In November 2022, we released a blog post outlining our plans to create a new Decentralized Identity (DID) service using MetaMask Snaps. The Tuum Tech team has been working in the background to build out the underlying technology that will power DIDs on Hedera.
Now, we’re excited to highlight the progress we’ve made to our community through a demo and overview of our Snap’s functionality, marking a new chapter in DID technology and utility.
Watch our video demo and take a look through the different features below to learn more.
Our MetaMask Identity Snap provides an API that allows users to create their own DID with their private key and Hedera Account ID. It also lets users see their DID document after resolving a DID, interacting with the DID package in the backend, resolving the DID, and showing that it’s fully available.
This is the critical foundation of our DID technology and allows users to get onboarded smoothly and efficiently.
Verifiable Credentials (VCs) contain a digital record of your personal information but come with extra security and authenticity since they’re built on the blockchain.
Our Identity Snap provides an API that lets users create and generate their own VCs from any type of data or information they want to publish. Once they’ve chosen the data they want to include, they can save it in a Snap storage location that’s hidden and secure so only they can access it.
Verifiable Presentations (VPs) let verifiers confirm if a Verifiable Credential is authentic, a key component to security and credibility in Web3. Our Identity Snap provides an API allowing users to generate their own VP from a VC, which is cryptographically verifiable and issuable by multiple individuals.
Of course, whenever the verification process takes place, the verifier’s identity will never be displayed to issuers — the process is completely private and secure.
Now that you have a better understanding of how our Identity Snap will work, let’s cover what’s coming up next for Tuum Tech:
For those interested in reading more about our Identity Snap’s documentation and how to integrate it into your website, visit our dedicated GitHub page.
You can also find more details surrounding the service and its official release here.