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Alberta Credentials Ecosystem (ACE)

ACE represents the first multi-sector digital credential ecosystem designed to bring together all of these necessary roles under the mission of bringing self-sovereign identity to all Albertans. 

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Evernym named 'Best SSI Project'

May 17, 2019

Today, we’re honored to receive the inaugural award for ‘Best SSI Project’ at EIC, Europe’s premier identity event–on the same stage where we first introduced the concept of self-sovereign identity three years ago.

Evernym and IBM team up to accelerate adoption of decentralized identity

IBM and Evernym team up for an expanded 2019 partnership, unveiling a new joint offering between the Evernym Accelerator and IBM Blockchain Labs.

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January 10, 2019 | Conference

Real World Crypto Symposium aims to bring together cryptography researchers with developers implementing cryptography in real-world systems. Senior Crypto Engineer, Brent Zundel surprised the audience with a rather amusing take on his recent efforts in crypto…

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December 12, 2018 | Sovrin

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) can be a little abstract at first, but we think it holds the keys to our digital kingdom. As part of Sovrin’s new website, they have put together a short video walkthrough, complete with terminology and an example use case.

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Barclaycard joins the Evernym Accelerator to decentralize digital identity
December 06, 2018 | Blog Post

Barclaycard has joined Evernym’s SSI Accelerator Program to pursue use cases surrounding self-sovereign identity because they see this technology as having the potential to play a significant role in making the lives of consumers much easier in the near future.

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Evernym unveils the first accelerator program for self-sovereign identity
November 08, 2018 | Professional Services

We recently launched a curated community of organizations building the future of identity with 15 industry-leading brands. This Program was designed to meet the global demand to experiment with decentralized identity solutions, while getting to production as fast as possible.

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7 Myths Blog Post
October 30, 2018 | Blog Post

Evernym CEO, Timothy Ruff details misunderstandings surrounding self-sovereign identity. This new digital identity model, known as SSI, has the potential to unleash a new era of digital interaction through the issuance, exchange and verification of strong digital credentials.

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October 18, 2018 | Panel Presentation

Elizabeth Renieris, Global Policy Counsel here at Evernym, explains the issues concerning identity and trust in an increasingly digital world. She then argues that self-sovereign identity can mitigate many of the related problems, such as fraud, risk, and high costs.

October 16, 2018 | Video Content

Elizabeth Renieris, Evernym’s Global Policy Counsel, addressed the UK All-Party Parliament Group recently. She gave insights on blockchain ushering in new ways of interacting, but addressed potential risks if not done correctly. She details that blockchain will not upend the world as we know it, but when coupled with changing opinions on data ownership and privacy, will have lasting consequences.

Evernym's Identity For Good initiative

Are you a non-profit organization needing to solve digital identity problems? We’ve reserved 5 free slots in our Accelerator program in 2019. Gain access to the latest tools, technology, and expertise surrounding self-sovereign identity (SSI), through the Evernym Accelerator program.

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Evernym Joins MOBI
October 08, 2018 | Global Consortium

Evernym has joined the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), which includes industry giants such as BMW, GM, Ford and Renault. The initiative will focus on using blockchain and related technologies to make mobility safer, greener, and more accessible.

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October 05, 2018 | Blog Post / Video

Evernym has joined the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), which includes industry giants such as BMW, GM, Ford and Renault. The initiative will focus on using blockchain and related technologies to make mobility safer, greener, and more accessible.

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Gartner names Evernym a Cool Vendor of blockchain identity technology

Gartner’s just-published Cool Vendors in Blockchain Technology features three vendors, Brave, Civic and Evernym that support a future where individuals control their own algorithms and identities. User adoption of these and other similar vendors’ technologies is far from assured, but the alternative is more of what we see today.

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Evernym and IOTA partner to promote a unified online identity

In this day and age, online identity systems are becoming a lot more popular. One unified identity to be used across different services and platforms can make life a lot more convenient for companies and consumers alike. IOTA and Evernym have partnered up to explore options pertaining to Tangle technology in this regard.

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Elizabeth Renieris on stage at MyData 2018
August 29, 2018 | Keynote

Our very own Elizabeth Renieris keynotes this year’s MyData2018, speaking on the legal landscape of our emerging industry. Willem Debeuckelaere and Elizabeth Renieris explain what kind of regulation we need for the era of decentralized blockchain technologies and personal data ecosystems.

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Evernym featured in Tractica's blockchain identity research
August 28, 2018 | Research Paper

In 2018, we are witnessing the launch of blockchains carrying commercial traffic and moving beyond proof-of-concept (PoC) demonstrations, though the selected applications have yet to demonstrate the capacity and scale of credit card networks.

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FinTech Podcast

This podcast dives deep into the issues of finding out what your digital identity actually means, who owns it, who the biggest players in the space are and how you can reclaim it with self-sovereign ID. They also take a look at how digital identity works globally and how it’s set to develop in the future.

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Elizabeth Renieris ABC Blockchain

Co-hosts Francis Rose and Adewale Omoniyi discuss what the government is working on to harness new technologies, innovations and powerful tools to improve the citizen experience now and into the future.

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Drummond Reed Blockchain Seattle

Blockchain Seattle recently got a hold of Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer at Evernym and speaker for this year’s BCS conference. Reed shared his history with blockchain, his expectations for the future and his insights on how self-sovereign identity will change the internet security landscape.

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OWI features Evernym's research on blockchain identity
August 02, 2018 | Research Paper

OWI has released its latest research, “Blockchain and Identity in 2018: A Year of Promise and Pilots,” providing a comprehensive review of the state of blockchain for identity as of the second quarter of 2018. The new paper highlights 18 companies and organizations.

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Elizabeth Renieris speaks GDPR with the MyData podcast

Evernym’s Global Policy Counsel, Elizabeth Renieris, speaks with the MyData podcast to discuss the importance of lawyers, engineers and product developers working together early as blockchain solutions emerge. She also delves into GDPR and the misperception that it was designed to somehow limit emergent technologies.

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The 2018 Crypto Valley Conference in collaboration with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has invited leading speakers, researchers and academics to share their latest discoveries in the domain of blockchain technology. This annual event includes a business and academic track. The scientific publications, presented at the conference can be found on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

James Monaghan talks about building a trusted digital identity infrastructure

James Monaghan is VP Product Management at Evernym, a startup based out of Utah, building the next generation of identity infrastructure for the world. It’s a fascinating project, tackling a big challenge that is designed to enable trusted peer interactions between individuals, organizations, and objects and to give the individual true control and ownership of his/her personal data. It’s a cutting-edge technology.

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libVCX Open Source Evernym
June 15, 2018 | Announcement

We believe that an open dialogue with our community will help everyone move faster in achieving these goals, so I will keep you updated on Evernym’s progress in this and future posts. Evernym has a talented team doing great work, but we aren’t going to be successful by keeping our inventions private.

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Elizabeth Renieris GDPR article

In this three-part blog series, Elizabeth Renieris, Evernym’s Global Policy Counsel, takes a deep-dive into GDPR and it’s implications on data, privacy and a whole lot more. In Part 1, Elizabeth give a thorough overview of the core concept and key objectives of the GDPR as well as an overview of Sovrin and SSI. Part 2 shines a light on key data protection principles, with Part 3 detailing data subject rights.

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Evernym Co-founder and CEO, Timothy Ruff discusses not only the 3 different types of digital identity relationships we see today, but he dives into Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), what it is – and why it’s better. Advances in distributed ledger technology have made an entirely new world of interaction possible and SSI may very well hold the keys to the majority of problems we face in today’s digitally-fluent world.

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Evernym and CULedger partner to create myCUID

DENVER, CO (February 26, 2018) — CULedger, builder of innovative blockchain-based products for credit unions and their members, teamed up with Evernym to launch MyCUID, a new consumer-focused digital identity solution. With MyCUID, credit union members can confidently protect themselves from financial fraud and identity theft, while enriching the trusted relationships members have with their credit unions…

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R3 Evernym press release

Salt Lake City and New York City, Jan. 29, 2018 — Self-sovereign identity technology leader Evernym and enterprise software firm R3 concluded a study to determine the interoperability of R3’s Corda platform with Sovrin, the only distributed ledger purpose-built for self-sovereign identity.

Originally developed by Evernym and later turned over to the international non-profit Sovrin Foundation. Evernym’s proprietary distributed identity solutions are built upon the Sovrin network.

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IOTA Evernym press release

Helsinki, Finland, Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blockchain technology innovation leaders IOTA and Evernym announced a new collaboration dedicated to jointly developing Internet of Things-enabling solutions focused on increasing trust by providing secure, irrevocable identity to all connected devices.

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Outlier Ventures invests in Evernym and the future of decentralized identity

London, Oct. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading blockchain and Web 3.0 venture capital firm Outlier Ventures becomes an investor in, and strategic partner of, Evernym the foremost developer of self-sovereign identity technologies and inventor of Sovrin, the global public utility for decentralized exchange of verifiable claims. Sovrin’s utility token distribution event is slated for mid-2018.  

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IL Blockchain Initiative Evernym

August 31, 2017 (Chicago/Salt Lake City) — Today the Illinois Blockchain Initiative announced its partnership with self-sovereign identity solutions leader Evernym, leveraging distributed ledger technology to provide secure digital identity solutions.

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