The decision to employ DIDComm as the foundational technology for the Tonomy Communication Infrastructure is underpinned by many considerations, all of which align with the overarching objectives of security, privacy, interoperability, and user sovereignty.

  • Global Standardization: DIDComm's recognition and support by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) positions it as a contemporary global standard, offering a reliable and universally accepted framework for digital communication [Ref #14].

  • Self-Sovereign Identity Support: DIDComm's architecture inherently supports self-sovereign and autonomous identity management[Ref #15], a cornerstone in our commitment to empowering users with control over their digital identities.

  • Interoperability Across Identity Systems: DIDComm demonstrates remarkable interoperability, functioning seamlessly with various identity systems, including web applications, Bitcoin accounts, and emerging identity frameworks. This flexibility is crucial for a network aspiring to widespread application and integration.

  • Transport Agnosticism: As highlighted in the document, DIDComm is transport-agnostic, capable of operating over a range of protocols including HTTPS, WebSockets, Bluetooth, URLs, QR Codes and more​​. This adaptability ensures that communication remains uninterrupted and efficient, regardless of the underlying transport mechanism.

  • Advanced Privacy and Security Features: DIDComm strongly emphasises preserving the integrity of messages and the authenticity of senders, employing state-of-the-art cryptographic techniques. It also offers features like onion routing, enhancing privacy by preventing unauthorised parties from discerning communication details​​.

Tonomy Communicate, by incorporating DIDComm, takes a significant leap in optimising the potential of decentralised communication, particularly through implementing fully managed and sovereign keys. This enhancement represents a critical innovation in the realm of secure and autonomous digital communications, aligning with the overarching goals of the Tonomy to prioritise user sovereignty and security.

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