Salt Lake City– The Sovrin Foundation today announced that biometric security innovator, Veridium would join the the Sovrin Network as its newest founding Steward. Veridium will collaborate with other Stewards to create, operate, and maintain the foundation’s self-sovereign identity network.
Veridium, a leader in strong authentication solutions using biometrics instead of passwords and tokens, joins Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, IBM and over 40 Stewards working to help solve the problem of digital identity on the Internet through self-sovereign identity. Stewards dedicate hardware, network capacity, and security resources to the task of validating the digital signatures of verifiable claims that are exchanged across the Sovrin Network.
“Veridium understands that identity cannot be securely boiled down to simple usernames and passwords,” said Sovrin Foundation Executive Director Heather C. Dahl. “Our organizations are working to solve the problems of digital identity in complementary ways and this is going to be a hugely beneficial collaboration.”
The Sovrin Foundation is an international nonprofit charged with maintaining the independence and vitality of the Sovrin Network, the only global identity infrastructure that supports self-sovereign identity and verifiable credentialing using a purpose-built distributed ledger at its core.
“As blockchain technology revolutionizes industries across the globe, we’re thrilled to partner with Sovrin on the journey to transform the broken online identity system through self-sovereign identity,” said John Callahan CTO, Veridium. “Through our innovative VeridiumID platform, biometrics are a safe, strong and self-sovereign form of authentication for identity credentials for the enterprise, creating a world that is both convenient and secure, without the use of passwords.”