Q3 was another exciting and busy quarter with updates on our technology, new features, and partnerships. In case you missed the news, we’ll go over the Q3 highlights and plans for Q4.
1. Web3 ID: Launch and Auth0 Integration
Web3 ID Launch
We launched Web3 ID, a blockchain-based authentication and authorization system that puts user privacy first. Web3 ID allows organizations to request user data in a privacy-preserving way that users can trust while leveraging the security of cryptography. Developers can build user-centric apps that eliminate the need for passwords and authenticate people securely with Web3 ID. Learn more here.
Web3 ID Available on the Auth0 Marketplace
We established a partnership with Auth0, a big player in the Web2 OAuth and authentication space. The Auth0 Marketplace is a catalog of trusted technology integrations to extend the functionality of Auth0’s customer identity management platform. This collaboration allows us to expand our reach, get us in front of more developers, and integrate privacy into authentication and login use cases.
“It has been really exciting to work with Dock on a newly-built partner integration for Auth0 Marketplace. This best-in-class solution adds an integral layer to our platform that provides our customers with greater choice and flexibility,” said Cassio Sampaio, SVP of product at Auth0. Learn more here.
2. SEVENmile in Australia Issues Fraud-Proof Verifiable Certificates Using Dock
SEVENmile is an experiential learning program in Australia that helps high-school students learn real-world skills. They are using Dock to issue fraud-proof certificates which allow students to prove their skills throughout their lives and ensure immediate trust with employers.
- Why SEVENmile chose to use Dock
- Identi3 podcast with Greg Twemlow, SEVENmile's CEO
- Details of the collaboration
3. Dock Wallet: Multikey Support for DIDs, DID Management From the Wallet, and Verification Flow
Dock DIDs Support Multiple Key Pairs
Before, users could only have one set of key pairs (public and private key) with their DID (decentralized identifier). This meant that they had to use the same key for all purposes whether they wanted to present a credential to prove their age, log in to a website, or show one of their certifications, which is very limiting. By enabling multiple key pairs associated with a DID, people can use different keys for a variety of relationships and purposes. Having multiple key pairs also increases security by helping prevent data correlation. Learn more here.
DID Management From the Dock Wallet
People can manage their DIDs within the Dock Wallet where they can import, export, edit, and delete DIDs. We support two different DID standards: did:dock and did:key. Learn more here.
We’re creating a process that allows people to choose which credential they want to show a verifier. We’ll send an update when you can try this out yourself.
4. ETH Bridge Testnet
We launched the Proof of Work testnet but because Ethereum has transitioned to a Proof of Stake blockchain with their merge in September, we’re currently working on the security audit and getting the updated testnet out. Our goal is to launch the mainnet in Q1 2023.
5. Circom Language Integration
Before this language integration, verifiers would only be able to request limited types of information like age, income, employee status, certification, and so on. They would not be able to make more detailed data requests like if criteria has to be more or less than a certain amount. But the Circom Language Integration enables verifiers to be able to make more complex requests like:
- To be eligible for this bank loan, the person’s total income from their monthly payslips is more than $50,000 a year
- Looking for blood donations for all types except AB- and O-
The actual data details wouldn’t be shared with the verifier and all the verifier would see is that the claim is valid because of the cryptographic proof. Learn more here.
6. Dock Joins the Decentralized Identity Foundation
Dock is an Associate Member of the Decentralized Identity Foundation. As a company that complies with internationally-recognized technology standards, we are always keeping up to date with key discussions and updates in the industry which is why we joined the Decentralized Identity Foundation. Learn more here.
7. New Look For the Roadmap Page
We’ve updated our Roadmap format to make it easier for you to track our progress and learn more about the specific milestones.
8. Community Highlights
- We’ve reached over 5,000 followers on CoinMarketCap
- We reached over 7000 followers on Discord
- We added 6000 more followers on our Twitter
- $3000 worth of $DOCK was distributed to the winners of Dock’s contests and giveaways
1. Partnership With BurstIQ
BurstIQ has implemented Dock’s technology in order to turn any health data into a Verifiable Credential that is portable and secure while enabling their customers to respect users’ data privacy and data ownership rights.
“We’ve looked at a lot of the systems that allow you to issue DIDs and VCs and generally what we’ve found is that Dock is far easier to use than many of the existing tools out there. It can deploy very quickly and it will be very easy for our developers to use the tool,” said Amber Hartley, BurstIQ’s Chief Strategy Officer.
- Why BurstIQ chose Dock
- The podcast with Dr. Wendy Charles, BurstIQ’s Chief Scientific Officer about blockchain in healthcare
- Details of the partnership
2. Credential Builder In Dock Certs
This tool allows issuers to customize what their credentials look like by adding their own logo, pictures, colors, and other elements they prefer.
3. Wallet: White Label
Many customers don’t want to build their own wallets and would rather have their own brand while simply using the functionality of the Dock Wallet. That’s why we’re offering a white labeling solution for organizations to be able to offer their own branded wallet to their customers.
4. Wallet to Wallet Verification Through the Relay Service
This update will allow verifiers and holders to securely request and present data from their phones. Let’s say a bouncer has a wallet app on his phone to verify that anyone entering the club is at least 18 years old. This is how the verification process would work in a matter of seconds:
- The bouncer pulls up a QR code that requests age verification
- The customer uses their Dock Wallet to scan the QR code and is prompted with a message request to choose a credential that proves that she is at least 18 years old
- The customer chooses a credential like her driver’s license and the proof is sent to the bouncer through our Relay Service (like a messaging service)
- The bouncer’s app shows that the credential is authentic
5. EVM to Blockchain Communication
While we’ve had EVM support for a long time, the smart contracts didn’t have direct access to the data that was on the Dock blockchain. Now we’ve added the ability for the smart contracts to access the actual data on the blockchain which makes the utility of our smart contracts much more powerful.
6. Dock Certs and Wallet: Anonymous Credentials and Delegatable Credentials
Anonymous credentials allow people to prove something about themselves without revealing the details. For example, anonymous credentials allow you to prove that you live in a particular city in order to be eligible to access a government service without revealing specific details like your address. Bringing this functionality to the Dock Wallet and Dock Certs will improve functionality and make them much more powerful.
Delegatable credentials allow credential issuers to give other parties the authority (delegate) to issue Verifiable Credentials. We are working on bringing this functionality to Dock Certs and the Dock Wallet.
For example, if there is a law that says workers need to have a specific certification to operate heavy machinery, the government will not issue the certification themselves. Instead, they will outsource private testing and credential issuance to people who need the certification. In this case, the government would issue a delegatable credential to each testing center to give them the authority to issue licenses to operate heavy machinery on behalf of the government.
Connect With Us
We’d love to hear from you if you have any questions, feedback, or would like a demo of our tech. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.