what goes on the ledgerOne of the most common questions about Sovrin is, “What goes on the ledger?”

Distributed ledgers are increasingly being seen as a way to deliver self-sovereign identity—a privacy-protecting digital existence for people, organizations and things that is separate from any data silo. Self-sovereign identity is owned, managed and controlled directly by “identity holders” rather than third parties. 

One of the most common questions about Sovrin is, “What goes on the ledger?” This paper answers that question and explains several key decisions the Sovrin Technical Governance Board (TGB) has made about why data should or should not go on the Sovrin Ledger.

This comprehensive white paper addresses...

  • An introduction to SSI and Sovrin;
  • Types of data that should and should not go on Sovrin; and,
  • The reasoning behind these policies. 

We believe this white paper will provide the foundation of knowledge needed to gain a better understanding of how Sovrin works and the types of data that can be stored on the ledger.