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Tuesday, June 8 • 20:50 - 21:05
An Open Source Approach to Enable SSI Credentials at Scale - Michelle Ghazal & Nate Sulat, Kiva

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In this session, Michelle and Nate will provide an overview and demo of Kiva’s use of Hyperledger Aries which allows people to extend existing applications with the capabilities that SSI credentials provide. This software was used for a pilot by the government of Sierra Leone to verify the identities of bank customers and grant access to digital identity wallets held in escrow on their behalf. Our initiative, Kiva Protocol, was awarded the Global Prize for the 2020 World Bank Mission Billion Challenge. This open-source system is available on GitHub and this session will show you how to get started. Kiva Protocol packages together tools out of Hyperledger Aries, Hyperledger Ursa, and Hyperledger Indy to digitize the civil registry and enable an ecosystem of standards-compliant verifiable credentials.

Speakers
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Michelle Ghazal

Senior Front End Engineer, Kiva
Michelle Ghazal is a senior front-end engineer at Kiva working on Kiva Protocol, an open-source global digital identity verification system meant to address two of the major barriers to accessing financial services: a lack of formal identification and a lack of verifiable credit history.Previously... Read More →
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Nate Sulat

Front End Engineer, Kiva
Nate Sulat is a Front End Engineer at Kiva working on their Protocol team, which seeks to create a more inclusive financial system by leveraging self-sovereign identity principles and technology to make identity verification and credit tracking easier for governments and financial... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:50 - 21:05 CEST
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