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The future of digital identity: SSI and Blockchain


Alexander Shcherbakov

Decentralized Systems Business Unit Manager at DSR Corporation


Hotel Dom Henrique, R. do Bolhão 223, 4000-112 Porto

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Identity is a fundamental concept present in all of our lives. It defines us and distinguishes us from others. As we have moved into a digital world, digital identity is becoming an increasingly important issue.  Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) provides the means for individuals or organizations to be sole owners of their digital identities. Thanks to SSI, we can control over how our personal data is used and shared.

At the same time, the emerging world of digital identities for devices, applications, etc. also requires new means of handling and controlling what data is exposed to various parties involved. This presents SSI tech a unique opportunity to impact the market at a different level. DSR is a pioneer of this new approach to digital security.

  • What exactly is SSI? Another buzzword or a key emerging Web3 tech?
  • How is SSI related to distributed ledger and blockchain technologies.
  • Is it too late to jump on the $8.9 billion by 2028 market* bandwagon?
  • Real-world use cases and applications.
  • SSI stack and frameworks.

Alexander Shcherbakov, DSR’s Decentralized Systems Business Unit Manager, has got you covered.

DSR Corporation is a leader in decentralized system and SSI. We a are major contributor/maintainer of Hyperledger Indy, Aries, Ursa as well as sovrin and cheqd. DSR is a member of the Linux and Hyperledger Foundations. We work with DeFi, SSI, CBDC, crypto, blockchain, etc.


Alexander Shcherbakov is a Principal Software Engineer and the Decentralized Systems Business Unit Manager at DSR Corporation. He has 13+ years of experience in software engineering and team management and 7+ years of experience in Digital ID, Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Consensus protocols, and cryptography.

Alexander is one of the core maintainers, contributors and authors of such projects as Hyperledger Indy, Hyperledger Aries, Hyperledger Ursa, etc. Ph.D. in Mathematics. He made significant contributions to various SSI specifications such as Aries RFCs, Indy HIPE, DID DIDComm v2 and has experience presenting these topics at international conferences (Hyperledger Global Forum, IIW, CSA member meeting, etc.)

Join us on March 2, 6:30 PM, at Hotel Dom Henrique, Porto, Portugal. 

*According to the Research and Markets forecast.

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