how sovrin works

A Technical Guide from the Sovrin Foundation

Sovrin is an open-source identity network built on distributed ledger technology. Sovrin is public and permissioned. Public means everyone can use it. Permissioned means that the network nodes that ensure consensus of transactions on the ledger are governed, in this case by the non-profit Sovrin Foundation.

This guide explores an example customer's interactions with a bank, the local government, a potential employer, a school and a retailer. These scenarios provide an overview of the consumer-facing experience of Sovrin as well as its capabilities. 

We believe this white paper provides an introduction and base of knowledge for those interested in learning more about Sovrin.