Resources

Here you can learn about the core concepts driving MATTR Platform; read in-depth articles on use cases, solutions, technical implementations, specifications and more; get updates on what’s happening in the decentralised identity community; and watch presentations and demo walkthroughs.

For a more technical and detailed look at how our platform works, check out MATTR Learn.

Intro to DIDs for people
Basic building blocks of SSI
Basic building blocks of SSI
Drummond Reed & Alex Preukschat
Overview of Decentralized Identity Standards
The Three Models of Digital Identity Relationships
The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity
JWM: a new standard for secure messaging
Intro to Web of Trust
Intro to Web of Trust
TOIP Foundation
Awesome Semantic Web Resources
Awesome Semantic Web Resources
Zachary Whitley, Maxim Veksler, et al.

MATTR is proud to announce we’ve added support for privacy-preserving verifiable credentials on our platform using BBS+ signatures. Using a technique to implement selective disclosure, we’ve added the ability to generate credentials that support zero knowledge proofs without revealing any unnecessary information about the end-user, or placing any added burden on issuers, in the process.

Here at MATTR, we have been hard at work building a suite of products to serve the next generation of digital trust. We’ve designed our products based on a few key principles: extensible data formats, secure authentication protocols, a rigorous semantic data model, industry-standard cryptography, and the use of drivers and extensions to allow modular and configurable use of the platform over time. By combining our core capabilities with extensions and drivers, our platform offers developers convenience without compromising flexibility or choice.

Verifiable Credentials, a standard at the W3C as of late last year, is a verifiable data model which can be represented in multiple different assertion formats. Essentially, these formats, or ‘types’ of verifiable credentials, are just alternative ways to represent the same information.

Cabinet has confirmed that a Digital Identity Trust Framework based in legislation will be developed. The Trust Framework will be a regulatory regime that ensures that identity service providers meet the required rules. The Trust Framework will also ensure that citizens and businesses can have trust and confidence that their identity information is being handled appropriately.

One of the most important challenges that remain in decentralized identity architecture is the key management. The whole point of a Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure (which is the underlying paradigm that has led to the development of Decentralized Identifiers and many other related technologies) is that individuals, organizations, and things create and manage their own cryptographic keys without reliance on a central authority or intermediary.

Kantara Initiative announced today that it has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ) to support the goal of energizing New Zealand’s digital identity ecosystem development, where everyone can prove who they are digitally to organizations in a secure and trusted way. Kantara will share its digital identity assurance program learnings, schemes, specifications and best practice guidelines with DINZ in support of its mission.

Decentralized Identity ExplainedDecentralized Identity Explained
Intro to ZKPs using BBS+ signaturesIntro to ZKPs using BBS+ signatures