The Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) was founded in May 2017, and is an open source decentralized identity ecosystem for people, organizations, software applications, and devices.
The following organizations are founding members of the Decentralized Identity Foundation:
- Danube Tech
- Bigchain DB
- Meta X
- Trusted Key
- ID 2020
- The Humanized Internet
- 1Kosmos BlockID
- Secure Key
- Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Microsoft is working with the Decentralized Identity Foundation and the World Wide Web Consortium Credentials Community Group to create decentralized identity solutions.
Decentralized Identity Foundation Announces Formation At Consensus 2017
Decentralized Identity Foundation Grows To 56 Members In Our First Year
Decentralized Identity Foundation
Decentralized Identity Foundation in Motion
October 11, 2017
Microsoft partners with DIF and W3C on Decentralized Identity - SD Times
October 15, 2018
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