Powering the trust economy

Atala PRISM is a decentralized identity solution that enables people to own their personal data and interact with organizations seamlessly, privately, and securely.


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Become part of a select group with early access to a set of courses explaining the core principles of Atala PRISM

Atala PRISM fosters growth in the digital economy

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For Growing Businesses

Expand your customer base, increase your profits, and future-proof your business through an improved overall experience.

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For Effective Governments

Implement secure, next-generation services to make your government more effective, responsive, and agile.

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For Empowered Individuals

Open up a world of opportunity by empowering individuals to own their personal data and access a myriad of services.

Decentralized identity provides individuals with a new way to own their personal information and enables secure and trusted transactions in their everyday life

Use our interactive city map to

experience how Atala PRISM

can power a smarter world

Our interactive demo will enable you to see what a smart city powered by Atala PRISM will look like through the eyes of individuals.


Step 1 .

Download the Atala PRISM mobile app and use it with our interactive city map.

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Step 2 .

Launch the interactive city map and experience how Atala PRISM can power a smarter world. For best experience, we recommend the use of a laptop or desktop to view the map.

Key Components

Mobile App

Offer end users a customizable app for receiving, storing, and sharing digital credentials.

Management Console

Easily issue or verify digital credentials with the user-friendly, decentralized management platform.

Browser Wallet

Use a web-based browser extension for managing DIDs, accessing the Management Console and authorizing credential issuance.

SDKs and APIs

Streamline your processes by integrating a digital identity and credential issuance and verification functionality into your applications and workflow.

Enrollment Tool

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Capture biometric data as part of the onboarding process using a lightweight mobile app.


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Expand your ecosystem using a low-cost smart card for storing and sharing digital credentials.

Credential example that shows a credential with filled info (degree, student and university name, award and dates of start and graduation)

Why Atala PRISM?


Atala PRISM is built on Cardano, which is based on peer-reviewed academic research and designed for sustainability.


Atala PRISM can scale to millions of users using state-of-the-art, layer-2 technology.


Atala PRISM is built on open-source software. The system is engineered for interoperability, using latest standards and specifications in decentralized identity.


Designed for everyone. Even those without smartphones, internet access, or sufficient literacy can own a verifiable identity.


The platform can cost-efficiently onboard millions of users, implementing a novel batching mechanism to reduce public blockchain fees.


It supports flexible deployment models and choice of the underlying blockchain platform.

Use Cases

Atala PRISM enables the issuance of digital identities and credentials that users own, control, and share easily, securely, and privately. Credentials are instantly verifiable from anywhere, removing the need for third-party verification services.

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Case Study: Identity and Credentials Verification Pilot for the Republic of Georgia

Graduates need quick and easy access to their degrees when joining the workforce. That's why we are teaming up with the Ministry of Education and universities in the Republic of Georgia. Atala PRISM enables students to receive, store, and send their achievements right from their smartphones. Immediate verification of credentials means no need for background checks, saving universities and employers valuable time and resources.

The launch of Atala PRISM in Georgia establishes a new gold standard for authenticating digital identity and credentials. Businesses, governments and individuals can reap the benefits of this smart, decentralized solution.

Case Study Republic of Georgia

We work with your team to:

Help you understand decentralized identity and the bold opportunity it presents for your business.

Develop a proof-of-concept approach, built by a team of leading engineers who have designed some of the most advanced blockchain protocols available.

Deploy, manage, and scale your business.

Your questions, answered

What is Atala PRISM?

Atala PRISM is a decentralized identity solution built on the Cardano blockchain. It creates a new approach to identity management, where users own their identity and have complete control over how their personal data is used and accessed. Data is shared with other individuals or organizations over secure, private peer-to-peer communication channels.

What problems does Atala PRISM solve?

Current identity management mechanisms create significant risks and costs for businesses, as these platforms store and secure sensitive information. Governments face inefficiencies in their paper-based, bureaucratic processes, as well as personal data frauds. Individuals lack trust about how their information might be misused or sold to third parties without their consent. Atala PRISM solves these problems by enabling a new approach for digital identity where people have ownership of their personal information, and only share what is required with businesses or institutions in an easy, secure, and private way.

Who is Atala PRISM for?

Atala PRISM is for businesses, governments and individuals. Businesses can quickly onboard new customers, reduce compliance risks and costs, and deliver seamless user experiences. Governments can issue digital identities and enable instant access to public and private services. Individuals have ownership of their identity and data, and control how their personal information is used and accessed.

Why is Atala PRISM superior to traditional digital identity systems?

Traditional centralized digital identity systems pose a number of risks such as identity theft, data breaches, data harvesting, and fragmentation. Atala PRISM overcomes these problems by giving more control to individuals and institutions, rather than relying on one single entity. Decentralized identity enables a more trusted, secure and private way of sharing identity and personal information.

How does Atala PRISM leverage the Cardano blockchain?

Cardano provides Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure (DPKI), which is key to enabling records that can be instantly verified by anyone, anywhere. DKPI enables everyone to create or anchor cryptographic keys on the blockchain in a tamper-proof and chronologically ordered way. These keys are used to allow others to verify digital signatures, or encrypt data to the respective identity holder. DPKI is an enabler for verifiable credentials. The Cardano blockchain is ideal for anchoring digital identities as it is highly secure and designed for long-term sustainability.

How do I know that personal data and identification are safe with Atala PRISM?

All personal information is securely and privately stored on the user's smartphone or smartcard. Leveraging blockchain technology, Atala PRISM ensures that transactions are performed in a secure, peer-to-peer fashion. Each user is the only person with access to their data and credentials.

How does removing third parties keep personal data and information safe?

Third parties, including technology companies and municipalities, can sell personal information, prevent individuals from accessing their data, or shut down their account without permission. With Atala PRISM, individuals have complete control over their own data.

Does Atala PRISM own individuals' data?

No. All data is securely stored and encrypted on the user’s smartphone or smartcard. Each individual is the only person that can access it using their biometrics (i.e., fingerprint or faceID) or PIN code.

Are identity and credentials shareable only within the Atala PRISM ecosystem?

Anyone can integrate with Atala PRISM. Since it is built using industry standards, third-party apps will be able to connect easily.

What happens if an individual loses their phone?

With Atala PRISM, everyone can restore their account and personal data on any device by using their seed phrase. People just need to make sure they keep their seed phrase safe. If they lose it, they will need to create a new account and get their credentials reissued.

Get in touch with us

Atala PRISM is powered by Cardano, which is built by a decentralized community of scientists, engineers, and thought leaders united in a common purpose: to create a technology platform that will ignite the positive change the world needs. It is the first blockchain platform to be built through peer-reviewed research, to be secure enough to protect the data of billions, scalable enough to accommodate global systems, and robust enough to support foundational change.

Cardano is developed by IOHK, a blockchain technology company and industry leader in the fields of cryptography and distributed systems.

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