Identosphere 118: Identity Harms • Transmute, Beta Testers Wanted • GBA launches Battery Passports
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GS1 Global Forum 2/13-16
DID:Day 3/1 around ETHDenver
APAC Digital Identity unConference 3/1-3 Bangkok, Thailand
Internet Identity Workshop 4/18-20, Mountain View, CA
A Socio-Ecological View Of Decentralized Identity Foresight News
As our transition to a more digital society continues, what will this look like from the individual’s perspective, and to what extent will the individual have any agency in how their digital identity is manifested?
Talking about the identity harms white paper from one of the primary authors.
The paper looked at identity systems that enabled predators to hound a child to suicide and facilitate gambling addiction without a responsible person to blame.
Identity ecosystems are built up over time with legacies of cultural assumption and prejudices, of old choices and narrow contexts. The root causes of these harms are untraceable, and the root causes are unaccountable.
Complete Knowledge (paper) James Austgen, Kushal Babel, Vitalik Buterin, Phil Daian, Ari Juels and Mahimna Kelkar
Powerful new technologies such as TEEs and MPC threaten to upend the classical proof-of-knowledge landscape. CK offers a way to prevent such encumbrance of secrets and restore the intuitive idea of knowledge being attributable to a single entity
Phil Windley SSI Doesn't Mean Accounts Are Going Away
SSI offers new ways of supporting relationships, especially ephemeral ones, that means companies need to store less.
US regulators will require tech giants to adopt non-proprietary identities, says Mike Engle. “VPNs will give way to identity-based perimeters for the virtual workforce” says Engle, Security Boulevard. ‘2 billion passwords were leaked in 2021 alone, and roughly 70% of breached passwords are still in use.
Predicts 2023: Users Take Back Control of Their Identities (source) Dr Ant Allan
We have appeared in Gartner Reports apparently but it is behind a paywall. Someone posted this pick (but only one VC format puts schema formats and definitions on ledger, they also call it a Verifiable Claim - not Verifiable Credneital).
 What is Decentralized Identity verification, its Application, and Drawbacks? Abhishek Pratap Singh
AnonyomeLabs How Do Blockchains Provide the Trust Foundation for Decentralized Identity-Based Apps? the VDR allows users and services to verify their authenticity by proving they hold the private key corresponding to the public key written to the VDR. It is often called a decentralized PKI.
Myth: DIDs Require Blockchain
Myth: DIDs Should Contain Personal Data
Myth: DIDs Are Self-Controlled Identities
Truth: DIDs Do Not Solve All Problems
[ContinumLoop] Trust Registries: A Real-World Example with Bonifii’s MemberPass® increase trust and streamline business operations in various industries.
Metadium 2.0: Our Roadmap Metadium
The Metadium platform is developed with the expansion of META ID and the availability of smart contracts as a top priority. The platform will provide EVM compatibility for an easy onboarding process and the smooth processing of tasks (deployment, execution, etc)
[Video/Podcast] Re-architecting the internet around the individual with Evin McMullen, Co-Founder & CEO of Disco Crypto Sapiens
Anyone who has met Evin knows she isn't just brilliant but capable of breaking down complex subjects into fun, accessible bits, and this interview is no different.
We are looking for users with interest or experience in digitally securing a supply chain ecosystem using cryptographically verifiable data.
Recently, the Baseline Core Developer Community announced on the Baseline Show the completion of a major milestone for the third Baseline Reference Implementation (BRI-3), which focuses on simplifying the implementation and use of the Baseline Protocol.
Digital Identity.NZ Will 2023 be remembered as ‘the melting pot year’ for digital law?
The EU is a great example where in the fullness of time the upcoming Data Act will sit beside the Data Governance Act, the GDPR, the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data Regulation, the Open Data Directive, the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act as part of the European strategy for data, not to mention EIDAS 2.0.
IAM Not SSI
Predictions on insider threats, passwordless authentication, artificial intelligence, and more Few industries move as quickly as cybersecurity, broadly, and the identity and access management (IAM) segment, specifically.
Of course the attention economy is threatened by the Fediverse John Udell - I’m no longer employed in the attention economy. I just want to hang out online with people whose words and pictures and ideas intrigue and inspire and delight me, and who might feel similarly about my words and pictures and ideas
The Decentralized Internet: A Future State - ConsenSys Mesh begins a two months series.
The Decentralized Internet: A Future State will explore decentralized storage, decentralized identity, decentralized media, and the new realities these make possible. The series will explore how the premise of increasing decentralization can bring us closer to that original promise.
Kind, Friendly Designs David Smith - I don’t want to make apps that are unkind. I want apps that are encouraging and build up their users. I want to make apps that don’t make you feel bad about yourself.
Layoffs are bullshit Werd.io - Layoffs do not solve what is often the underlying problem, which is often an ineffective strategy, a loss of market share, or too little revenue.
Ben says Werd.io - Speaking loudly about ethics in tech and media is more important than it's ever been. And it'll only become more important as time goes on. Use your voice - please.
WeForum Going mainstream: four Web3 developments to watch in 2023 - The global Web3 market was worth an estimated $3.2 billion in 2021, and is projected to continue growing.
VentureBeat Next wave of DeFi will be driven by decentralized identity solutions - DIDs could be designed to always stay in line with legislation in a given jurisdiction, meeting the regulators halfway and preventing the regulations from being broken.
GitCoin Passport Sybil Defense Gitcoin
gm to everyone who has distinguished themselves from Sybil attackers by creating a @GitcoinPassport and adding a bunch of stamps
Quick thread on why we offer so many different ways for you to indicate your trustworthiness to systems like Gitcoin's Grants program
supported by @kryha_io's Re-Source tech! The GBA also links to CIRPASS, an EU initiative for digital product passports for batteries (tech support by @EnergyWebX). - @GreenAltCrypto
All the blogs from the 2022 Hyperledger mentees are now online! @Hyperledger