ION is an open, public, permissionless Layer 2 Decentralized Identifier network that runs atop the Bitcoin blockchain
ION is a Layer 2 open, permissionless network based on the purely deterministic Sidetree protocol, which requires no special tokens, trusted validators, or additional consensus mechanisms; the linear progression of Bitcoin's timechain is all that's required for its operation.
ION is designed for scale, supporting thousands of DID operations per second across the network. ION is based on a strongly eventually consistent architecture that enables embarassingly parallel ingest, processing, and resolution of DID operations.
Censorship & Tamper Evasive
- ION DIDs can only be deactivated by their owners, protecting people from violations of digital rights.
- ION includes registry capabilities to support decentralized package managers, app stores, etc.
- ION enables DID owners to securely connect to each other through decentralized routing endpoints.