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 blockchain 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
All the tools and resources you need
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 a developer-friendly programming language.
Simple and clear documentation, guides, and resources, all at your fingertips.
Beyond training and funding
End-to-end partnership through training, funding, and commercialization opportunities.
Browser wallet – Demo only
Explore a web-based browser extension to allow better control over issuing and managing credentials.
Mobile app – Demo only
Experience the security of receiving, storing, and sharing credentials for end-users.
Management console – Demo only
The issuing portal gives you flexibility to issue credentials quickly and easily.
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.
DISH Network Corporation has taken the first step towards the launch of a decentralized identification and loyalty system built on blockchain technology designed and developed by Input Output. This first step enables blockchain capabilities in DISH's infrastructure through Atala PRISM’s identity services and Cardano’s native asset features.
Join the community
The Atala PRISM Pioneer Program
The Atala PRISM Pioneer Program trains professionals, UX designers, and software developers to design decentralized identity solutions and ecosystems using the Atala PRISM Software Development Kit (SDK). Our Decentralized Ecosystems Curriculum offers three courses, which you can read more about in the section below:
- Foundations of decentralized identity
- Building with Atala PRISM
- Human-centric design for decentralized identity
Upon joining, you'll become part of a select group with early access to a set of courses that will teach you the core principles of decentralized ecosystems and Atala PRISM, including self-sovereign identity, decentralized identifiers (DIDs), verifiable credentials (VCs), trust and governance frameworks, and more.
The course materials are highly interactive, with weekly videos, exercises, and Q&A sessions, along with exclusive access to the course creators and office-hours with key experts.You’ll also get:
With early access to our Software Development Kits, you can be one the first people to innovate.
Access to Input Output resources, including coaching from the Atala product team, engineering teams, commercial teams, and other industry leaders.
Highly curated ‘Design Thinking Workshops’ for selected strategic enterprise partners help uncover current business gaps and solutions to bridge them.
Pioneers graduate to ASTROS
The mission is critical to identify high-value use cases and develop partner networks while providing value to Astros through mentorship, collaboration, support through office hours, dedicated communications channels, commercialization opportunities, and more.
Ideas. Innovation. Impact.
The world’s largest decentralized and accessible innovation engine for global good – both in the Cardano community and the wider world.
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
- Thorough examination of SSI concepts
- Moral and ethical questions for emerging tech
AP102: Building with Atala PRISM
Building applications with Atala PRISM.
- Introduction to the PRISM SDK
- Creating DIDs, issuing and verifying credentials
- Fireside chats with SSI leaders
AP103: Human-centric design for decentralized identity
A foundation in designing human-centric solutions for decentralized ecosystems.
- Introduction to 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
Atala PRISM in action
Explore our interactive city demo
Want to know how Atala PRISM can power a smarter world? Our interactive demo will show you what a city driven by Atala PRISM would look like through the eyes of its residents.
It’s easy to take a look around
Download the Atala PRISM mobile app.
Click the button below to launch the city map. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer.
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 Anushka’s experience in IT and Lean, consolidated with her MBA and experience in various industries, empowered s her 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 as well as at the University of Cape Town Fintech Program, and Lead writer for the African Union Blockchain report, speaker at blockchain conferences as 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.
Thomas enjoys delivering best in class products to the customers. Thomas has over 20 years of experience working in Telecommunications and Blockchain and driving successful projects and programmes across diverse and complex environments. He brings in a global perspective having worked across 2 continents and 4 different countries.
Denitsa has been with the Atala team since its early concept stages. She is bringing in her experience in leading the product marketing efforts for the global leader in SaaS solutions for shipping intelligence. She has also played a key role in driving the international expansion and presence of a leading organization focused on strategy and competitive intelligence. Today, Denitsa is excited about all the ways Atala PRISM can bring value to people's lives worldwide via the principles of self-sovereign identity.
Deepika has 15 years of product marketing experience. Prior to joining IOHK, she led marketing & strategy for digital payments covering wallets and card form factors across International Markets at American Express. She has been part of leading consumer tech companies such as Samsung, Microsoft and Times Internet that have deepened her passion for new consumer tech and could help her build a solid foundation to learn about blockchain technology at IOHK.
Shape the future of Atala PRISM
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Founded in 2015, Input Output is one of the world’s pre-eminent blockchain research and engineering companies, best known for the Cardano blockchain platform.
We are a fully decentralized, remote-working organization committed to the highest principles of academic rigour and evidence-based software development. The company builds high-assurance blockchain products for public and private sector clients. To find out more about current career opportunities, click the button below.
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.
Cardano is developed by Input Output, a blockchain technology company and industry leader in the fields of cryptography and distributed systems.