NB Orbit Mobile Wallet Demonstrates AIP 1.0 Compliance with Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada
As Canadian and European governments prepare to issue digital identities to their citizens (e.g., passports, driver's licences, health cards), ensuring ownership, control and interoperability of data is paramount.
Gatineau, Québec and Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 23, 2021) - In February 2021, Northern Block released a suite of self-sovereign identity products (branded as NB Orbit) to facilitate the adoption of digital trust ecosystems. Knowing that government digital identity initiatives require the use of open source code, specifications and standards, Northern Block ensured its products were architected around them. They also continued contributing in the open source at the Trust over IP Foundation, the DIACC and in Hyperledger Aries.
Hyperledger Aries is a toolkit aimed to provide a shared, reusable, interoperable tool kit designed for initiatives and solutions focused on creating, transmitting and storing verifiable digital credentials. It includes a shared cryptographic storage for blockchain clients as well as a communications protocol for allowing off-ledger interactions between those clients. In order to kickstart their decentralized identity initiatives, Canadian and European governments have selected Hyperledger Aries as their technology stack of choice.
"Northern Block has committed itself to compliance with open source projects which lead to the interoperability of verifiable credentials. We are part of a vibrant digital identity ecosystem that knows that digital sovereignty can only be achieved through open sourced auditable systems. We're proud to support and contribute to it," says Mathieu Glaude, CEO of Northern Block.
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The Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada ("IDLab") evaluates conformance of wallet technology providers to the Hyperledger Aries Interoperability Profile. The IDLab is an independent Canadian non-profit entity dedicated to advancing digital trust by breaking down barriers to digital ID adoption. The IDLab team conducted the testing of the NB Orbit mobile wallet on both iOS and Android devices, running testing within the IDLab's technology environment.
Pierre Roberge, general manager of the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada: "The IDLab plays a critical role in scaling and facilitating interoperability of digital trust ecosystems. Acting as a neutral and trusted third party, the IDLab confirms conformity to technology and standards. Northern Block, an early user of the IDLab has successfully demonstrated the conformance of the NB Orbit mobile wallet with AiP v1, which many governments are asking for as a starting point."
With the mission to unlock digital trust for the public and private sector, Northern Block will continue to collaborate with industry partners such as the IDLab to further the maturity of critical frameworks.
About Northern Block - Northern Block is a Canadian technology provider that facilitates the commercialization of digital trust ecosystems using self-sovereign identity (SSI) technologies, standards and principles. Through its leading NB Orbit Platform, organizations can deploy digital credentialing ecosystems, become credential issuers, accept digital credentials within workflows and use a variety of digital wallets and agents to connect and exchange credentials.
A leader in the SSI space with active positions on leading industry bodies like the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) and the Trust over IP Foundation (ToIP), Northern Block is at the forefront of delivering on the Secure, Privacy by design and Verifiable world. Visit northernblock.io to learn more.
About The Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada - The IDLab, an independent Canadian non-profit entity, is dedicated to advance digital trust by breaking down barriers to digital ID adoption. The IDLab promotes conformity and interoperability of user-centric digital identity solutions. As a technology neutral trusted actor in the digital ID space, the IDLab is uniquely positioned to deliver high value, bias-free services. The IDLab is not an incubator and does not develop or sell digital identity solutions. Visit idlab.org for more details.
Olivier Dubeau, Director of Sales and Partnerships
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