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By Anne Bailey

IBM Decentralized Identity

The IBM Decentralized Identity platform is both an enterprise solution for individual companies and the foundation of a global decentralized identity ecosystem. IBM’s decentralized identity solution has prioritized interoperable protocols rooted in Hyperledger Indy and Aries to provide secure exchange of information. IBM’s decentralized identity solution can help enterprises establish decentralized identity networks built upon Hyperledger Indy or participate in decentralized identity ecosystems as issuers, holders, and verifiers.
By Anne Bailey

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  1. Figure 1 Decentralized Identity

1 Introduction

Building the infrastructure for digital identity presents challenges of verifiability, interoperability, and speed. But in light of recent data breach ...

Blockchains can facilitate the secure sharing of digital identity between a user and an institution with decentralized public key infrastructure (dPKI ...

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2 Product Description

IBM, a multinational corporation based in the US, provides a wide range of hardware, software, and consulting solutions. IBM’s decentralized identit ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

IBM’s decentralized identity solution, currently in a technology preview, is a robust developing option to enter the decentralized identity space. I ...

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