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W3C VC meeting ISO 18013-5 mDL
Where can the W3C VCs meet the ISO 18013–5 mDL? IdentityWoman in Business
we should look at alignment between two different sets of standards, respectively centered around the W3C VCs Data Model and the ISO 18013–5 mDL.
Metaverse Safety Week 12/10-15 (Kaliya is speaking) its in AltspaceVR
GS1 Global Forum 2/13-16
Save the Date: APAC Digital Identity unConference, March 1-3 Bangkok, Thailand
Internet Identity Workshop 36 - 4/18-20, Mountain View
Save the Date: Digital Identity unConference Europe #DICE - 6/7-9, Zurich, Switzerland
Frontend Developer Gataca - Work closely with the CTO and alongside a cross-functional engineering team to develop frontend technology, write client-side code, develop rapid prototypes, evolve current products, and create robust production web and mobile applications
Executive Director Decentralized Identity Foundation - This remote, full-time role will involve representing DIF, growing our membership and delivering on our core objectives. We are interviewing immediately, for a January 2023 start!
[Video] Building the next financial infrastructure: Understanding financial behaviour in a human ToIP
[youtube] Verifiable Credentials and DiDs Manu Sporny [slides]
As part of our work to support the W3C CCG VC API, we built a demo application with some interesting experimental features to support testing the use of “did:key” with both linked data proof and JSON web token-based verifiable credentials.
Early feedback is always welcome.
BREAKING NEWS: I’ve added some of the more recent revisions that have been made to the DIDComm-ARM to this preview post:
Layer 4 DIDComm Agent Mesh Network Model
Layer 5 DIDComm User Agent Model
Verifiable Credentials with provable delegated and multi-sig signatures Tonomy Foundation
Explains the difference between a digital ID and a Decentralized Credential
allowing multiple signatures on a VC allows for flexibility, and the developers decide how to use this. This StackOverflow answer gives a good overview
[video] The Future Use of Self Sovereign Identity and Verifiable Credentials Knowledge Media Institute
Self Sovereign Identity and EBSI, by Daniël Du Seuil, Convenor European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (EBSI) at European Blockchain Partnership
Walt.id: Holistic open source solutions for a wallet-centric world, by Dominik Beron, founder of wallet-centric solutions at walt.id
The future use of SSI and verifiable credentials - Round table and Q&A (all speakers)
Towards Responsible Innovation California Govt
Verifiable Credentials are mentioned several times in Governer Newsome’s report
This interagency blockchain progress report - authored by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation and the Government Operations Agency - reflects the administration's work to implement the executive order over the last seven months, beginning with stakeholder meetings that took place over the summer.
As this tweet from Skills Development Scotland highlights digital badges offer an ideal starting point for modernizing education in such a way it supports the further modernization and growth of skills and employment.
As described in the previous article ‘micro-credentials’ are an ideal tool for supporting this agenda. They support breaking down employment skills into bite-sized chunks that are more easily accessible to learners and more directly applicable to work opportunities.
Combining several decades of experience in digital identity, data protection, trust and open banking this expert panel explores verifiable credentials and the role they could play in the Consumer Data Right ecosystem.
Part of a series of blogs exploring Hidden in Plain Sight: The Surprising Economics of Personal Data
Back in the 1960s and 1970s before digital, one of kids’ main entertainments was the comic: Superman, Batman, Marvel comics like the Incredible Hulk, The Beano, and so on.
Building Resilient Organizations The Forge
Both/and is again a key concept here. We can address issues and challenges close to us while prioritizing the larger fight. This means making a commitment to broader objectives and the viability of the political vehicle even as you critique and improve that vehicle.
DIF Member Spotlight: PassiveBolt's Kabir Maiga Decentralized Identity Foundation
In the first of our series of upcoming member spotlights we interviewed PassiveBolt’s co-founder Kabir Maiga. His company is an Associate Member of DIF and he shares some of PassiveBolt’s work in advancing decentralized access as a Tier1 supplier.
First, ecosystems must optimize the diversity of its membership.
Second, ecosystems survive and thrive without clear-cut boundaries and no ecosystem is completely independent of others.
Third, and most importantly, Digital Trust Ecosystems must have a built-in mechanism to counteract overexploitation.
Defining a Digital Trust Ecosystem TrustOverIP
This paper draws on the characteristics of natural ecosystems and human economies to propose a definition of digital trust ecosystems as interconnected communities of diverse institutional and individual participants in a trust environment sustained by the combined governance of technology and human actors.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol, more commonly known as HTTP, is a core technology that underpins the internet. As it enables global systems to communicate with each other, it’s critical to secure HTTP messages as much as possible.
Real World Examples
B PASS and the Public Safety Report Metadium
These are the two main services provided to Busan, South Korea’s second largest city with over 3.4 million citizens. Metadium’s relation with Busan City started in 2019 with the designation of the Blockchain Regulation-free Zone and the resulting development and constant improvement of the aforementioned services.
Press Release — idFlexNetz Spherity
Dortmund, November 2022 — At the beginning of May, Spherity launched a digitalization project for the energy sector together with renowned partners from the fields of industry, research, and software/consulting. The aim of the research project, called idFlexNetz, is to create digital models (“twins”) of existing grid resources in order to make them available to the market along with algorithms for operations management.
How verifiable credentials transform background screening Velocity Network
Over 75% of roles in the US require background checks, which can take weeks and carry a significant cost.
Imagine the possibilities if you make this instantaneous.
That’s what’s happening NOW for those organizations, like Jobvite, that are revolutionizing the background screening industry.
Twitter / Mastodon
A Snapshot of the #TwitterMigration Dewey Square
I Was Wrong About Mastodon Escaping Tech
First impressions of Bluesky's AT Protocol Educated Guesswork
PHASE 2 Update Jelena Djurić, Cosmos
Game of Chains validators launched three new consumer chains, giving them a feel for the governance process and the DevOps that will be required to launch real consumer chains in production. These 3 consumer chains include[…]
Spherity, T-Systems & Vereign are bringing in their hands-on experiences from the phase 1 implementation phase to further improve the federation service design. One critical new capability is a trust model for Gaia-X industry domain federations that will be built upon the previous work of Fraunhofer IAO on TRust mAnagement Infrastructures (TRAIN).
When non-crypto native communities adopt crypto-powered incentives, we see the potential for true mass scale. Ecommerce is an excellent example of how NFTs that unlock better deals or access to exclusive products can drive deeper customer loyalty than the existing “points” models can.
Identity not SSI
[OPenID Question] Should I use private_key_jwt or client_secret? Ubisecure
The problem to solve is the following: unless OpenID Connect was thought of from the very first moment an application was designed, the application cannot use an external authentication method such as “Login with Apple” so add a login button besides its own username+password boxes
1Password announced the acquisition of passwordless authentication company Passage Infocsecurity Magazine
A recent study from the Radicalization Awareness Network from the European Commission highlighted that Steam and PSN (among others) could be considered “hotbeds for radicalization”.
Of Sonder and Sex Work: The Unspoken Impact of KYC Tech FindBiometrics
“They do background checks and use facial recognition, and they’ve canceled the room last minute and banned multiple SW,” reads the top-voted reply.