• Sharering is a blockchain-based platform that enables the creation and use of „self-sovereign“ verifiable credentials.
• Unconnected.org, a UK-based social enterprise, has partnered with Sharering to help connect those without access to the web to the internet.
• Tim Bos, CEO of Sharering, believes that self-sovereign digital identities can be used to verify online identities.
Sharering: A Blockchain Platform for Creating Self-Sovereign Verifiable Credentials
Sharering is a blockchain-based platform that enables the creation and use of „self-sovereign“ verifiable credentials. This technology ensures that „individuals maintain control and security over their own data“. Millions of potential world wide web users are still disconnected from the internet because they lack required or verifiable identities, among other things; this technology seeks to address this issue by offering an effective way for internet users to prove who they claim to be online.
Unconnected.org, a United Kingdom-based social enterprise that „connects the unconnected“ to the world wide web, recently announced its partnership with Sharering in order to overcome barriers which prevent access to data on the web due to lack of verifiable identities. The initiative seeks to connect one billion people worldwide who don’t currently have access to the internet by using self-sovereign digital identity technology as a way of verifying online identities.
Benefits and Challenges
The benefits of this technology include providing individuals with control over their own data while ensuring security at all times; however some critics have argued that such verifiable digital identities come with flaws or disadvantages that may nullify these perceived advantages.
Tim Bos’ Thoughts on Self Sovereign Digital Identities
Tim Bos, CEO of Sharering believes hard work and constant adjustments can ensure self sovereign digital identities are ideal when seeking verify online identities. Moreover, he argues that self custody should mean ownership over everything about oneself in order for this technology truly benefit those it was created for – disadvantaged groups like refugees – who need verifiable credentials in order access information from the web which may enhance their lives significantly.
Understanding What Sharering Seeks To Achieve
Bos also offered his thoughts on what needs to be done in order for regulators and governments understand what Sharering (and others) are trying achieve with self sovereign digital identities; he believes consistent communication between tech startups like ShareRing and government entities is key so as both parties can more easily comprehend each other’s objectives regarding how best we can utilize this emerging technology safely going forward.