Currently, identity-verification systems rely on centralized databases where individuals must trust a centralized authority or minority group to accurately identify and authenticate credentials. To participate in those systems, individuals must register at each identity-issuer’s silo system such that the identity-verification process is usually fragmented and cannot be easily verified.

In contrast, CCIS provides a blockchain-based solution operated by independent CBSG Consortium participating members under a CCIS Cross-Carrier Consensus with carrier-grade reliability. CCIS eliminates the need for a centralized authority to verify credentials. Instead, CCIS participating members jointly provide a platform that allows identity-trust authorities to issue credentials that can be easily identified by many organizations.