One of the pioneers of blockchain technology in the Philippines, Amihan Global Strategies, is joining Sovrin Network as a Founding Steward and the first Steward to represent the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
As Amihan becomes a part of the Sovrin Foundation, the company will be an active contributor in terms of intellectual and infrastructural resources to make Sovrin Network active and secure.
Amihan is a key leader on blockchain in ASEAN. It also has a partnership with the Bankers Association of the Philippines.
“Our digital identity is a detailed story of who we are, And for too long, we’ve allowed centralized institutions to write and share that story. As a Sovrin Steward, Amihan is excited and dedicated to help Filipinos and the ASEAN community reclaim their stories.” – Mr. Winston Damarillo, Executive Chairman, Amihan Global Strategies
The Sovrin Foundation founded in 2016 is creating the Sovrin Network. It aims to provide a true self-sovereign identity to every individual, organization, and connected devices with true self-sovereign identity. With the Sovrin Network, digital identity is decentralized, secure, portable, private, and trustworthy.
Ms. Heather C. Dahl, the executive director of Sovrin Foundation, shares that self-sovereign identity is ideal that can cross borders and is everywhere just like the internet.
“Ensuring the enduring independence and accessibility of the Sovrin Network is vital to our mission. Adding a Steward as progressive and transformative as Amihan and in a region as vital as southeast Asia is an important step in Sovrin’s evolution and we’re very pleased about it.” – Ms. Heather C. Dahl, Executive Director, Sovrin Foundation
Currently, there are 38 Stewards that operates the validator nodes. With Amihan in the group, it helps to maintain the Sovrin ledger by keeping it reliable, independent, and secure.