Decentralized
Identity(DID)

Currently at the forefront of the digital identity space, Elastos’ open source, DIF- and W3C-compliant identity solution is compatible with dApps, projects, and services throughout the Elastos ecosystem, and to any project that wants to explore a decentralized identity solution. Elastos DID runs on the Elastos Identity Chain (EID) and issues DIDs to any device and individual that needs a trust-based system, which is exactly what the SmartWeb is designed for.

Self-Sovereign

The internet is outdated and urgently needs to be fixed. Our lives are now linked to the apps, devices, and services that we use every day. But with each new digital connection, we expose our identity and data to new risks beyond our control. Elastos Decentralized Identities (DIDs) play a vital role in enabling enterprises and digital platforms to issue universal digital identities to individuals, applications, and devices on the internet.

Today’s internet is dominated by large companies that force users to log in with their in-house logins. An open source universal identity system like Elastos Decentralized Identities (DIDs) allow users to trust code, so they do not have to trust the corporations that control their data.

Features at a Glance

Tamper-Proof, interoperable identification for everyone. An open source digital identity system like Elastos Decentralized Identity (DID) allows you to trust code and not corporations controlling your data.

Proof of Ownership

Elastos Decentralized Identities (DIDs) provide independent proof of ownership to every user and enable every individual to generate a digital identity. In essence, DID is at the heart of Web3’s operational mechanism that enables individuals to “own their own data.”

Bitcoin (BTC) Security

Elastos’ Sidechains employ DPoS consensus for a quick, 5-second block time, and draw on the Elastos Mainchain (blockchain), which is merged-mined with Bitcoin, so as to leverage the security vested in its hashpower.

Multi-Party DIDs

Elastos’ Sidechains employ DPoS consensus for a quick, 5-second block time, and draw on the Elastos Mainchain (blockchain), which is merged-mined with Bitcoin, so as to leverage the security vested in its hashpower.

Custom DIDs

Custom DIDs allow for a user-friendly experience designed to cater to new entrants to the blockchain and Web3 space. Rather than dealing with large alpha-numeric strings, users can create DIDs identical to the usernames and log-in IDs they use on existing platforms.

Open-Source

Built using W3C standards, Elastos Decentralized Identities (DIDs) provides greater transparency and seamless integration with identity verification partners and any other platforms or organizations that would like to integrate Elastos DID.

Live Since 2018

Officially live in July 2018, the Elastos Identity Chain (EID) was the first Sidechain to launch on Elastos. The Elastos Identity Chain (EID) plays a vital role in enabling enterprises and digital platforms to issue universal DIDs to individuals, applications, and devices on the internet.

Deep Dive Article

The next step is to take a deep dive into Elastos’ unique consensus mechanism and Mainchain (blockchain) operation.

Proof of Ownership

By issuing Decentralized Identities (DIDs) to everyone on the internet, a blockchain automates trust. In a blockchain-based system of exchange, transactions occur only between individuals, thereby removing the need for central authorities and intermediaries.