Open Standards

Open Standards: Promoting Excellence In The Open

As a company, we believe in the importance of open standards for enabling interoperability and collaboration in the digital world. In this post, we'll discuss some of the key standards and initiatives that we have contributed to and supported.

Transmute is committed to open standards and the development of interoperable and secure solutions for decentralized identity, cryptography, linked data, and traceability. We believe that by working together with other organizations and industry leaders, we can help create a more open, decentralized, and trustworthy digital world.

W3C: Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials

Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials are two important standards being developed at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) provide a way to create identifiers that are globally unique, resolvable, and can be associated with any kind of data or service. Verifiable Credentials (VCs) are a way to cryptographically sign and verify claims about a person or organization, such as their identity, qualifications, or permissions. We have been actively involved in the development of these standards, contributing to the DID Working Group and the Credentials Community Group, and working with other industry leaders to advance their adoption.


The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is another important organization for developing open standards. It is responsible for developing many of the key standards for internet protocols and applications. We have been active in supporting several IETF standards related to cryptography, including the JSON Web Key (JWK), JSON Web Signature (JWS), JSON Web Encryption (JWE), and JSON Web Token (JWT) standards. These standards provide a secure and interoperable way to represent and exchange cryptographic keys, signatures, encrypted data, and authentication tokens.

Linked Data Vocabularies

Linked Data is a way to represent data on the web that is connected and interoperable. One important aspect of Linked Data is the use of ontologies to provide shared vocabularies for describing concepts and relationships. We have supported several sources of ontology for Linked Data, such as the United Nations (UN) Vocabulary, which provides a way to represent concepts related to the UN's work, and the GS1 Vocabulary for product identification.

Digital Identity Foundation

The Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) is a consortium of organizations working together to promote decentralized identity solutions. One of the key projects being developed by DIF is Sidetree, which provides a way to create decentralized identifiers and manage their associated data in a scalable and secure way. We have been a member of DIF and have supported the development of Sidetree and other DIF initiatives.

Open Wallet Foundation

The Open Wallet Foundation is another important initiative focused on enabling decentralized identity and privacy-preserving transactions. It aims to develop open standards and software for building secure and user-friendly wallets that can be used across different blockchains and decentralized identity networks. We have supported the Open Wallet Foundation and its goals, and have contributed to its working groups and standards development efforts.

Traceability Vocab and Traceability Interop

Finally, Traceability Vocab and Traceability Interop are two important initiatives focused on promoting transparency and traceability in supply chains and other domains. Traceability Vocab provides a way to represent key concepts related to traceability, such as products, events, and actors with Verifiable Credentials. Traceability Interop provides a way to exchange traceability data across different systems and organizations using the open source trace-interop profile. We have supported both initiatives and have contributed to their development.

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