White Papers

This library contains Evernym-created white papers, research, guides, and links to relevant third-party produced documentation.

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The Sovrin Provisional Trust Framework

The purpose of the Sovrin Trust Framework is to define the business, legal, and technical terms which all Members of the Sovrin Network agree to follow in order to achieve trust in Sovrin as a global public utility.

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The Inevitable Rise of Self-Sovereign Identity

An introduction to the key concepts of self-sovereign identity, and why Sovrin represents the solution to so many of today’s identity challenges.

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The Technical Foundations of Sovrin

A description of Sovrin’s technical underpinnings and the various components which make up the Sovrin Identity Network.

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What Goes On The Ledger

A white paper from Evernym in cooperation with the Sovrin Foundation. An overview of what’s on the Sovrin distributed ledger and why.

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How Sovrin Works

Some illustrated practical examples of key Sovrin features in action.

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The Sovrin Founding Steward Agreement

The Founding Steward Agreement is the contract for the initial Stewards of the network (trusted institutions who operate Sovrin Network validator nodes).

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The Sovrin Identity Owner Agreement

The Identity Owner Agreement is the contract for identity owners on the network.

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Becoming a Sovrin Steward

An introduction to the benefits and responsibilities associated with becoming a steward.

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Sovrin Glossary

Key terms, explained.

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Sovrin Getting Started Guide

A technical orientation guide using the Sovrin Command Line interface.

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