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May 23, 2024 in Blog

ToIP at EIC and Beyond: A Summer of Not-to-Be Missed Sessions

See all the conference sessions and talks in which ToIP members or our partners will be participating.
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April 11, 2024 in Blog

ToIP Announces the First Implementers Draft of the Trust Spanning Protocol Specification

Read about a protocol that is to digital trust what the Internet Protocol (IP) is to digital data.
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April 3, 2024 in Blog

ToIP Announces the Implementers Draft of the Trust Registry Protocol Specification V2.0

Creating a simple and consistent way to programmatically get answers from authoritative ecosystem sources.
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April 2, 2024 in Blog

ToIP Announces New Issuer Governance Requirements Guide for Verifiable Credentials – Public Comment Needed

Comment on our first effort to define standard requirements for issuers of verifiable credentials.
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March 21, 2024 in Blog

Authentic Chained Data Containers (ACDC) Task Force Announces Public Review

A blueprint for creating truly decentralized, authentic, and verifiable ecosystems of identifiers, “credentials”, and attestations
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December 15, 2023 in News

Announcing Public Review of the did:webs Method Specification

Announcing a public review of did:webs, and the motivations for this new method.
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December 14, 2023 in Blog

Where’s the user manual?

Let's shape the friendly future of digital wallets together! Join in by sharing your thoughts in the survey.
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October 10, 2023 in Blog

Simplifying the Selection Process for Credential Issuance and Presentation Protocols

Making it easier for individuals to choose the right option based on their specific context and requirements.
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October 9, 2023 in Blog

A Major Step Towards Interoperable Identity Assurance

A joint blog post with the OpenID Foundation, addressing a key piece of the interoperability puzzle.
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August 31, 2023 in Blog

Mid-Year Progress Report on the ToIP Trust Spanning Protocol

Summarizing the seven pillars of the design of the trust spanning protocol.
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July 12, 2023 in Blog

What is the business value of harms countermeasures in digital identity systems?

Businesses can derive significant commercial benefits by mitigating the potential harms in digital identity ecosystems.
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June 12, 2023 in Blog

ToIP at Open Source Summit North America 2023 – Recap

Trends and highlights from the summit that has over 300 speakers and 15 micro-conferences.
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June 9, 2023 in Blog

ToIP Takeaways from the European Identity Conference and Identiverse

Key observations and takeaways from two of the largest digital identity conferences.
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April 28, 2023 in Blog

Internet Identity Workshop 36 in Review

In this guest blog post, Mathieu Glaude takes us through the conference topics that interested him the most.
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April 10, 2023 in Blog

Volunteers Needed – ToIP Announces new Issuer Governance Requirements Task Force

We need your voice! Help us broaden our perspectives and solidify our expected deliverables.
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March 27, 2023 in Blog

Decentralized SSI Governance

Practical steps for better business decisions using decentralized identity SSI infrastructure
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March 15, 2023 in Blog

How Do Humans Trust?

Human trust principles create the fabric in which we make decisions to trust something or someone. Scott Perry explores these in more detail in this guest blog post.
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March 13, 2023 in News

Announcing Interaction Patterns Task Force

Best practices for enabling consistent, accessible and trustworthy data exchange experiences for all
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February 23, 2023 in News

ToIP Joins the Open Wallet Foundation as an Associate Member

Since the missions of ToIP and OpenWallet Foundation (OWF) are so complementary, the ToIP Foundation is joining the OWF as an Associate Member.
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February 14, 2023 in Blog

A Conversation with Judith Fleenor, the ToIP Foundation’s New Executive Director

Judith Fleenor, ToIP's new Executive Director, talks to John Jordan about her top three priorities for 2023 in her new role, her reaction to her appointment, and more.
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January 17, 2023 in Blog

Why the digital identity juggernaut needs safety belts

How a new ToIP white paper provides a systemic view of how human harms function in digital identity ecosystems – and how to mitigate them
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January 5, 2023 in Blog

The ToIP Trust Spanning Protocol

A deeper dive to explain the special role of the ToIP Trust Spanning Protocol, and why it is the keystone to achieving large-scale interoperability.
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November 28, 2022 in Blog

What — Exactly — Is a Digital Trust Ecosystem?

Drawing on the characteristics of natural ecosystems and human economies to propose a concrete definition.
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November 14, 2022 in News

Announcing the First Public Review Draft of the ToIP Technology Architecture V1.0 Specification

Representing over a thousand collective hours of work, it specifies the architectural requirements for the ToIP Technology Stack.
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August 30, 2022 in News

Avast Joins the ToIP Foundation as a Steering Member

Avast (LON:AVST), a company best known for its antivirus and other cybersecurity products for consumers, has joined the Trust Over IP (ToIP) Foundation as a Steering Member. Avast recently acquired…
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August 29, 2022 in Blog

ToIP Steering Committee Member, the Government of British Columbia,  Improves Sustainability Reporting with Digital Trust Technology

While many self-sovereign identity solutions offer tools for individuals, a government team from Canada is using digital trust technology to improve sustainability reporting in the natural resource sector for organizations.   …
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August 15, 2022 in Blog

ToIP Steering Committee Members to speak at two conferences in Dublin, Ireland September 12th-16th

Join us for an exciting week of engagement with leaders in the area of digital-trust transformation.
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July 20, 2022 in Blog

Announcing Artificial Intelligence & Metaverse Technology Task Force

The ToIP Foundation is forming a new task force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Metaverse (AIM for short), under its Technology Stack working group.
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July 13, 2022 in Blog

Identity Week 2022 Recap

The Trust Over IP (ToIP) Foundation was invited to join a panel discussion on the topic of Smart Digital ID Wallets and the Future of Identity.
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July 12, 2022 in Blog

Identiverse 2022: The Time for Decentralized Identity is NOW

Two weeks ago was the first full-scale Identiverse since the pandemic began, and host Ping Identity pulled out all the stops. It started off with a wonderful video splash with…
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July 11, 2022 in Blog

Monokee Joins ToIP as a Steering Member

We are pleased to announce that Monokee s.r.l., a scaleup from north Italy, has joined the ToIP Foundation as a Steering Member. A company rising from the centralized and federated…
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June 15, 2022 in News

Achieving trusted digital transactions across the globe: OIX and ToIP align to make it happen

Two of the most influential global membership organisations in the digital ID space have aligned to forge a faster and more secure route to a shared and trusted digital future.…
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June 3, 2022 in Blog

Key ToIP Takeaways from the European Identity Conference

EIC 2022, held May 10-13 at the the Berlin Conference Center, had a strong ToIP presence, including Director of Strategic Engagements Judith Fleenor and Steering Committee members André Kudra (esatus),…
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May 27, 2022 in Blog

Decentralized Identity: Keys to mainstream adoption

by Mike Vesey, CEO, IdRamp, and Karl Kneis, COO, IdRamp Understanding the decentralized identity (DCI) market can be challenging. Inspiring C-level decision makers and IT executives to adopt decentralized identity…
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March 25, 2022 in News

Schellman Joins Trust Over IP Foundation as Steering Committee Member

Tampa-based Schellman, a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, announced today that it is joining the Trust over IP Foundation (ToIP) as a Steering Committee member. As the first…
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March 18, 2022 in Blog

No need for superhumans!

Ethics can be baked into the design process simply by calling on the human in all of us.
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March 4, 2022 in Blog

Layer 1 Utilities: An underground network connecting all SSI ecosystems

We want to develop a cohesive map and topology of all Layer 1 Utilities, and what route is best to take for each destination.
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March 2, 2022 in Blog

Radio With Pictures

Exploring why human trust should be an essential design element in the next generation of digital solutions.
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February 22, 2022 in Blog

“No, I don’t trust you” – Implementing Zero-Trust Architecture in the world of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)

We examine the efforts of the US federal government to adopt zero trust architecture (ZTA), and its implications for using decentralized identity.
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February 15, 2022 in Blog

The IRS and Privacy Optional

A news item caught the attention of the ToIP Foundation in the past week where there was a lot of controversy.
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February 7, 2022 in Blog

The Verifiable LEI: Delivering on the Promise of the ToIP Stack 

Stephan Wolf, CEO, GLEIF, reviews the progress made by GLEIF and ToIP on the road to creating a new digitally verifiable form of global organizational identity: the vLEI.
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February 1, 2022 in News

The ToIP Foundation Releases its First Official Governance Specifications

These are tools that CIOs, CISOs, Chief Privacy Officers, trust architects, and other policymakers can begin using immediately to construct governance frameworks.
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January 24, 2022 in Blog

The Trust Over IP Foundation Publishes New Introduction and Design Principles

When it was launched in May 2020, the ToIP Foundation summarized its mission in a single 20-page white paper called “Introduction to Trust Over IP”. This paper was based on…
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January 13, 2022 in Blog

Data Governance Act meets ToIP framework

by Jan Lindquist, Neil Thomson, Burak Serdar, Paul Knowles, Christoph Fabianek, Phil Wolff Introduction Europe’s Data Governance Act (DGA) reached a milestone. The European Parliament announced it “…reached a provisional agreement on…
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December 15, 2021 in News

🎄 ToIP Helps Santa with His Toughest Choices

The Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation announced a critical governing framework (PDF) to assist Santa in making his toughest choices during Christmas Eve. For generations, Santa used many information sources,…
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December 1, 2021 in Blog

Discussion Papers: Capturing New Ideas and Solving Tough Problems

Discussion Papers provide a quick way to write up a radical or unexpected idea to solve a problem in a way that fosters discussion and collaboration.
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November 24, 2021 in Blog

Let’s Go – Together!

Our societies and economies are not made of independent adults alone, and yet it's all too often an implicit assumption in digital interactions.
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November 21, 2021 in Blog

On Forests, Emergence, and Expansive Trust

Perhaps our perfectly reasonable focus on the details of credential implementation is distracting us from a profound generalization that our name, “Trust Over IP,” has suggested all along.
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November 15, 2021 in Blog

Key Takeaways From The Linux Foundation Member Summit

What has been happening while we’ve been holed up at home? In this year’s LFMS, two themes stood out.
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November 12, 2021 in News

ToIP Releases Additional Tools for Governance and Trust Assurance in Digital Trust Ecosystems

Following the September announcement of its first tools for managing risk in digital trust ecosystems, today the ToIP Foundation announced three more pairs of tools to assist in the task of…
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October 29, 2021 in Blog

A DIF & ToIP joint Statement of Support for the Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 specification becoming a W3C Standard

This statement was co-written by DIF and ToIP. On 3rd August 2021, the World Wide Web Consortium proposed advancing the Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 specification to their W3C Recommendation stage,…
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October 25, 2021 in Blog

Engaging with the Ontario Digital Identity Program

We recently had the honor to host a presentation from our Canadian counterparts in Ontario about their technology roadmap for their Digital Identity (ID) program. The aim of their program is…
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October 7, 2021 in Blog

A Year in Review: New Beginnings and Successes

The Internet is one of the most extraordinary developments in human history. It is connecting the world farther, faster, and deeper than any previous communications network. It is steadily digitizing…
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September 23, 2021 in Blog

Trust over IP Foundation Issues Its First Tools for Managing Risk in Digital Trust Ecosystems

The growing interest in verifiable digital credentials, such as mobile driver's licenses or digital health passes, means companies and governments need new tools for managing risk in this decentralized infrastructure.…
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August 12, 2021 in News

Release of the Good Health Pass (GHP) Interoperability Blueprint

The Trust Over IP (ToIP) Foundation together with the Good Health Pass Collaborative (GHPC) today announced the release of the Good Health Pass (GHP) Interoperability Blueprint V1.0.0 (PDF). Produced by over 125 participating companies and…
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June 7, 2021 in Blog, News

Good Health Pass Collaborative Releases Draft Blueprint for Digital Health Passes in Advance of G7 Summit

In an effort to restore global travel and restart the global economy, the Good Health Pass Collaborative today announced the release of the eagerly-anticipated Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint. The…
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May 10, 2021 in Blog, News

Trust over IP and Sovrin sign agreement to strengthen collaboration

The Sovrin Foundation (“Sovrin”) Board of Trustees and Trust over IP Foundation (“ToIP”) Steering Committee are pleased to announce that they have signed a Letter Agreement (dated March 18, 2021).…
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April 12, 2021 in Blog, News

ToIP Foundation Hosts the Interoperability Working Group for Good Health Pass

Digital health passes — often mischaracterized as “vaccine passports” in the popular press — are making headlines as a key component in the drive to restore global travel and restart…
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December 7, 2020 in News

ANNOUNCEMENT – Webinar: Trust over IP and Government (Dec 15, 2020)

The Trust over IP Foundation will host a live, interactive webinar event on December 15, 2020. Titled “Trust over IP and Government,” this event will feature a panel of industry…
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October 19, 2020 in Blog

Trust over IP Foundation Introduces a New Tool for Interoperable Digital Trust

When the ToIP Foundation launched in May 2020, our mission was to define a new model for achieving trust online—a model that breaks away from the thousands of siloed solutions…
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May 5, 2020 in News

Cross-Industry Coalition Advances Digital Trust Standards

Governments, nonprofits and private sectors across finance, health care, enterprise software and more team up with Linux Foundation to enhance universal security and privacy protocols for consumers and businesses in…
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