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Blockchain: Evolving Decentralized Identity Design

Published: 01 December 2017

ID: G00324208

Analyst(s): Homan Farahmand


Decentralized identity is evolving into self-sovereign identity networks and verification services. While efforts are underway to establish standards for these ecosystems, technical professionals should identify processes that will be affected and plan for integration scenarios in coming years.

Table Of Contents


  • The Drive for Decentralized Identity
  • Understanding the Decentralized Identity Data Model
  • Self-Sovereign Decentralized Identity Architecture
    • Decentralized Identity Network
    • Decentralized Identity Service
    • Decentralized Identity Trust Framework
  • Decentralized Identity Standardization
  • Decentralized Identity Example Implementations and Vendors
    • Other Example Vendors
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Examples of Decentralized Identity Implementation Patterns
    • Sovrin Foundation
    • Evernym
    • SecureKey
    • ShoCard
    • uPort
  • Decentralized Identity Overview

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