Decentralised digital identity: IOTA Identity goes on sale as alpha version

The IOTA Foundation has released an alpha version of its upcoming decentralised identity solution „IOTA Identity“.

The IOTA Foundation has released a first alpha version of its planned solution for digital decentralised identities, according to an IOTA blog post on 12 November.

IOTA’s decentralised identity solution, called IOTA Identity, will allow services, software and devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) to interact in a standardised way with proof of identity.

Consideration of important DID standards
According to IOTA, IOTA Identity fully implements Bitcoin Revolution the standards for so-called „Decentralized Identifiers (DID)“ and „Verifiable Credentials“ proposed so far by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The code can be downloaded by interested developers from the code platform GitGub.

A detailed documentation, code examples and further features are still missing in the early release of IOTA Identity. But IOTA wants to improve this in the coming weeks.

Together with IOTA Identity, IOTA is also publishing the open source code of its Selv app, which was created during a hackathon of the Financial Times in spring. This is a demo application for managing health data in conjunction with a decentralised digital proof of identity.

In this digital health passport, which was developed in the context of the Corona pandemic, people can manage their personal health data such as Covid test results or vaccination certificates on their own.

Coordicide still in focus
In addition to projects such as IOTA Identity, IOTA continues to focus on its mammoth project „Coordicide“ to abolish the coordinator previously needed in the Tangle. By 2021, the IOTA Foundation wants to completely abolish the network coordinator. At the end of September, IOTA presented the future reputation system for nodes called Mana.