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.

The MATTR team is excited to announce a critical new addition to our product capabilities. We’re continuing to build out an extensive suite of features to support the exchange of Verifiable Credentials (VCs), leveraging the best efforts of the open-source community along with a number of distinct product innovations. These innovations include our recent work related to using BBS+ signatures for privacy-preserving selective disclosure and our earlier work on the OIDC Credential Provider spec. We’ve also been busy sharing new tools for checking the syntax of a JSON-LD credential during development.

New to JSON-LD? Introducing JSON-LD Lint
New to JSON-LD? Introducing JSON-LD Lint
Emily Fry and Tobias Looker

JSON-LD, based on the ubiquitous JSON technology, is rapidly gaining adoption on the web. JSON-LD is an innovation relevant to both business minds and developers alike. For those unfamiliar with this technology, this short video is a great introduction. At MATTR we use JSON-LD in a variety of ways. For example, the platform generates credentials using this technology so that they can be inherently understood and referenced.

At MATTR we’ve been busy building the next generation of solutions for verifiable data and digital trust. Earlier this month we introduced our platform and added experimental support for a new, privacy-preserving method for selective data disclosure.

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