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Project Spotlight: Tangem ID

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. 

Upcoming Events

Identity Week Virtual
Nov. 16-18 | Virtual

Europe's largest identity focused event of the year "aims
to help create a more secure world, where trusted identity solutions enable governments and commercial organizations to provide citizens, employees, customers and consumers with a multitude of services, entitlements and opportunities to transact in a seamless, yet secure manner."

CCI Workstream Updates

Use Case Implementation

The use case presentations scheduled for October 27th were postponed due to calendar syncing issues caused by Europe's transition to Daylight Savings Time. Instead, a group of participants had an engaging conversation about how to pitch and educate key stakeholders. You can find the recording here.

Upcoming demo presentations include:

For more information, please visit our homepage.


Rules & Governance 

The CCI GF work was discussed on the sidelines of the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) #31, and the group reconvened to review the editorial work remaining. The general availability of the final product that is v2.0 of the Governance Framework is now scheduled for mid-November. If you would like to contribute translations for the Governance Framework, we welcome your participation in our plans to make this available in non-English languages. 

Coordination & Communications

We attended two major events in identity and privacy:

  • We hosted two sessions at Internet Identity Workshop #31 discussing 1) the challenges CCI faced as a grassroots community and 2) the alternatives to verifiable credentials for COVID-19 credentials. 
  • Kaliya Young, Identity Woman, was invited to present her views from her submission paper about CCI at two sessions of the Privacy and Pandemics Workshop.

We have received positive feedback from workstream leads regarding launching a task force under W3C CCG. The next step would be drafting a charter that defines the mission, scope, and deliverables for further discussions internally, with CCG, and with organizations we hope to collaborate with.

Our CCI Knowledge Base has hit 100 entries. We are planning for a broader circulation to better understand how to build it to better meet readers' needs.

Related News and Articles

Interrogating Self-Sovereign Identity

A thorough article covering a wide range of views on self-sovereign identity, especially in the context of its emerging use in the COVID-19 pandemic. CCI was referenced and some participants were quoted in the article. 

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The Scientific and Ethical Feasibility of Immunity Passports

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U.K. Preparing COVID-19 Vaccine Trials that Deliberately Expose Study Subjects

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NIH Director 'Guardedly Optimistic' About COVID-19 Vaccine Approval by End of 2020

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Digital Identity Solutions for Health Status Verification Evaluated by Aviation and Hospitality Industries

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Are COVID-19 Immunity Passports Ethical?

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China Joins International COVID-19 Vaccine Alliance

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CCI Knowledge Base (100 Entries)

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