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Our ambition is to develop the standard of decentralized, secure and verified identity in compliance with European standards.
The medium-term objective is to build a trusted infrastructure aimed at fighting fraud through the certification of documents and data with evidential value.
We chose to create a document certification platform based on blockchain technology to respond to a problem identified and shared by most banking and financial institutions: the lack of efficiency, reliability and performance of current technological solutions.
Between certification and digital identity, we help public and private actors to gain security thanks to a more secure and efficient authentication of individuals and companies.
We use an authorized blockchain to certify documents, data and information by exploiting the security and robustness properties of blockchain technology.
As for the Archipels concept, it is as follows: to verify the identity of individuals and legal entities (notably within the framework of KYC procedures) by certifying documents and data directly at the source, at the issuer's premises.
Decentralized, immutable, based on a shared consensus for validating transactions, the Archipels blockchain is sovereign, eco-responsible and respectful of privacy.
The Archipels platform is sovereign
Archipels is a consortium of major French groups around digital identity: La Poste, La Caisse des Dépôts, Engie and EDF. Each of them owns nodes of the blockchain that it operates on its own server infrastructures.
For our part, Archipels also operates nodes hosted on the territory and the entire application is hosted on servers based in France. In short, every piece of data, every technology we use and our cloud are destined to remain within our borders.
A Franco-French solution, therefore, at the service of French and European institutions. While sovereignty is obviously a guarantee of security and reassurance, it is also a geopolitical and strategic asset.
The Archipels platform is eco-responsible
The Archipels blockchain is a permissioned blockchain that uses a PoA (Proof of Authority) consensus algorithm that does not require intensive calculations, unlike the PoW (Proof of Work) consensus of the Bitcoin and Ethereum public blockchains.
All of our infrastructures are low-carbon thanks to a passive cooling system combined with active management of the energy mix to minimize resource consumption (electricity and water) and maximize efficiency.
The governance is currently carried by 4 players (EDF, Engie, La Poste and the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations) with a sustainable policy and strong CSR commitments, particularly in terms of reducing carbon emissions.
Thus, between renewable energies, the circular economy and energy management, we are doing our utmost to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible, particularly in the context of theParis Agreement and theEuropean Commission's Green Deal.
We are aware that planting trees is not enough: it is internally that it is most important to act to limit the environmental impact of our activities. That's where we started.
Sustainability is integrated into our value chain from the beginning, so that it is not just a marketing ploy, but a pillar of our organisation and our solution.
We are committed to achieving carbon neutrality in the coming years.
The Archipels platform is confidential
We do not store and keep any personal data in clear text: everything is encrypted and we cannot access this data.
Archipels is a permitted blockchain, which means that the transactions anchored in it are validated by the members of the consortium. Archipels has no means of invalidating a transaction, as the information anchored in it is immutable.
With this privacy in mind, we use the principles of data hash (hash) and Zero Disclosure of Knowledge (ZKP) evidence.