Driven by innovation
Atala PRISM is a self-sovereign identity (SSI) platform and service suite for verifiable data and digital identity. Built on Cardano, it offers core infrastructure for issuing DIDs (Decentralized identifiers) and verifiable credentials, alongside tools and frameworks to help expand your ecosystem.Request a demo
Why choose Atala PRISM?
Get next generation trust infrastructure working for you
Atala PRISM seamlessly pairs with a range of Input Output products and services to combine identity, value, and governance solutions in a single platform.
Atala PRISM can scale to millions of users using state-of-the-art, layer-2 technology.
With the latest in RealFi and DeFi protocols, Atala PRISM is bringing financial inclusion to the unbanked and under-banked through portable Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, building trust between providers and end-users alike.
Built to last
Atala PRISM is engineered for interoperability, using the latest standards and specifications in decentralized identity.
The platform can cost-efficiently onboard millions of users, implementing a novel batching mechanism to reduce public blockchain fees.
Enterprise-grade blockchain technology is underpinned by cryptographic research and audits, allowing for secure and privacy-preserving identity solutions.
Atala PRISM is built on Cardano, which is based on peer-reviewed academic research and designed for sustainability.
Made for developers
Tools and resources
Atala PRISM gives you all the necessary documentation, developer tools, and support to build world-class solutions.
CORE DID SDKs and APIs
Easy to integrate with existing systems in developer friendly programming language.
Simple & clear documentation, guides and resources at your fingertips.
Beyond training and funding
End-to-end partnership through training, funding and commercialization opportunities.
Browser wallet – Demo
Web-based browser extension, to have better control over issuing and managing credentials.
Mobile app – Demo
Experience the security of receiving, storing and sharing credentials for end users.
Management console – Demo
Flexibility to issue credentials at your fingertips.
Who is Atala PRISM for?
See how we can help you grow
Atala PRISM can help innovators, businesses, and governments grow their offerings in a digital economy.
Partner with us from start to finish on your development journey and you’ll unlock access to our expert team, best-in-class training, funding and incubation opportunities.
Expand your customer base, increase your profits, and secure the future of your business through an improved overall experience.
Implement secure, next-generation services to make your governance more effective, responsive, and agile.
See Atala PRISM in action
Explore our case studies
Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education
Input Output partnered with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education to implement a national student and teacher ID and attainment recording system based on blockchain. Atala PRISM’s identity solution enables authorities to create tamper-proof education credentials for 3,500 schools, 5 million students, and 750,000 teachers.
Join the community
The Atala PRISM Pioneer Program
The Atala PRISM Pioneer Program trains professionals, including business analysts, UX designers, and software developers, to design and build decentralized identity solutions and ecosystems using Atala PRISM. Our Decentralized Ecosystems Curriculum offers three courses, which you can read more about in the section below:
Learn about Atala PRISM
A guide to our three program modules
AP101: Foundations of decentralized identity
The foundational principles and concepts of self-sovereign identity (SSI).
- Non-technical explanation of SSI
- A thorough examination of SSI concepts
- Moral and ethical questions for emerging tech
- A hands-on experience receiving a course completion verifiable credential
AP102: Building with Atala PRISM
Building applications with Atala PRISM.
- Introduction to the PRISM suite
- Real-world ecosystem walkthrough
- Creating DIDs, issuing and verifying credentials
- Fireside chats with SSI leaders
- Collaboration with designers
AP103: Human-centric Design for Decentralized identiy
A foundation in designing human-centric solutions for decentralized ecosystems.
- Introduction to a designer’s role in emerging technology and design for identity
- The importance of looking through the eyes of the user. Introduction of concepts such as calm technology, design for social innovation, and empathy
- Exploring the different obstacles such as interoperability, account recovery or tech understanding
- Discussion of different methods to reduce friction in HCI (human computer interaction), the importance of critical thinking and critique in the design process
- Collaboration with developers
Identifying high-value use cases and developing partner networks is critical to adoption and growth. Astros are graduates of the Pioneer program that will receive mentorship, collaboration, and support through office hours, dedicated communications channels, commercialization opportunities, and more.
Upon joining, you'll become part of a select group with access to courses that will teach you the core principles of decentralized ecosystems and Atala PRISM, including self-sovereign identity, decentralized identifiers (DIDs), verifiable credentials (VCs), governance frameworks, and more.
The course materials are highly interactive, with workshops, weekly videos, exercises, cross-course collaboration, and Q&A sessions, along with exclusive access to the course creators and office-hours with key experts.
Leading by example
Governance frameworks are a vital piece to decentralized ecosystems. The Atala PRISM team created one for the Pioneer program to govern the issuance of credentials for our program. It is a real-world example to examine during the course as it is implemented and operational. We welcome anyone to explore the governance framework here and even use it as a template to create your own for your ecosystem.
Get to know the identity experts
Meet the team
Atala PRISM brings together the most experienced self-sovereign identity professionals in the industry. With over 25 years of collective experience, our team continues to collaborate with industry experts both within and outside of Input Output, empowering us to deliver solutions that combine leading blockchain security standards.
Product and business development executive with 20+ years leading product commercialization for emerging technology in e-commerce, telecom, payments and blockchain. Multi-disciplined with experience spanning development to commercialization from start-up, series-A,B,C to public firms. Led the architecture, deployment and acceptance of Apple and Google Pay with the largest payment processor in the US, enabling millions of merchant locations to accept contactless payments online and in-store. Active in advocacy, working with lawmakers in California and Wyoming supporting several blockchain bills to become laws. Contributor to SSI innovation via, Good Health Pass, Linux Foundation Public Health, Trust over IP, Sovrin Foundation.
25 years of large-scale systems work ranging from founding and exciting startups, through large corporations, military, and government. Darrell has focused on high-resilience and interoperable systems (e.g. search and rescue, military command and control, payments, finance). He has been focused for the past 8 years on decentralized identity. He is one of the co-founders of the Trust Over IP Foundation where he is an active contributor and leads the Trust Registry Protocol Specification efforts there.
Over 15 years of experience building teams, systems & products that capture the value of emerging technology at local and global levels across different industries, ranging from government, healthcare, and media to AAA gaming and professional services. Bart is an active member of the Trust over IP foundation, and has contributed to standardization efforts of digital identity technology. He brings extensive experience in decentralized (self-sovereign) identity and its application in complex environments, ranging from industrial supply chains to central bank digital currencies and people identity at nation state scale. He is focused on self-sovereign technology that enhances human agency and delivering Software-defined Trust Infrastructure to tomorrow’s digital societies.
Over 20 years in IT and Lean, consolidated with her MBA and experience in various industries, have empowered Anushka to explore blockchain with an open mind and much curiosity since 2018. Her roles as the Co-Chair of the South African Financial Blockchain Consortium Identity Working Group, guest lecturer for blockchain at The University of Stellenbosch Business School, the University of Cape Town Fintech Program, Lead writer for the African Union Blockchain report, and speaker at blockchain conferences as well as being an advisory working group member of the IAMZA project qualify her to collaborate both locally and abroad to move the dial on digital identity in South Africa and the World.
Lohan has deep experience with Decentralized Identity (SSI) and the deployment of this emerging technology in the African context and other low resource environments including implementations using SMS. He was one of the earliest entrepreneurs in Africa building solutions using the Trust over IP stack , on the world's first-ever public utility for SSI, the Sovrin Main Net. As a serial entrepreneur and self-sovereign identity thought leader, he continues to find motivation in building start-ups that leverage exponential technology and decentralized trust networks with the vision of achieving the identity for all. He is an ex-officio Sovrin Foundation Board member and trustee, chair of the Sovrin Steward Council, and actively involved in various initiatives to further the adoption of self-sovereign identity in South Africa and Africa such as South African Financial Blockchain Consortium (SAFBC), South African National Blockchain Alliance (SANBA), World Economic Forum Digital Identity Coalition, Bankserv Digital Identity project, decentralized Identity Foundation, Trust over IP Foundation and a frequent speaker on self-sovereign identity.
Mark has worked for two decades across financial, telecoms, and fintech sectors delivering complex systems. Mark's vision is to simplify the complexity of SSI interactions in a connected world. He visualized this to be delivered by creating best in class UX processes that will empower developers to build user-friendly applications in the SSI space. He Joined IOHK in 2019.
Practicing research through design, she promotes designing with people, not for people. She holds three Scandinavian academic degrees in design and brings international multidisciplinary experience to the team. She has experience leading design processes, from early discovery stages to branded products. She has created a Design course for the PRISM Pioneer Program to spark more conversation around human-centric design for decentralized identity.
Fayyaadh Adams has been in the Blockchain space since 2018 with a keen interest in Self-Sovereign Identity. Before joining IOG in 2022, Fayyaadh worked in the financial services industry, where he spent time in Business Operations, Cyber Security, and Marketing, building out MVPs for Blockchain based identity solutions. He is passionate about community outreach programs and considers himself a catalyst for change.
Esteban is an IT professional with 15+ years of experience as a technical consultant for various corporate clients. He has performed different roles, including solution architect, developer, QA engineer, and PO. Esteban has worked on multiple projects related to search applications, SAP implementation, and, most recently, blockchain and decentralized identity technology. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a specialization in data science from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology. Esteban is also the co-founder of RootsId, an SSI (Self-Sovereign Identity) consultancy group focused on developing the decentralized identity ecosystem for the Cardano community.
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What is Atala PRISM?
Atala PRISM is a decentralized identity solution built on the Cardano blockchain. It creates a new approach to identity management, where users own their identity and have complete control over how their personal data is used and accessed. Data is shared with other individuals or organizations over secure, private peer-to-peer communication channels.
Atala PRISM is a self-sovereign identity (SSI) platform and service suite for verifiable data and digital identity. It creates a new approach to identity management, where users own their identity and have complete control over how their personal data is used and accessed. Data is shared with other individuals or organizations over secure, private, peer-to-peer communication channels.
Atala PRISM is for businesses, governments, and innovators. Businesses can quickly onboard new customers, reduce compliance risks and costs, and deliver seamless user experiences. Governments can issue digital identities and enable instant access to public and private services. Innovators can access our expert team, best-in-class training, funding, and incubation opportunities.
Anyone can integrate with Atala PRISM. Since it is built using industry standards, third-party apps will be able to connect easily.
Current identity management mechanisms create significant risks and costs for businesses, as these platforms store sensitive information. Governments face inefficiencies in their paper-based, bureaucratic processes as well as data fraud. Innovators often lack end to end development support and easy to access tools and documentation to build applications. Atala PRISM solves these problems by enabling a new approach for digital identity, removing friction from end user experience, bringing in benefits of security, cost efficiency and scalability, and facilitating ownership of personal data and information for the end users.
Traditional centralised digital identity systems pose a number of risks such as identity theft, data breaches, data harvesting, and fragmentation. Atala PRISM reduces this risk by giving more flexibility and control to all parties involved – the issuers, verifiers, and holders of the information. Atala PRISM is a layer 2 blockchain platform which is decentralized, making it more trusted, secure, and privacy preserving.
All personal information is securely and privately stored on the user’s smartphone. Leveraging blockchain technology, Atala PRISM ensures that transactions are performed in a secure, peer-to-peer fashion.
No. All data is securely stored and encrypted on the user’s smartphone. Each individual is the only person that can access it using their biometrics (i.e. fingerprint or faceID) or PIN code.
With Atala PRISM, everyone can restore their account and personal data on any device by using their seed phrase. People just need to make sure they keep their seed phrase safe. If they lose it, they will need to create a new account and get their credentials reissued.
Want to know more?
Atala PRISM is powered by Cardano , which is built by a decentralized community of scientists, engineers, and thought leaders united in a common purpose: to create a technology platform that will ignite the positive change the world needs. It is the first blockchain platform to be built through peer-reviewed research, to be secure enough to protect the data of billions, scalable enough to accommodate global systems, and robust enough to support foundational change.