Self-sovereign identity
with verifiable claims:
simply revolutionary.

Solving the identity silo problem begins with a digital identity that you literally own, not just control — a “self-sovereign” identity.

When combined with verifiable claims, it enables any person, organization, or thing to interact directly with any other person, organization or thing, with trust and privacy.

Evernym's self-sovereign identity platform

How can you tell if an identity is truly self-sovereign?

If anyone other than you can “pull the plug” or change the rules for your identity, it isn’t self-sovereign, it is siloed – even if it uses ‘blockchain’ technology.

True, globally scalable self-sovereign identity requires an open source, decentralized network which no single entity owns or controls. Until the advent of distributed ledger technology (DLT) this was impossible. Not any more.

Self-Sovereign Identity and
Distributed Ledger Technology

Implemented properly, distributed ledger technology (DLT, sometimes referred to as “blockchain”) can remove reliance on centralized silos, enabling the revolutionary power of self-sovereignty.

Implemented in a proprietary manner, DLT behaves similar to a traditional database where one entity retains pull-the-plug and change-the-rules authority. This model still has the fundamental problems of siloed identity, which created the identity mess in the first place.

True self-sovereignty

Any person, organization, or thing can actually own their digital identity – not just control it – independent from any silo.


Any person, organization, or thing can instantly verify the authenticity of “claims,” including who (or what) something claims to be.


Complete control of how, what and when information is shared, without added risk of correlation and without creating troves of breachable data.

Establishing Trust
with Verifiable Claims

With Evernym, trust is established using verifiable claims. Verifiable claims open a limitless new world of trusted authentication. Paperlessly, passively – instantly.

A verifiable claim is exactly what it sounds like: a claim shared by any person, organization, or thing that can be instantly verified by the receiving party.

for example:

The post office issues a verifiable claim to Alice attesting that her street address is 123 Main Street.

Issuing a verifiable claim with self-sovereign identity

Alice shares this claim with her credit union as part of opening a new account.

Sharing a verifiable claim with self-sovereign identity

Without having any connection to or interaction with the post office, the credit union instantly and cryptographically verifies that Alice’s claim is signed by the post office and has not been revoked.

Verifying a digital credential with self-sovereign identity

Alice now owns this proof-of-address claim and can use it anywhere she wants, as much as she wants, and now the credit union can trust that Alice’s address is 123 Main Street.

Verifiable claims bring huge advantages in comparison to existing hub-and-spoke federation models and data silos:


Not restricted to specific data types, mechanisms, or contracts imposed by a central hub, anyone can present identity information of any type to anyone else in the world, and the recipient can unpack and verify it instantly, with no need for hundreds of complex APIs and commercial contracts.


Verifiable claims, along with all private data, are stored off-ledger by each self-sovereign identity owner, wherever the owner decides. No private information is ever stored on the ledger, in any form.


The combination of self-sovereign identity and verifiable claims enables highly advanced privacy-enhancing techniques, such as zero-knowledge proofs (for selective disclosure) and anonymous revocation, to be made available to the world.

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