Polygon, the Ethereum-based layer-2 scaling protocol, has launched a zero-knowledge decentralized identity solution, Polygon ID, for public use, according to its official blog post.
This identity solution offers a self-sovereign identity infrastructure stack to developers building decentralized identity solutions for users, empowering them with control over their identity and privacy.
With it, businesses can now manage user data without the hassle of data management headaches, while users can prove they are human without disclosing personal information.
It allows users to generate zero-knowledge proofs using off-chain credentials like diplomas, driver’s licenses, or national IDs to interact with smart contracts, offering users passwordless login, reusable credentials, and composable reputation.
Unlocking New Possibilities With Polygon ID
Developers can leverage Polygon ID tools to integrate decentralized identity into their applications while being Web3 native. This is made available under an open-source AGPL license.
These tools unlock a wide range of use cases for developers, from Proof of Uniqueness and Immediate Onboarding to use by DAOs and Decentralized Finance (DeFi).
It also enables portable avatars and reputation by allowing users to store and update digital assets, achievements, and progress across different games and the metaverse.
The public release of Polygon ID adds four new tools to its Toolset, including Verifier SDK, Issuer Node, Wallet SDK, and Wallet App, all made available under an open-source AGPL license.
Blockchain Lock, an IoT device and blockchain company, is already using it to facilitate the unlocking and locking of office spaces using its trust network. Similarly, Bloock, a blockchain technology company, is building a trusted network to facilitate identity issuance to over 7,000 real estate professionals in Spain.
Polygon ID offers a fundamental change in the Internet’s trust model, making elaborate proofs like “I’m older than 18 and a citizen of the U.K.” possible without disclosing personal information.
However, it offers tools for decentralized and private identity solutions that are worthy of the next iteration of the Internet, enabling trust and verification while maintaining the veil of privacy.
Twitter Community Reaction On Polygon ID
In response to this news, community members have expressed their excitement and anticipation for Polygon’s future projects. One user proclaimed themselves a “MATIC Fanatic,” while another hoped to see the solution integrated with @SynFuturesDefi in the near future.
Yet another wondered if Polygon would be involved in AI projects down the line. The community seems impressed with its vision and range of offerings, with some even expressing amazement at the company’s ability to innovate continually. Several users also desired to see it integrated with AI projects soon.
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