fundamental primitives, protocols, and tools necessary to create an interoperable ecosystem,” the group said.
“IBM joined DIF because we believe it will take open community and standards to achieve the vision of self-sovereign identity,” Big Blue said in its own blog post Wednesday.
Hyperledger, itself a consortium, has been doing similar work in the identity space through Project Indy, a partnership with fellow DIF member Sovrin Foundation.