Own Your Digital Self.

What is Sygnet?

Sygnet is an digital identity management tool.

Sygnet allows users to have full control over their digital identity by radically changing the way identity works in the online world.

What is digital identity?

  For individuals For legal entities For assets
Inherent Attributes
  • Age
  • Height
  • Date of birth
  • Fingerprints
  • Industry
  • Business status
  • Nature of the asset
  • Asset issuer
Accumulated Attributes
  • Health records
  • Preferences & behaviors (e.g. phone metadata)
  • Business record
  • Legal record
  • Ownership history
  • Transaction history
Assigned Attributes
  • National identifier number
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Web domain
  • Identifying numbers
  • Legal jurisdiction
  • Directors
  • Identifying numbers
  • Custadianship

The current paradigm:
Identity controlled by a third-party

Prone to mass hacking As large amounts of sensitive data is accumulated in single points of failure, hacking attempts are very likely.

Hard to transfer Each online business needs to verify information that has been already verified by another company.

Hard to control There is no efficient way to control who knows what about you and manage permissions for processing of your data by a third-party.

Hard to monetize There is no efficient way to reward users willing to share their personal data with third-parties.

The current paradigm:
Identity controlled by a third-party

The future paradigm:
Identity controlled by you

Resistant against mass hacking As sensitive data is spread across multiple user devices, hacking attempts are unlikely.

Easy to transfer Personal information is verified only once, and then can be transferred (with your consent) to any online business who needs it.

Easy to control No user profiling is possible without the user being aware of it and giving their explicit consent.

Easy to monetize Users can be financially incentivized to share their personal data with a third-party.

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
The concept

Identity is associated with a secret held by the user.

Personal data becomes useless without knowing the secret.

The veracity of the data is guaranteed by external third-parties.

SSI makes everyone using it an autonomous entity.

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
The evolution

1995

Phase One
Centralized Identity

2006

Phase Two
Federated Identity

Now

Phase Three
User-Centric Identity

Future

Phase Four
Self-Sovereign Identity

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
The benefits

  • Unforgeable Nobody, including your service provider, is able to impersonate you.
  • Untraceable Nobody can track you without your explicit consent.
  • Portable It's not locked to any particular service.
  • Verifiable Others can safely trust what you say about yourself.
  • Manageable You are fully aware who knows what about you.
  • Monetizable You are the primary beneficiary when your personal data is being traded.
  • Unhackable To hack the system you’d have to hack every single user device.
  • Irrevocable It’s lifetime, nobody can take it away from you.

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
The trade-off

The end-user needs to take responsibility for the private key.

However, there are several ways to alleviate the problem, including private key management & private key recovery.

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
Key concepts

Decentralised Identifier

It's a unique identifier registered on a decentralized public ledger.

Verifiable Claim

The personal data associated with a Decentralised Identifier.

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
Key actors

Identity Subject
An entity about whom a Verifiable Claim can be made.
It can be a physical person, a legal person, or a thing.

Identity Provider
An entity that signs a Verifiable Claim and thus vets the correctness of information contained in it.

Identity Consumer
An entity that needs to “consume” a Verifiable Claim as part of their business model.

Use cases

Quick & efficient identification An online business, whe dealing with a new user, sends a request to the user's mobile app regarding the information it needs, immediately receives this information (provided the user gives his consent), and then is able to trust it, as this information has already been verified by a reputable third-party.

Sign up with real-life identity Users are encouraged to create platform-independent identity profiles and then build their reputation around those profiles. Once you have that, you can import such identity to any online service. It's similar to the Single Sign On utility (e.g. "Sign up with Facebook"), but it's much more powerful - you sign up with your real-life verifiable identity and bring along the entire reputation associated with it.

Control your personal data Personal data, when packaged in the form of Verifiable Claims, is split into hierarchical, machine-readable chunks and a third-party's ability to access any given chunk of this data can be made contingent on your explicit consent expressed in the form of another Verifiable Claim.

What’s the biggest challenge?

User Experience Can we make the system actually usable for non-technical users? The concept of self-sovereign digital identity is heavily based on the premise that users are able to handle private keys on their own.

Bootstrapping Can we come up with an efficient way of bootstrapping the system without being able to offer significant benefits on day one? Self-sovereign digital identity has clear advantages, yet they only become clear when the userbase is large enough.

Finance How to build a profitable business in this new paradigm? The most obvious way is to tap into the economic flow between Identity Providers Identity Consumers. But will it not compromise the user's autonomy, as this way Identity Provider can trace his every move?

Our approach to UX & bootstrapping

User Experience: Delegate your identity management to a third-party

With clever use of cryptographic tools, the downsides of having to protect the private key can be largely alleviated without compromising the very concept of self-sovereignty. Additionally, Verifiable Claims can be deposited with a third-party (called Credential Repository), as long as we make sure that the ultimate control always lies with the user, not the custodian.

Bootstrapping: Earn tokens by contributing to the system

We utilize time-delayed distribution of tokens. For B2C entities, we offer a financial incentive for their contribution to the process of creating and accepting user-centric data. For end-users, we create a viral game encouraging them to participate in exchange for token rewards.

Our approach to finance

Settlement: Don’t be tracked by your Identity Provider

Some systems allow the tracking to facilitate the flow of value between Service Provider and Identity Provider. Other remove the link completely but prevent Identity Provider from being rewarded. We aim at achieving the best of both worlds: allow payments but make them anonymous.

Monetization: Manage & sell your own personal data

Our approach is to arrange an efficient way for the users to manage & monetize their personal data. We leverage the post-GDPR environment with the use of smart-contracts by treating blockchain as a legally binding way to communicate to a third-party the user's consent (or lack of it) to store & process the data contained in Verifiable Claims.

What we need?

We are building a large-scale Self-Sovereign Identity platform, called SYGNET. We plan to start in Poland, and then expand into the EU.

We're looking for synergy with an established B2C company, willing to take on the role of an Identity Provider or Service Provider while using our system as an access management service (e.g. 2ndFA).

What are the benefits?

  • Ability to offer a completely new kind of service for your customers.
  • Great way to monetize your trustworthiness, i.e. the ability to vet your customers’ identity.
  • Early access to the emerging economy around digital identity.

Why should you be our partner?

Expertise in EOS, arguably the most advanced & fastest growing smart-contract platform, second biggest in terms of market capitalization.

Influential participant of the EOS ecosystem, cooperating with similar companies across the world.

Active participant of a working committee for digital identity at Polish Financial Supervision Authority.

Entirely self-funded and with proven track record in business management.

Our achievements so far

Have managed to reach financial stability over a 6-month period, with stable income generated by supplying EOS block producing infrastructure.

Have delivered a recognized smart-contract testing suite, called EOS Factory, and several other utilities for the EOS community.

Have significant impact on the process of shaping up of EOS governance, including free-market approach to arbitration.

Our team

Jakub Zarembiński CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Entrepreneur, DLT consultant & researcher. Capable programmer specializing in Java and R. Over 12 years of experience, including 7 years with the banking sector. Expert in IT and business, especially in the domain of blockchain development and machine learning. Long-time supporter of BitShares, MaidSafe, Steem and now EOS.

Tomasz Michalski COO & CO-FOUNDER

Visionary, experienced manager & entrepreneur. Active in commerce and manufacturing industry. Built a prosperous door factory from the ground up, without prior experience in the industry. Strong business connections with China since 2006. Early adopter and miner of major crypto-currencies, including BTC, LTC, ETH. Currently an investor and big supporter of EOS.

Our team

Dominik Walaszek CFO & CO-FOUNDER

Entrepreneur and investor. CEO and co-owner of a manufacturing enterprise employing over 700 people. Early adopter of Industry 4.0 concept. Inspired by convergence of decentralized technologies. Educational background in corporate finance. Started with Ethereum, now a strong believer in EOS.

Radosław Kintzi CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Over 18 years of professional experience in software development backed by a passion since early childhood. Worked on various programming platforms (from embedded devices and mobile, through highly scalable services in a cloud, to a web browser) and in many technical roles (developer, tech lead, architect, project manager). Focused on building dev teams, a culture of continuous self-perfecting and robust software.

Marcin Ziętek CCO & CO-FOUNDER

Blockchain and cryptocurrency expert, on the crypto-scene since 2012. Experienced in smart contracts platforms (Ethereum, EOS), with a deep understanding of blockchain and DLT, their potential and shortcomings. PR and communication experience with good understanding of modern IT and blockchain tech. Renewable power, electric transport and AI systems expertise. IT consultant, formerly an SQL database designer with coding background.