Tangem, a CCI participating company, extended the use of their NFC-enabled cards from storing digital currencies to verifiable credentials. Tangem has a vertically integrated technology stack that is a unique combination of card-based hardware, firmware, and mobile applications capable of signing transactions directly to almost any database. It presents a physical solution for self-sovereign identity (SSI) that is conformant to FIDO and W3C standards. With respect to COVID-19 mitigation, this inexpensive hardware wallet enables anyone to physically take ownership of their own testing history, vaccination records, and other credentials to ensure no one is excluded by this new technology.
The video above shows a reference UX flow with Tangem’s own ID application. However, the functionality of the Tangem cards can be embedded in any mobile app through open source SDKs. Tangem continuously seeks enterprise partnerships to bring innovative solutions to market and has considered the needs for interoperability and flexibility in its products’ deployment. Its involvement in the CCI is no exception. By participating in CCI, Tangem seeks to partner with software providers and solutions that need a physical component capable of offline issuance/verification/presentation of verifiable credentials for COVID-19.
To learn more about Tangem, please read CCI’s most recent blog post and join the upcoming CCI use case group call at 10 am ET on Tuesday, November 10 for a live demo and Q&A.