Mr FABIAN TORRES
Field of expertise / NGI Topic: BlockChain
Organisation type: SME
Organisation’s full legal name: SICPA SPAIN S.L.
NGI-related portfolio (solutions,projects, platforms, etc…) 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…).
NGI focus areas for experiments privacy, governance, discovery, strengthening,
Field(s) of expertise / NGI Topic BlockChain
Are you aware of any funding schemes available that could be used in conjunction with the funding of NGIatlantic.eu Thanks to SVIP DHS Phase 1 and to the Horizon 2020 funded projects, the NGIAtlantic.eu will allow us to take part to cross-border developments and therefore raise new USA funds.
Do you have any early evidence of your project, platform, that you wish to share? We have been awarded 2 projects in the SSI domain: • one by the USA Department of Homeland Security (https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2019/11/14/news-release-dhs-awards-181k-verify-digital-credentials), • the other one in Europe (https://essif-lab.eu/meet-the-essif-labs-ecosystem-the-infrastructure-development-instrument-first-winners/). We demonstrated that our platform responds to the highest requirements in term of interoperability (e.g. VCs sent to 3rd party wallet), ease of use (e.g. offline verification) and standardization (e.g. universal resolver).
Which kind of experiments would you like to see funded via NGIatlantic.eu Open Calls?
The experiments that we would like to be funded, should demonstrate the following key aspects: • Interoperabilty and standardization: Verifiable credentials are issued with different DIDmethods, signed with eIDAS signature and sent cross-border to 3rd party in USA. Test the compatibility between US and EU regulations (e.g. Level of assurance, data privacy, etc…) • Ease of use and deployability: US agency should be able to re-use European issued VCs on their SSI platform, including multiple levels of assurance for the verification part (e.g. offline verification). • Scalability: need to asses during this project