Tony Rose has been developing early stage technology for 20 years. Tony became interested in Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) while working at one of the largest credit card companies in the world where he was in charge of deploying Apple Pay and Android Pay. While Tony was working at Vantiv he discovered Blockchain technology. SSI empowers individuals to be in control of their information just like they can be in control of their bitcoin. Tony recognized that SSI can be used as one of the tools to help the world deal with COVID-19 and started the MedCreds project because of this revelation.