What Is Hyperledger Indy?

The Sovrin Foundation open sourced the codebase used to create the Sovrin Network and contributed the initial code to Hyperledger Indy, a project dedicated to blockchain under the Linux Foundation umbrella. Hyperledger Indy is a distributed ledger, purpose-built for...

Is Sovrin ‘Permissioned’?

The Sovrin Network is a public–permissioned blockchain. Public means anyone can use the Sovrin ledger to make transactions. Permissioned only relates to who can actually operate the network and run the validator nodes. Unlike bitcoin that allows anyone to run a node...

Who can own an identity?

Sovrin Identity Owners can be individuals, organizations (legal persons of any form, such as corporations, partnerships, LLCs, NGOs, and governments) or internet enabled devices. The Sovrin Network does not directly issue credentials. Learn more about the roles within...

What does ‘decentralized’ mean?

Sovrin is described as “decentralized” because there is no central authority to register with to actually use the Network. The only information on the ledger is public information like decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and all other information remains off. This allows...

How does Sovrin work?

The Sovrin Network consists of server nodes located around the world hosted and administered by a diverse group of trusted entities called Stewards. Each node contains a copy of the ledger, a record of publicly accessed information needed to verify the validity of...