Veramo is in a public beta. There will be some breaking changes in the coming months, and we endeavour to communicate these in advance via our Discord community. However, we expect the core APIs to remain relatively stable. You can keep up to date here and get involved in our growing community. We are excited to see what you build with Veramo!
These docs are written for anyone wishing to learn more about the grounding principles behind verifiable data and develop a deeper understanding of the Veramo framework to build next-generation apps that leverage the many benefits of trust networks.
How to use these docs
If you are new to the concept of verifiable data, it would be best to read the fundamentals section linearly as each section builds on knowledge and terminology gained in the previous.
If you are more experienced with verifiable data concepts and/or development in general, you can dive into the architecture section where more specifics of how the internals work is covered. You can also jump over to the API reference section. Links and more info about these packages can also be found in the Plugins section.
Our mission is to empower developers to build better trust layers in their applications.
We obsess over standards and interop so developers and product owners can focus on building their next-generation applications that leverage verifiable data and their decentralized verification benefits.
The verifiable data landscape has grown exponentially in the past few years and continues to grow at an accelerated rate. Where you have accelerated innovation, you will also have a lot of competing standards. This anomaly makes interoperability challenging. Veramo was designed to be flexible, modular, and scalable. It allows developers to orchestrate a custom system from a growing list of standards without worrying about interoperability and fast-changing specs.
Competing standards can create an unnecessary burden and confusion for product owners and developers who prefer not to be tied to a specific vendor or invest too much building on standards that will most likely change. There is a complex dependency tree per platform on top of changing standards that requires considerable effort to manage.
However, this should not prevent businesses from bringing the immense value of verifiable data to their users. We envision an ecosystem of interoperable functionality made possible through specialized community plugins that respect open standards.
Using Veramo, you can design your agent how you want it by using the core plugins. We have plugins for DID Methods, Messaging Protocols, Storage, Key Management, Authentication, and many more.