The EU Announcement Is the Biggest Ever in SSI

On June 3, 2021 a significant thing happened for SSI (self-sovereign identity): The European Union announced a plan for an EU-wide digital wallet that would support drivers licenses, tax filings, opening bank accounts, prescriptions, academic achievements, seamless travel experiences and proving one’s age to enter a nightclub, among many other possibilities.* This is easily the biggest thing to ever happen to SSI, and arguably the biggest thing to ever happen to identity, digital or otherwise.

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