Tykn for Governments

Connect Different Government Systems.

Tykn’s Ana platform lets you share data with other Government institutions in a privacy compliant way. You’ll have quicker processes and better insights on how to serve your citizens. It’s the most cost-effective way of connecting systems without the need to invest months in centralising governmental databases.

Connected Systems.
Quicker Processes.

How can you privately and securely share data with other Government institutions without centralising databases? By letting citizens be the connection point.

  • Ana lets you create & issue digital documents to your citizens with a few clicks. They are sent through a P2P encrypted connection.
  • We use advanced cryptography to ensure the documents’ authenticity. So you and other Governmental institutions can verify the data and trust its veracity.
  • Citizens store those documents in a digital wallet in their phones or in the cloud and are able to use them to seamlessly onboard in your Government’s services. Effectively connecting different systems without the need to centralise Governmental databases.

We’re not replacing your system.
We’re extending it.

Tykn offers two easy ways for you to integrate our technology with your existing systems.

Ana App

Tykn’s Ana App comes packed with all you need to start connecting different Government systems without centralising them.

The Ana App brings you:

  • A native iOS and Android wallet.
  • An intuitive dashboard to issue & verify your citizens’ credentials.
  • Whitelabel option to use your own branding.

The Ana App is the best option for you if:

  • You want to have your own app without having to build from scratch.
  • You want quicker time to market.
  • You don’t have developers.

Ana Cloud

With Ana Cloud you get all the benefits of connecting different Government systems without centralising them. The difference? Citizens store their personal data securely in the cloud. Only they can access it.

Ana Cloud is an API-based solution and is the best option for you if:

  • You don’t want your citizens to have to download an app.
  • Your citizens don’t have smartphones.
  • You want a seamless integration into current user journeys/flows.

Tykn is protecting high stakes sensitive personal data.

For the past 3 years Tykn has been working with organisations such as the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the United Nations Development Programme to protect the personal data of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world: refugees.

We're used to making high stakes sensitive data become private and secure.

Our team is composed of subject-matter experts in Cryptography, Distributed (Digital Identity) Systems, Blockchain, Mobile Network Operators, and User Experience Design, formerly holding positions at Thomson Reuters, Dutch Ministry of Interior, Telefonica and many more, all driven by tech innovation for good.

Client Stories

Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme

Tykn worked with these two organisations to make the Work Permit application process in Turkey become digital, easy and quick! An important step to help improve refugee employability in the country. Accomplishing this meant being able to connect two “unconnected” institutions: the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Labour.

The 121 Consortium (an Initiative of The Netherlands Red Cross)

Tykn leads the development of the 121’s Digital Identity Backend. 121 believes a digital identity creation will speed up Cash Based Aid in the future, by allowing people affected to access aid digitally and safely. 121 co-designs with People Affected by disasters, Aid Workers and People Donating, and uses robust and available technology to create the solutions you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing

Our pricing is built for organisations of all sizes. It depends on the size of your active user base and how many credentials and documents you will verify monthly. Please contact our sales team so they can learn more about your use-case and give you a personalised quote.

Where is personal data stored?

Your citizens’ personal data is stored on their devices or in the cloud. All documents you issue are issued through a peer-to-peer encrypted connection. Not even Tykn can see what is exchanged between you and your citizens.

Who is responsible for processing, storing and sharing data?

Tykn is responsible for data processing. We are the “pipes” that connect you and your citizens. Citizens store their data on their devices or in the cloud.

This is new for us and we don't know how to integrate this into our legacy systems.

Tykn’s Ana platform easily integrates with legacy systems through REST APIs. We’ll help you get up and running in no time.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more about our API integration.

What about population groups that don't have the internet?

Currently, people without  internet access have to call in or come to a physical branch/department. After implementing the Ana platform they would still have to do that, however, our platform would make the process of ID verification much faster.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more.

What is the underlying technology?

Tykn’s Ana platform leverages Self-Sovereign Identity technology. This technology allows the issuance of tamper-proof digital credentials/documents that are verifiable anywhere, at any time, and the creation of a peer-to-peer encrypted channel where those credentials/documents are exchanged. It also enables citizens to be in control of their personal data. Deciding and consenting to who accesses it and who it gets shared with.

If you’d like to read more, we wrote this Beginners Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity.

Why is blockchain used?

The 3 pillars of Self-Sovereign Identity are Blockchain, Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identifiers.

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), commonly simply called “Blockchain Technology”, refers to the technology behind decentralized databases providing control over the evolution of data between entities through a peer-to-peer network, using consensus algorithms that ensure replication across the nodes of the network.

More simply put:

Imagine a book (or ledger) that anyone could obtain, free of charge, where anything written on its pages would be there forever, and at the same time, would be cross-referenced with the other books to check whether what was written to be valid and true; this is the essence of DLT.

In identity management, a distributed ledger (a “blockchain”) enables everyone in the network to have the same source of truth about which credentials are valid and who attested to the validity of the data inside the credential, without revealing the actual data.

Through the infrastructure of a blockchain, the verifying parties do not need to check the validity of the actual data in the provided proof but can rather use the blockchain to check the validity of the attestation and attesting party (such as the government) from which they can determine whether to validate the proof.

For example, when an identity owner presents a proof of their date-of-birth, rather than actually checking the truth of the date of birth itself, the verifying party will validate the government’s signature who issued and attested to this credential to then decide whether he trusts the government’s assessment about the accuracy of the data.

Hence, the validation of a proof is based on the verifier’s judgement of the reliability of the attestor.

By leveraging blockchain technology Self-Sovereign Identity establishes trust between the parties and guarantees the authenticity of the data and attestations, without actually storing any personal data on the blockchain.

This is crucial as a distributed ledger is immutable, meaning anything that is put on the ledger can never be altered nor deleted, and thus no personal data should ever be put on the ledger.

If you’d like to read more, we wrote this Beginners Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity.

 

Is any personal data stored on the blockchain?

No personal data is ever stored on a blockchain. The citizens’ personal data stays with the citizens on their devices. What is stored on the blockchain is the “signature” of the organisation who issued a credential. Through this “signature” a verifier can trust the source of the credential and its authenticity.

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