Polygon ID developers have released four new tools for their decentralized identity infrastructure, enabling developers to create a more equitable internet with identity at the center. The tools make use of zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs, allowing users to verify their identity without revealing their personal information.
The Polygon ID framework comprises the Identity Holder, Issuer, and Verifier, forming a “triangle of trust.” This framework ensures users have freedom of expression and privacy by default, diverging from centralized legacy systems where critical personal information must be submitted to a third party. The four tools include the Verifier software development kit (SDK), issuer node, and wallet SDK. The Wallet App is also available. All toolsets are compatible with the W3C standards.
Polygon ID’s Identity Infrastructure
The verifier is responsible for verifying the proof presented by the holder, who controls a wallet. In this arrangement, the holder creates ZK proofs of the verifiable credentials (VCs) issued, ensuring their privacy and identity are protected. Meanwhile, the issuer is an entity that gives out VCs to the holder.
Platforms that incorporate Polygon ID will have their user data protected by default, and users will have self-sovereignty over their data. Corporations using the solution can issue verifiable credentials about their users instantly. Organizations can also verify claims on-demand via a suite of tools.
Revolutionizing Data Ownership
Polygon is an Ethereum layer-2 solution with high scalability and low trading fees, compatible with the Ethereum virtual machine (EVM). Over the years, Polygon has developed an active DeFi, NFTs, and gaming ecosystem.
Polygon’s latest release aims to provide a secure and trusted relationship between integrating dApps and end-users while empowering organizations to manage their members’ credentials. This release could prove instrumental in advancing blockchain technology, especially when it comes to privacy and self-sovereignty. Polygon ID’s tools have the potential to change how we view identity and data ownership on the internet.