An brief introduction of Suri, the Web3 Digital Identity infrastructure.
Suri is a decentralised self-sovereign digital identity infrastructure. Its primary goal is to provide a decentralised and powerful Name Service for digital identity, internet navigation and standards aggregation.
With the use of SUNS, which stands for Suri Name Service, Suri offers an infrastructure powered by the Solana blockchain that allows users and companies to manage their public and private information in a sovereign and more secure way than web2 alternatives.
What is a Name service?
Name services allows to translate structured and hierarchical names into different types of information. Examples of commonly used name services are:
DNS, or simply internet domains, is mostly known for its ability to translate domains into IPs addresses.
Social network names, commonly expressed by prefixing them by an @, #, u/, among others.
So, why do we need SUNS?
We believe that we cannot speak about anything in life without a name, so our digital identity is not an exemption. Our presence in internet should be unique, global, shared, verifiable and most important, self-sovereign, i.e. only us have rights to manage our own information.
To fit all those requirements, we can't rely on current solutions:
Centralised app names
Old name systems like DNS which are dominated by large organisations (ICANN).
Not rememberable on-chain address
To overcome that, we've created SUNS, a blockchain-based solution that fixes all those problems, opens more ways of interoperability between web2 and web3 apps and brings more opportunities for dApps in the web3 space.
SUNS offers a hierarchical name system in which every name (also known as suri) denotes an element or resource with a separated identity in the space. For example: suri is the name of the project and contains the links to our social media, description, logos, etc. On the other hand, this documentation resides in suri.docs and only contains the link to this website.
You can see that suris are very powerful and can be used as identity providers as well as domain names to navigate through internet.
Even though the final release of Solana has not yet arrived, it is already one of the most promising blockchain networks. It has a great open-source community, low fees and a great performance compared to its main competitors, like Ethereum.
Suris Technically wise, Solana is the most younger blockchain but it implements new features and technologies which make it a great choice for any project and specially for Suri. With Solana, Suri benefits from low fees, rust-based on-chain programs and a great performance.
Suri's infrastructure allows people to have control over their own information in a decentralised blockchain, opening a world of opportunities for aggregation, interoperability, cost reductions and more!