The New Economy of Movement

The convergence of multiple rapidly maturing technologies, such as AI, IoT, and blockchain permits any connected entity — whether a person, vehicle, device, package, piece of infrastructure, or data set — to communicate and autonomously participate as an independent economic agent in decentralized transactions.

These transactions — comprising the exchange of value, goods, and data between entities in the economy of things — will produce a multi-trillion-dollar pay-per-use ecosystem we’ve termed The New Economy of Movement.

MOBI’s Web3 Technology Stack

Web3 federated networks and decentralized marketplaces are needed to manage Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs), Self-Sovereign Digital Twins™ (SSDTs™), and Verifiable Credentials (VCs) for business automation and trusted data sharing between connected entities. MOBI’s Web3 Infrastructure consists of three member-owned and operated layers enabling usage-based transactions:

The foundational layer, the MOBI consortium, creates standards to identify connected entities and shared business processes.

The middle layer, the Integrated Trust Network (ITN), is a layer-two, protocol-agnostic digital infrastructure to provide trusted identity services. The ITN does not have a front-end application.

The top layer, Citopia, is a member-owned and operated federated Web3 marketplace to onboard SSDTs and enable VCs issuance for business automation and trustless track-and-trace applications throughout the value chain. Citopia has front-end applications for end users and providers.

Decentralized Applications & Transactions Using Citopia and the ITN

The Citopia marketplace consists of Citopia vinTRAK, Citopia partsTRAK, and Citopia MaaS. Citopia is in development and being tested with our members. Once released, users will be able to:

  1. Download the Citopia marketplace app onto their smartphone
  2. Onboard themselves by creating an SSDT™ using verifiable credentials such as a government-issued identity card or driver’s license
  3. Add payment method (required preloaded account for transactions)
  4. Add insurance information (only required for some transactions such as renting a vehicle)
  5. Add and register a primary vehicle (if applicable)
  6. Set trip preferences (fastest, greenest, cheapest, fewest transfers, etc.)
  7. Plan, offer services, purchase/contract services, and pay seamlessly all in one marketplace

Explore: Pilots Using Citopia and the ITN

Citopia applications leverage MOBI standards, W3C VCs, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, and SSDTs™ to enable trusted decentralized track-and-trace for connected mobility & IoT commerce.

Citopia vinTRAK
Citopia MaaS
Citopia partsTRAK

Emission Reporting

Citopia for EVs

Building the New Economy of Movement Together

Together, Citopia and the ITN form the foundation for a community-owned, interoperable, robust, federated economy, enabling many decentralized business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications and serving as the shared Web3 infrastructure that brings all entities in the connected ecosystem together to transact securely while preserving data privacy.

Building a truly sustainable, democratized, and decentralized New Economy of Movement requires collaboration between public and private stakeholders across the globe. A new age of digital transformation beckons; it’s crucial that we move forward with a shared understanding of the resources at our disposal and work together to maximize our efforts and abilities. Fill out this form to learn how you can get involved in building the Web3 Technology Stack for the New Economy of Movement.

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Defining Decentralized Identity Solutions

Decentralized Identity and/or Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) is a new cryptographic technology that enables entities to assert ownership of their identity, where the identity remains private and not disclosed during transactions in decentralized ecosystems.

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are identifiable endpoints (public keys) belonging to a SSI, and can be shared with the world. DIDs do NOT contain sensitive personal or business data.

In a decentralized system, DIDs are embedded in Verifiable Credentials (VCs). If we think of the DID as a global ID, then VCs are like digital passports, or unique stamps which serve to attest to specific information about an entity associated with a specific DID. MOBI Web3 infrastructure is based on W3C’s DID and VC Specifications.

A Self-Sovereign Digital Twin™ (SSDT) is a digital twin which is anchored in a decentralized trust network using W3C’s DIDs Standard (for MOBI’s community, this is the Integrated Trust Network, or ITN). By using the SSDT and W3C’s VC Standard, the controller of the SSDT can participate as an autonomous economic agent in trusted transactions through issuing VCs and Verifiable Presentations (VPs). For MOBI’s community, this is done using Citopia Marketplace. Citopia utilizes the network effect and Zero-Knowledge (ZK) cryptography; allows for the onboarding of SSDT; and enables VCs and VPs.

Citopia SSDT is a universal translator and encrypted lock data vault that no individual or organization has access to other than the owner/controller. The SSDT stores a combination of static and real-time data to log an entity’s journey throughout its lifetime. Citopia uses DIDs, VCs, VPs, and ZK to ensure data privacy and security.

In a trustless system, users do not need to place their sole trust in any one stranger, institution, or other third party in order for a network or payment system to function. Trustless systems work and achieve consensus mainly through the code, asymmetric cryptography, and protocols of the blockchain network to enable the P2P sending and receiving of transactions, smart contract agreements, and more.

Zero trust is a security framework requiring all users, whether in or outside the organization’s network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated before being granted or keeping access to applications and data.