Identosphere 107 • Lets Explore Institutional DeFi • Privacy-Enhanced Mobile Credentials WG • Personal Sovereignty vs Web3
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The Rootstock Summit is a full-day Rootstock extravaganza! Sans Souci, Buenos Aires 11/10 (Panel: Self-Sovereign Identity and the Citizen of the Future)
Sovereign Identity Hackathon 11/12-13
We are focusing on VCs, DIDs and ZKP and are hoping to get attendance from people of all skill levels
OpenID Foundation Hybrid Workshop at Visa 11/14 OpenID
Internet Identity Workshop #35 11/15-17, Mountain View CA [Sold Out]
EEMA Open SSI Forum 11/17 Berlin
4th Annual European Data Economy Conference
eSSIF-Lab final event 12/1 Brussels (Kaliya will be there)
Thoughtful Biometrics Workshop Kaliya Young
It is happening again - February 13-17th. Registration is Open.
In her account, Kaliya talks about a particular area of technology where society needs to advance for the benefit of everyone, but where communication between the various groups involved has proven difficult. In this context, it is biometrics, which uses unique physical characteristics too quickly and reliably identify human individuals.
Self-Sovereign-Identity (SSI) Expert Cardano Foundation
We are seeking an ideal candidate who can contribute to our engagement in different standardization groups and drive the adoption of technical standards introduced by our own developments. (apply)
Popular Blockchain Press
How to take back our identities in a Web3 world Dan Tapscott, Fortune
neither bestowed nor revocable by any central administrator and enforceable in any context, in person and online, anywhere in the world. Here’s how a self-sovereign identity works: It starts with Web3, also known as the Internet of ownership
SSI Fixes this
Beware The Generative AI Driven Internet Andrei Lyskov
“Large proportions of the supposedly human-produced content on the internet are actually generated by artificial intelligence networks in conjunction with paid secret media influencers in order to manufacture consumers for an increasing range of newly-normalized cultural products” - Dead Internet Theory
[Video] What are Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs)? MOBI
What is a verifiable credential (VC)? VerifiableCredentials.dev
HOW DECENTRALIZED IDENTIFIERS AND BITCOIN FIX THE WEB BITCOIN MAGAZINE
This is an innovative solution, yet to be launched, for large-scale distributed social applications, which allows different serves to communicate with each other much like email because multiple sites can run the same network.
What is Decentralized Self Sovereign Data Irene Ng, Hub of All Things
Let’s assume, if you will, that a technology in the form of a cloud data server, at a few cents a month, can now be provisioned for a person or a micro SME to be a decentralized legal entity on the Internet, hold any content or data they have rights to with their own set of APIs. This was what was created from more than $10m research funding across 8 universities in the U.K.
Every decision we’ve made when building Trinsic Ecosystems has been driven by an intense focus on what IDtech product developers need to build an amazing end-user experience. Products developed on this next-gen infrastructure inherit a host of capabilities designed to make them succeed
Verifiable Data Platform (VDP) Transmute
Verifiable Data Platform (VDP) secures the sharing of crucial transactions in close to real time by utilizing digital identification standards to link international supply chain corporate teams.
V2 Gateway Protocol — Simplifies Decentralized Identities LIDIA YADLOS, Identity.com
by concentrating on developing a permissionless protocol, we are advancing toward our aim of placing the power of self-sovereign identity into every software developer's hands." Our protocol is the next step in finding the ideal harmony between security, anonymity, and responsibility for a more beneficial Web3 experience for developers and users.
Benefits of digital ID will be realized only with adequate privacy Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Resolution of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Privacy Commissioners and Ombuds with responsibility for privacy oversight St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tuesday Project Spotlight: Self-Sovereign Identity & the Decentralized, Consent-Based Model Ryan Greene, Blockchain Law for Social Good
Interesting article but also full of strange starting points supporting its premise, Estonia and X-Road (neither of which is SSI based) and then going on about a bill Wyoming passed (But as far as I know has done nothing to implement). The good news is they also like EBSI and reference it a few times.
We like the conclusion:
California has historically led the world in the discovery and application of new and exciting technologies. The application of blockchain-based security systems should be no different. Now is the time for the DMV to evaluate the value of a decentralized but still privately controlled digital self-sovereign identity system.
[ARTICLE] What is Self-Sovereign Identity and Should States be Afraid of it? Pierre Noro
As the next stage in the development of digital identity management models, self-sovereign identification (SSI) would provide intriguing answers to more effectively distribute authority through a decentralized governance system, enabling people to "own" their digital identity.
The Nature of Identity Phil Windley
These registrations, from which our current birth certificate system descended, combined the notions of personal identity and legal identity by serving as the foundation for both.
Designing markets and scaling data ecosystems Irene Ng, Hub of All Things
When creating data ecosystems, we follow a few market design principles to make sure the ecosystem can develop, support itself, and self-regulate. All of this should result in increased income for the owner of the ecosystem and outcomes that require less intervention.
In Search of Self-Sovereign Identity Leveraging Blockchain Technology MD SADEK FERDOUS, FARIDA CHOWDHURY, & MADINI O. ALASSAFI
This paper presents the first formal and comprehensive step toward an academic investigation of self-sovereign identity.It will look into the properties that a self-sovereign identity should have and explores the impact of self-sovereign identity over the laws of identity as well as highlight the essential life-cycles of an identity management system and inter-relates how the notion of self-sovereign identity can be applied in these life-cycles.
Digital Wallet. The Biggest Instrument of Personal Agency Doc Searls, Reality2
The goal of the OWF is to "create a secure, multi-purpose open source engine anybody can use to develop interoperable wallets...to serve as a starting point for anyone who attempts to build interoperable, secure, and privacy-protecting wallets," according to the news release. The community will also concentrate on creating an open source software engine that other organizations and groups can use to create their own digital wallets.
Privacy-Enhanced Mobile Credentials Working Group (PEMC WG) Kantara Initiative Team
to "develop a set of requirements and conformance criteria to preserve the privacy of individuals having or using mobile credentials such as mobile Driving Licenses." The privacy of the holder of a mobile credential may be violated if the verifier collects identifying attributes without the holder's permission or in violation of the verifier's legal authority.
Working Groups MOBI
MOBI creates standards and builds the Web3 infrastructure for connected vehicles and IoT commerce.
[Travel] A win/win/win: The Self-Sovereign Identity Opportunity for Travel Phocuswright
For hospitality and travel (H&T), a target-sector for SSI, the opportunities are significant:
The possibility for cross-brand loyalty models to emerge
Substantially improved shopping experiences for travelers, including searching the universe of travel without being forced to use an OTA, and receiving personalized rate quotes based on product requirements, preferences, memberships, age, affiliations, past purchases, entitlements, etc.
Vendors receiving accurate information direct from the customer with every interaction
Permissioned, two-way communication with customers without using Facebook, WhatsApp or similar apps
Let’s all Explore Institutional DeFi Oliver Wyman Forum
In a new paper, Institutional DeFi - The Next Generation of Finance?, we make the case for Institutional DeFi, a system that combines the power and efficiency of DeFi software protocols with a level of protections and controls that regulators demand and customers expect.
See page 32 for the walkthrough on VCs
Maintaining self-sovereignty in Web3 is exciting as it already serves as a way to build a “blockchain resume”, whereby users can readily track and find all their interactions, participation and engagement in a domain.
[Tweet] What's the intent of your Web3 Product? MacBudkowski
Here is a thread guide organized around 5 simple rules:
#1: Make them care.
#2: Make it easy to understand
#3: Show why your product can solve their problems
#4: Help them believe you will deliver on your promises
#5: Convince them to try it now
Paying close attention to how decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) develop, they suggest a future in which community-governed companies will be the logical progression following the enactment of digital property rights.
CESC ‘22: Field Notes from the Zero Knowledge Workshop Valeria Nikolaenko, a16Zcrypto
Dawn Song (UC Berkeley) announced a new MOOC for Spring 2023 on zero-knowledge proofs, which is scheduled to start on January 17, 2023, and reminded of the MOOCs that are already running in the Fall of 2022:
MOOC on Decentralized Finance: https://defi-learning.org/f22
MOOC on Entrepreneurship In Web3:
[podcast] Dev Bharel: Wormhole – Cross Chain Messaging Protocol Dev Bharel, Epicenter
Wormhole is a decentralized cross chain messaging protocol powering the transfer of value and information across high value chains.
With MetaMask, Infura, and a leading suite of blockchain products, we make it easy to build applications on Ethereum and participate in DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and the metaverse.
One Year Into Call for Regulatory Action, USDC Actions Recommendations Team Circle, Circle Blog
November 1, 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) releasing a report on stablecoins alongside an “urgent” call for action developing a regulatory framework.
Cosmos - Atom 2.0
The next phase of the Cosmos Hub is its transition as an infrastructure service platform, which describes two pieces of app-specific functionality, the Interchain Scheduler and Interchain Allocator. These two come together forming a flywheel for accelerating interchain growth.
If we don’t act now; if we fail to speak up, we risk a massive flight of cosmonauts to other ecosystems that better align with their values — and we risk jeopardizing our dream. Rather than developing the solution, we allow Cosmos to become part of the problem.