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2020-08-28 "SSI for Germany" Consortium starts decentralized identity network
As the research and consortial partner, we are happy to announce that The "SSI for Germany" consortium, which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), has successfully established a decentralized identity network and will implement various use cases on it in the coming months.
The "SSI for Germany" consortium has started the operation of a decentralized network for digital identities on Friday, August 21, 2020. The network will initially be operated as a test network of nine different nodes and will be expanded to 15 nodes within the next month. In the future, the decentralized identity network will be managed by a European cooperative, which will be open to partners throughout Europe.
The "SSI for Germany" consortium is an association of public and private institutions that have set themselves the goal of establishing an open ecosystem for identity management in Europe. The consortium's solution is based on open standards and open source technology and is particularly characterized by data economy and transparency. The solution enables users to manage their identity information themselves and decide when and with whom they want to share it. The consortium also evaluates industrial scenarios that take into account the identities of machines, vehicles and IoT devices.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) as part of the competition phase of the innovation competition "Showcase Secure Digital Identities". The consortium is currently led by Main Incubator GmbH.
"With the establishment of the decentralized identity network, we are creating the infrastructure for the exchange of identity information, which enables verifiability, privacy, data sovereignty as well as sovereignty for all participants," says the consortium's program manager, Helge Michael from Main Incubator.
With this event, an important milestone has been reached. We would like to thank our partners as well as project sponsors and are looking forward to further great cooperation.
In addition to TU Berlin, the following partners are also involved in the project :
Main Incubator GmbH, Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, esatus AG, Creditreform Boniversum GmbH, Commerzbank AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, ING Deutschland, Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V., the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bank-Verlag GmbH, regio iT GmbH, Siemens AG, City of Cologne, Telekom Innovation Laboratories (Deutsche Telekom AG), GS1 Germany GmbH and Festo SE & Co. KG.
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