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For over two years we've been aggregating news related to decentralized identity and delivered it directly to your inboxes. Now we have begun integrate this body of work into decentralized-id.com
Welcome to Identosphere - We Gather, You Read
Lots of exciting developments happening around here, behind the scenes!
For some months we’ve been working out a system to begin integrating these news items into decentralized-id.com while improving the usability and extensibility of that site, and the content its built from.
If you visit the homepage you will notice that its now organized by tags, sorted into sections, facilitating the users ability to find information on topics they are interested.
Moreover we’ve updated most of the company pages, added some 400 items from this newsletter to those pages, and introduced 11 additional companies to the web-directory: ValidatedID, Spruce Systems, Spherity, MyDex, Mattereum, Magic Labs, Lissi, Indicio, IDRamp, GlobalID, and Gattaca.
Besides simply adding content and tweaking the home-page, those company pages are now generated from a spreadsheet, which will greatly enhance our ability to display that content according to its associated attributes, rather than a primarily organizational based structure.
There is quite a lot more to discuss, regarding these updates, and lots more coming down the pipes. Stay tuned for upcoming blog-posts that will go into further detail, and share some exciting news.
Vote for Proposed 2nd Implementer’s Draft of OpenID for Verifiable Presentations Specification 4/17-5/1, following the 45 day review of the specification
GS1 Standards Week 4/25-27 - business and technical [...] Retail, Consumer Goods, Fresh Foods, Healthcare, Transport, Logistics
eIDAS 2.0 l New Opportunities in Digital Identity 4/27 Frankfurt
Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Demo Week 2023 Washington, DC 5/18-19 [register]
Heroes of Data Privacy – the practise-oriented data privacy conference in Vienna LionsGate 5/24 Vienna, Austria
London Event: MEF CONNECTS Personal Data & Identity 5/25 Identity Praxis, Inc.
Digital Identity unConference Europe 6/7-9 Zurich ← Registration open
[TBD] Identity Partnerships Lead SF, CA, USA. Jobleads
[TBD] Product Manager, Remittances & Off-Ramps SF, CA, USA. Wayup
[Mattr, Public Sector] NSW Picks Tech Vendor for Digital ID Program Find Biometrics
“Our verifiable credentials solution helps organizations who are looking for ways to create confidence in digital interactions,” said CEO Claire Barber. “We apply data minimisation principles that enable individuals to share the information they need to, without oversharing, and which avoid the creation of unnecessary data ‘honeypots’ that can then be targeted by bad actors.”
[SSX, SIWE, Kepler, SpruceID, TreeLDR, Rebase] Spruce Developer Update #30
There was a unanimous vote to have APAC level collaboration to draft a APAC Digital ID Trust Framework. This group can have the participants of the working group shared diverse operating realities, their learnings and interests in building a coherent method to trust each other’s digital identity systems.
Microsoft brings verification to LinkedIn member workplaces
LinkedIn now allows you to verify your workplace HelpnetSecurity
We’re thrilled to announce that millions of LinkedIn members will be able to verify their place of work with a Microsoft Entra Verified ID credential [...] members and organizations can be more confident
[research] Self-Sovereign Identity for Privacy-Preserving Shipping Verification System ResearchGate
We implemented an instance of the proposed system, and we show that it achieves good performance results in two popular deployment configurations: a Local Indy Pool (consisting of 4 nodes) and the Sovrin BuilderNet (a developer test network consisting of 17 node)
[research] Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability with Blockchain Related Technology NIST and National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
to illustrate product traceability across microelectronic and ICT (Industrial Control Technologies) supply chains to critical infrastructure operators. The MVP RI is a follow-on effort from NISTIR 8419 “Blockchain and Related Technologies to Support Manufacturing Supply Chain Traceability” [...] the project seeks technical exchange and discussion with related groups (e.g., industry and standards groups
The Evolution of the Digital Product Passport Next Level Supply Chain, GS1 US
…and how connecting it with GS1 Digital Link fosters interoperable supply chains
Government \ Policy
The legal reforms such as the UK’s Electronic Trade Documents Bill allows for certain trade documents to be digital, such as bills of lading, bills of exchange, promissory notes, warehouse receipts, and insurance documents. These currently must be on paper and physically possessed. Under the Bill, digital trade documents – in other words, trade data – will be on the same legal footing as their paper-based equivalents.
[DID, GLN, DUNS, BIC, TIN, LEI] Comparing Organisation Identifiers Ubisecure
six common organisation identifiers: Decentralised Identifier (DID), Global Location Number (GLN), Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS), Bank Identifier Code (BIC), Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) [and] their respective real-world use cases.
DC4EU provides tangible support to the public and private sectors (43 public stakeholders and 50 organizations from 22 States), in the educational and social security domains by deploying and accessing state-of-the-art trans-European interoperable digital service infrastructures and their integration in a cross-border trust framework.
[webinar] The Implementers Guide: PDG Blueprint on Credentialing Spherity
As co-chairs of the Open Credentialing Initiative’s Steering Committee, Georg and David explained the PDG Blueprint chapter “Credentialing and User Authentication” and demonstrated how using OCI-specified credentials can positively impact a trading partner’s DSCSA project.
The goal of the awards is to increase representation from young people’s who’ve demonstrated an interest in subjects consistent with best practices and identity standards that are secure, interoperable, and privacy preserving.
[Volunteers Needed] ToIP Announces New Issuer Governance Requirements Task Force ToIP
While many schemes in the US, UK and Canada have focused on elements of identity credential issue and use, this will be the first effort to define what are standard requirements expected of issuers of verifiable credential to ensure that their processes are transparent, consistent and meeting the needs of relying parties and ecosystem owners.
Serious Conversation about the DID rechartering process
I am appealing on five points, all of which highlight the chairs’ failure to with respect to W3C Process.
The PRs lacked consensus
Consensus was not legitimately sought
Claims of “W3C Consensus” are erroneous, out of scope, and irrelevant
This sets a untenable precedent
Proposals with the weakest objection should be favored
W3C, VCDM2, RDF-star, ISO, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17, ISO 18013-7, MDL, ISO 23220, OpenID4VP, OpenID4CI, EIP-4361, EIP-5573, CASA, UCAN, DIF JWT Interop, OpenID for VC, and MORE….
DIDComm in Everyday Life Indicio
Too often when we discuss decentralized identity the focus is on these verifiable credentials, which is not unwarranted [...] but it is important to remember that, just like the internet, they are a means to an end, not the end.
My phone, my credit card, my hacker, and me Buisness Insider
Verizon, Chase, the police — they were all useless when my identity got hacked. Then Psycho Bunny came to the rescue.
Three Steps to User Control Spruce
We believe that it all starts with a user being able to meaningfully leave a service.
In a Web5 world, users could store their own videos on their own decentralized web node(s) and grant access to that content to TikTok
[video] What Medium is Our Message?: Best Practices for Decentralized Social Networking Nick Reynolds
I first briefly explore social networking and identity from a sociological perspective, discuss a subset of some of the important scholars/works in the space (primarily with an eye towards Marshall McLuhan’s work on media theory) and, using insights from these works, present a definition of “Web3” that build’s on Jay Graber’s definition but is inextricably linked to public goods. And, from this definition, non-exhaustively identify key principles and requirements to consider when building in this space.
[Podcast, Trinsic] Evin McMullen: Verifiable Credentials in the Metaverse Future of ID, Riley Hughes
We break down Disco’s product and the origin of their term of choice—the “data backpack”. We go into some of the choices they made in their journey, including how NFTs and verifiable credentials relate in web3
[Podcast] Navigating The Intersection Of Web3 And Decentralized Identity: Insights from Kaliya Young NEWFORUM
Kaliya shares her thoughts on the relationship between Web3 and decentralized identity, highlighting the overlaps and what we can hope to see happen in the space this year.
[DWeb, ION, VCs] Building Trust in the Digital Age: The Foundation of Self-Sovereign Identity Kevin Hartig
Exploring Decentralized Identity Management, Verifiable Credentials, Decentralized Storage, and Cryptocurrency Wallets as the Pillars of a User-Centric and Secure Digital Identity Solution
[Metaverse] Ongoing Collaboration with Metaverse Standards Forum Reinforces Focus on Privacy, Cybersecurity & Identity XRSI
XRSI calls on all key stakeholders, including privacy professionals, cybersecurity experts, security organizations, policymakers, technologists, and researchers, to join the Forum and the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Identity (PCI) group to contribute to the development of robust standards for the Metaverse
Identity Not SSI
[OAuth] OAuth and Fine-grained Access Control Technometra
[Funding, ID.me] After $132M Series D, ID.me Aims for Profitability in 2024 FindBiometrics
[Policy, Data Privacy] 3 Things to Know About Data Privacy Laws in the US in 2023 Anonyome
[X.509] Second ITU-T X.509 Day ITU
Money not Identity
India’s plan to export its wildly successful digital payments system RestofWorld - UPI coming to a country near you
[Block, Africa] TBD Announces Partnership for Global Payments via Bitcoin & Stablecoins TBD
[Reality] Tech was supposed to revolutionize aid in Haiti. Then reality set in: Electronic payments were no match for devastated roads and corruption RestofWorld
A prominent complaint among Haitian disaster victims has been that they have not received promised aid relief after registering with MonCash or aid organization agents. This is often where the promise of aid delivered straight to a phone comes up short.