The aim is to build a trusted infrastructure aimed at the fight against fraud through the certification of documents and data with probative value.

If we have chosen to create a platform for document certification on blockchain technology, it is in response to a problem identified and shared by most banking and financial institutions: the lack of efficiency, reliability and performance of current technological solutions.

We use a permissioned 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 (particularly as part of KYC procedures) by certifying documents and data directly at source, at the issuer's premises.

Decentralized, immutable, based on a shared consensus for transaction validation, the Archipels blockchain is sovereign, eco-responsible and privacy-friendly.

The Archipels platform is sovereign

Sovereignty is a key issue for our partners. The Archipels platform is thus hosted and maintained by French trusted third parties: 100% of the network nodes are operated by French companies.

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 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.

platform is eco-responsible

The issue of limiting our carbon footprint and environmental impact is also central.

In this respect, 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 our infrastructures are low-carbon thanks to passive cooling combined with active management of the energy mix to minimize resource consumption (electricity and water) and maximize efficiency.

Governance is today carried by 5 players (EDF, Engie, La Poste, InGroupe and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations) with a sustainable policy and strong CSR commitments, particularly in terms of reducing carbon emissions.

So, between renewable energies, the circular economy and energy management, we are doing our utmost to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible, particularly within the framework 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.

Sustainable development has been integrated into our value chain from the outset, so that it is not just a marketing argument, but a pillar of our organization and our solution.
We are committed to achieving carbon neutrality within the next few years.

The platform is confidential

We have built the Archipels solution on the principle of " privacy by design ", integrating confidentiality from the very beginning of the project.

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.