Martin Riedel


Martin oversees the development of the open-source identity frameworks and the marketplace in addition to leading our work with the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He’s also a Co-Chair of the Claims & Credentials Group at the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF). Martin previously led innovation in the identity space at Civic with the development of the first decentralized Credential Marketplace. Prior to Civic, Martin worked as a developer and project manager for various IT companies in Germany. More recently, at Consensys Mesh, Martin was a Research Engineer focusing on the application of cutting-edge layer 2 blockchain technology on identity-related problems like identifier registration, and discovery and anonymous credential revocation lists. Martin received his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Tübingen and was a visiting graduate student at the University of Washington in Seattle.