Verifiable Credentials Ltd., a CCI participating company, is looking to verifiable credentials as a way to produce COVID-19 certificates of any type—vaccination, immunity, and/or test certificates, etc. (of course once vaccination or immunity testing is available). In the demo video above, a user registers at a COVID-19 test center to receive an immunity certificate, and then subsequently uses that certificate to show the Nightingale Hospital their COVID-19 immunity status. You can view the iOS version here.
In October, Verifiable Credentials Ltd. was awarded two new project grants. First, they were selected to enter Phase 2 of the European Self-Sovereign Identity Lab (eSSIF-Lab) Business Call. The purpose of this project is to design and build a mutli-lingual policy management infrastructure for service providers who wish to accept verifiable credentials in order to grant users access to their resources.
Verifiable Credentials Ltd. has constructed three use cases to showcase the use of these policies:
1) registering for the staff rotation of the critical care ward at Nightingale Hospital
2) downloading an academic paper from IEEE digital library
3) purchasing a car parking permit online
Second, they were awarded an Innovate UK grant to work with East Kent Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and Crossword Cybersecurity plc to produce a proof-of-concept trial of COVID-19 certificates. This project will integrate East Kent’s COVID-19 database with Verifiable Credentials’ VC middleware to produce privacy-protecting COVID-19 certificates on demand for both people with smartphones and people with no computing device at all. Furthermore, they will be implementing a Power of Attorney system for patients who are no longer capable of acting on their own behalf.
Verifiable Credentials Ltd's unique infrastructure combines two W3C recommendations together: Web Authentication (FIDO2) for strong authentication and the Verifiable Credentials Data Model for strong identification and authorization. It does not require DIDs or DLTs in order to operate efficiently and effectively. The proof-of-concept trial with East Kent NHS will validate the usability and utility of their solution.
Verifiable Credentials Ltd. is looking to the CCI community for implementations that would be interested in performing interworking tests with its system. Please reach out to David Chadwick if you are interested.