The COVID Credentials Initiative

CBoxx has joined the COVID Credentials Initiative (CCI) that is a collaboration of more than 60 organizations working globally to deploy verifiable credential solutions to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The goal is to enable society to return to ‘normal’ in a controlled, measurable, and privacy-preserving way.

This ambitious, rapidly evolving, voluntary project is the direct application of decentralised identity standards, governance and tools to help resolve an unparalleled crisis. This is the very same technology that is described in the CBoxx Decentralised Financial Passport paper from 2019.

CBoxx input to date has been necessarily limited to very targeted interventions when time has permitted: assisting with the ‘go to market’ framework, reviewing use cases, providing input into the marketing communications and helping to catalyse the creation of new sub-group of medical experts and practitioners to provide their invaluable input. Many people in the CCI group are doing far more than this and are working tirelessly. A family of credible, practical solutions are looking highly likely to emerge soon.