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Organisation: SICPA SPAIN S.L.

Organisation Type: SME

Country: Spain

Field(s) of expertise / NGI Topic:

  • BlockChain

NGI focus areas for experiments:

  • Privacy and trust enhancing technologies
  • Decentralised data governance
  • Discovery and identification technologies
  • Strengthening internet trustworthiness with electronic identities

Your NGI-related portfolio: Our NGI related portfolio is made of necessary Self-Sovereign Identity tools to issue, manage, verify and revoke Verifiable Credentials (VCs). Our platform supports both AnonCreds and JSON-LD standards which enhance the interoperability across the overall ecosystem and enable true portability of Verifiable Credentials across issues, holders and verifier. Operational viability is ensured by both online and offline verification capabilities. The level of assurance can be reinforced by the integration of digital signature (e.g. eIDAS). We participated in the 1st phase of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), during which we demonstrated our interoperability with other stakeholders based on the permanent residency card (“Green card”) use case. More recently, we are working at the European infrastructure level with eSSIF-Lab, offering multiple DID-methods which leave room for stakeholders to make their own decision on which DID-method to use for their specific use case(s). The Internet today has no way to uniquely identify people, therefore, websites and applications must do that task, via password and username, which are hackable. The next evolution of Internet is the creation of a common identity layer that allows people to have a digital identity they can use and reuse across different contexts. An Internet that responds to people’s fundamental needs, including trust, privacy, security, and inclusion, while reflecting the values and the norms all citizens – an Internet of Identity, a Next Generation of Internet. We have already participated in two SSI projects (US DHS and 1st European eSSIF-Lab infrastructure call), and the next step is about inter-connecting nationwide identity and verifiable credentials systems in order to perform cross-border applications. We would like to demonstrate that verifiable credentials issued by European agencies can be verified and re-used by US agencies, and vice versa, including the above-mentioned building blocks (e.g., ledger-agnostic, universal resolver, etc…).

The 30-months project will push the Next Generation Internet a step further by providing cascade funding to EU-based researchers and innovators in carrying out Next Generation Internet related experiments in collaboration with US research teams.

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