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Microsoft’s decentralized identifiers positioned for a bullish explosion on the Bitcoin mainnet

The four-year-old project was intended to advance decentralized identities (DIDs) in the industry of ID technology. Bringing its ION decentralized identifiers to its user base is giving users the option of ditching traditional usernames and email addresses and making the advanced upgrade to DIDs which are exclusively controlled by the owners themselves. The process of signing in and verification, aiding exchange of data application, and securing access to user resources.

The released version, which is the first of its kind from the company, has been launched on the Bitcoin mainnet.

As announced in their official blog post :

“We are excited to share that v1 of ION is complete and has been launched on Bitcoin mainnet.“

The launch was followed with the deployment of an ION node into their “production infrastructure.”

ION being open source allows anyone to run the node on the network. The more the nodes running on the network, the stronger it becomes.

“Because ION is an open, permissionless system, anyone can run an ION node, in fact the more nodes in operation, the stronger the network becomes. Development of ION, and the Sidetree standard ION is based on, takes place in the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF).”

ION DIDs will be integrated into user wallets and applications that require credentials for signing-up or verification. For this to happen, an open-source DID-generating library has been made available.

“To help get DIDs into the hands of users and enable developers to easily integrate ION DIDs in wallets, decentralized apps, and …
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