The development of the three verification modules of Email, Twitter and Riot (element.io) has been basically completed, along with some smoke tests on our development network (based on polkadot v0.86).
Simple authorization for RESTful APIs (security -> access control)
Started as a decentralized identity protocol on Polkadot with the focus on blockchain infrastructure construction, we have been thinking a lot in the future of the Web 3.0. From the P2P interconnection of all things to the possibilities of on-chain super identities, after countless thoughts and iterations in a year, we finally chose to land on the cross-chain identity aggregator. We are aiming to provide a better Web 3.0 identity experience as an open protocol penetrated into different DApps, and to provide users with one-stop decentralized identity management services and privacy protection.
“The upcoming year is a critical time for the large-scale application of blockchain and DeFi, Polkadot must be ready with a robust and scalable identity aggregator for different Defi projects and Dapps in the ecosystem and Litentry is here to support.” …
An identity represents a collection of data of a natural person. An actively generated cross-platform identity provide credit for accessing dedicated services, for example, a good Alipay credit could get a micro loan or free borrowing services. A cross-platform identity could also makes the accounts management easier like Facebook login enables single sign-on for different applications.
But the data is not only collected actively by user inputs, it is sometime passively collected by the scripts monitoring user behaviors, and it is always leveraged by data brokers without notifying users.
Pseudo-anonymous blockchain networks come in and prevent the identity profile being monitored, but it also eliminates the benefits of having a cross-platform identity. Without a cross-platform identity, the user experience of identity management on DApps would not be as competent as Web2.0 Apps, and most importantly, it is hard to validate and accreditate identities, which will lead to the following…
Litentry network features identity layer on Polkadot ecosystem.
Litentry enables user to aggregate identities from other chains, features an identity matching and identity staking mechanism, as a whole it consists of decentralized identity and user activity data aggregation infrastructure.
With an aggregated cross-chain identity, blockchain projects could offer dedicated graded services/functions according to the identity’s quantified data. …