Third Internet of Agreements conference to address the theme “Blockchain and Identity” Mar 29, 2018

Bringing trust to the blockchain: online identity for real-world trade

The third Internet of Agreements® conference has as its subject “Identity”. It will focus on tricky issues around the new digital identity standards, including blockchain-based self-sovereign identity. It will be a long and challenging day, full of deep insights into the challenges awaiting us on the path to widespread adoption.

Commerce relies on trust. Blockchains are disintermediating trade, enabling millions of new transactions every day and boosting the global economy. But participants face new risks: how can we trust blockchain trading partners? Without real-world information about them, how do we know who we’re dealing with? We need to know their identity.

Self-sovereign identity systems allow people to generate a number of names for themselves. Emerging third party attestation is starting to bind these abstract identities back to the physical world, but with all the hazards of handling personal data on a global scale, intersecting with local regulation jurisdiction by jurisdiction.

We will bring together leading identity innovators in the blockchain space for a full day’s discussions on the current state of the art, future directions, and the potential and actuality of collaboration. We know it is possible to interconnect the real world and the blockchain world in a way which serves the needs of both domains. We look forwards to exploring these topics together.

There will be sessions on

  • KYC/AML and other regulatory factors
  • Sovereign identity systems, and their interactions with other identity standards
  • Use of identity (see to manage data quality risks in identity systems, and to facilitate trade
  • Biometrics on the blockchain

Confirmed speakers include Matt Peterman (CEO of InsurePal), Michael Mainelli (Chairman of Z/Yen), Rutger van Zuidam (CEO of DutchChain), Darren Tseng (VP of Product, Adjoint) and Elizabeth Reineris and Jason Law (respectively Global Policy Counsel and Chairman of Evernym).

We very much hope to see you there, at Google’s Campus London, on 10th April. More details and tickets at Eventbrite: tickets are free, but space is limited, so book now!

You can read more about identity on our blog: Vinay Gupta on a blockchain solution for identity.

For further information
Jenina Bas – +44 (0) 7971 551 778
Kate Sharma +44 (0) 7985 259 720

If you would like to be on a panel or give a talk at the conference, please contact

About Mattereum

London-based Mattereum’s core ambition is to enable business on the blockchain, creating a system of decentralized commercial law by automating legal contract execution and providing reliable legal interpretation and enforcement. Established in 2017 by founders with a track record of designing and launching national-level infrastructure, Mattereum’s team, comprising programmers and lawyers, is building the foundation of the global Internet of Agreements, the next generation of digital commerce that will underlie many companies’ operations.

About the Internet of Agreements

The IoA® is Mattereum’s vision for global supply chains and logistics, integrating national laws and regulation with international commerce through the application of technology such as blockchains and smart contracts.

The Internet of Agreements conference series regularly convenes the brightest and best to define various aspects of the vision, and drive towards their implementation. Previous conferences addressed the themes of “Blockchain and Law” and “World Trade”. The next conference, in June 2018, will be about “Space”. News List