MyNextID’s Wallet Is Now Comformant with EBSI
MyNextID is pleased to announce that our digital wallet is now compliant with the latest European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) conformance test. This achievement means the wallet meets EBSI’s technical requirements and standards, ensuring interoperability with other EBSI-compliant systems and seamless integration with various public services across the EU.
What is EBSI?
The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) is a cross-border initiative that promotes blockchain technology in the public sector by providing a secure and trusted environment for exchanging data and services across borders and sectors. EBSI aligns with the EU’s vision of promoting user data protection, advancing digitization, and providing secure, decentralized infrastructure for public services through blockchain and self-sovereign identity.
What is the EBSI conformance test?
The EBSI conformance test is a comprehensive evaluation process to ensure that a digital wallet complies with the EBSI’s technical specifications and standards. The assessment, performed by an accredited third-party organization, covers various aspects, such as security, data protection, interoperability, and functionality of the digital wallet. It also includes a review of the system’s documentation and implementation, an evaluation of its conformity to the EBSI architecture and governance model, and an extensive review of the system’s technical aspects. The final report is then used to certify the digital wallet, ensuring interoperability with other EBSI-compliant systems and seamless integration with various public services across the European Union.
Why is the EBSI conformance test relevant?
Achieving EBSI conformance means that a digital wallet can operate seamlessly with various public services across the EU, promoting the exchange of data and services in a secure and trusted manner. For MyNextID’s digital wallet, EBSI conformance means that our digital wallet is aligned with the latest technology and security standards, ensuring that our user’s data is protected against cyber threats and other forms of misuse. By achieving EBSI compliance, MyNextID’s digital wallet has become part of a growing network of interoperable blockchain-based systems, enabling seamless and secure data exchange between various public and private entities.
What technologies does the EBSI test follow?
The EBSI conformance test follows the latest technology and standards in the industry, including the W3C Verifiable Credentials Data Model, which provides a framework for creating, issuing, and verifying digital credentials, and the Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) specification, which provides a standardized way of creating unique identifiers for decentralized systems, such as blockchain, and the European Union Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) regulation, which establishes a common legal framework for e-identification, e-signatures, and other trust services. These technologies ensure the security, privacy, and interoperability of digital systems in the EU.
What are the benefits of EBSI-compliant digital wallets?
The integration of next-gen technologies, such as blockchain, digital ID, and verifiable credentials, aligns with the EU’s vision of establishing common standards and frameworks for digital systems, aiming to create a web of trust that enables the seamless and secure exchange of information between individuals, businesses, and public services. This will play a crucial role in developing public and private data exchange infrastructure in the coming years, enabling a wide range of new services and applications that leverage the power of next-gen technologies.
What is next for MyNextID?
We aim to become the gateway for exchanging verifiable data between different stakeholders. Achieving EBSI compliance is a significant milestone in our goal to create a set of secure and privacy-preserving components for issuers, users, and verifiers, forming a trust infrastructure that enables seamless data exchange. Our EBSI-compliant digital wallet is a crucial component of this framework for end-users. We look forward to further collaborating with the public and private sectors to advance European digitization.
See the EBSI conformance test report for MyNextID: