The Polygon ID developer team releases tools for building privacy-focused applications

Polygon ID has released four new tools for its decentralized identity infrastructure.

The Polygon ID team releases four tools for building an equitable internet

Polygon stated in a tweet on March 5 that these tools would enable the creation of a more equitable internet with identity at its core. Polygon ID employs zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs, which allow users to verify their identity without revealing any personal information. It is based on the anon3 protocol, which enables users to prove their access rights trustlessly without divulging their identities.

A Polygon ID framework consists of an Identity Holder, Issuer, and Verifier, forming what they refer to as a “triangle of trust”. Polygon ID, as a result of ZK, ensures the user’s freedom of expression and privacy by default. This is in contrast to centralized legacy systems that require the critical personal information to be submitted to a third party. 

The Verifier software development kit (SDK), issuer node, and wallet SDK are all tools. The Wallet App is also available.  According to Polygon, all of these toolkits are compliant with W3C standards. 

The verifier is in charge of verifying the proof presented by the holder, who is in charge of a wallet.  Because the holder has access to the wallet in this arrangement, they are responsible for creating ZK proofs of the verifiable credentials (VCs) issued. Meanwhile, the issuer is a company that distributes VCs to the holder. The wallet is designed to protect the holder’s privacy and identity under the “triangle of trust” of Polygon ID. 

Data privacy and control

Polygon is developing an Identity Infrastructure to enable a secure, trusted relationship between dApps and end users. User data will be protected by default on platforms that use Polygon ID. At the same time, users would have control over their data. 

It is claimed by Polygon that corporations that use their solution will be able to issue verifiable credentials for their users at any time. Meanwhile, organizations would be given more power.  They can verify claims on-demand using a suite of tools tailored to each member of its ecosystem. 

Polygon is a layer-2 Ethereum solution with increased scalability and low trading fees. Many projects that want to connect with the first smart contracting platform choose Polygon because of its compatibility with the Ethereum virtual machine (EVM). Polygon has built an active DeFi, NFTs, and gaming ecosystem over the years. 

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