We are Growing!
Web3 is quickly becoming the new standard in our increasingly decentralized digital landscape, and tokenized identity presents the best path to usher us into this new era quickly and safely. Identity.com’s open-source marketplace for verifiable credentials provides a more reliable and frictionless ecosystem. For individuals, this means that we’re moving from a centralized three-party system to a decentralized two-party system, increasing privacy and security, while eliminating data tracking. Identity.com leverages blockchain technology to anchor trust in a decentralized and permission-less way, providing a secure way to share and verify credentials directly between participants. In this process, Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is never stored on-chain. Blockchains are immutable by design and present a wealth of benefits that will improve upon most of our current, outmoded systems, especially in the world of DeFi. Our focus on advancing identity verification across DeFi has provided us with new opportunities to embed an identity layer into blockchains. Right now, the way identity verification and protection are handled varies from chain to chain, and it has become clear to us that identity needs to be streamlined and verifiable, regardless of what blockchain it is in use on. So, our goal of integrating an identity layer across many blockchains remains. As a new financial system grows out of the DeFi community, Identity.com is finding more meaningful opportunities to serve the greater good, including providing a better onramp for investors. In continuing to work with Civic, we have found the ideal partner to provide our identity services to dApps.
Welcome, Martin RiedelI’m delighted to welcome Martin Riedel as CTO of Identity.com. At Identity.com, Martin will oversee the development of the open-source identity frameworks and the Identity.com marketplace. He will take the reins in 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). We’re fortunate to have a brilliant thought leader so well attuned to our mission of bringing the credential marketplace to the mainstream as a core member of our team. 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. In 2015 & 2016, he oversaw the development, deployment and certification (TÜV Rheinland) of the Software Infrastructure at the Certificate Authority of the German Federal Chamber of Notaries (Zertifizierungsstelle der Bundesnotarkammer). 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.
Calling All Top Talent — We’re Hiring!Because the demand for decentralized identity verification is growing, we are also growing. We have some great positions that we are excited to fill with the best and brightest. Open roles currently include:
- Technical Community Manager
- Product Manager
- Senior Software Engineer