The SSI Protocol originates from a critical view of the damage that some technologies (their human utility) cause to nature. As a petroleum engineer, the protocol's founder brings awareness about the effects of neoliberalism and extractive industries such as oil & gas. This experience allows Tyron to recognize that behind the exploitation of natural resources lies a logic of domination and commodification of nature for the economic benefit of a minority of people.
The word tyron comes from the Greek "turannos", which means "sovereign". The purpose of the SSI Protocol is to provide sovereignty over our data and resources. This sovereignty empowers people and enhances our security while reducing the exploitation of nature. Through the relational use of decentralized networks like Bitcoin, it becomes possible to think of new economic systems.
Tyron enables us to manage our digital identities, proving who we are without intermediaries. This functionality is achieved by anchoring our W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) on blockchain platforms as a shared root of trust. With these technologies, we can have legitimacy as users without handing over control of our data to centralized authorities or third parties. With SSI accounts, we can fully control our identities and financial assets.
The Tyron Decentralized Autonomous Organization ("TyronDAO") administers the project, with support from two autonomous legal entities:
- Tyron Mapu CIC: a Community Interest Company (CIC) registered in the UK under a type of community legislation enacted in 2004 that has precise rules for protecting communities.
- Tyron Pungtas Pte Ltd: a private company incorporated in Singapore that develops open-source software.
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