Identosphere 132: IIW Recaps • Enterprise Business Models • Case Study Digital Product Passports w VCs • Bluesky going viral
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Innovations in Digital Identity: Self-sovereign Identity and Blockchain Porto, Portugal. 5/10
Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Demo Week 2023 Washington, DC 5/18-19 [register]
The 19th Represents Summit on tech, justice, and economic mobility Chicago 5/18-20
Web 3.0: Self Sovereign Identity for Startups 5/24 - Panel at Wacom Europe GmbH
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. ←-Rebekah CEO of Numeracle is presenting
How MyData conference became the most impactful event for personal data sharing 5/31-6/1
Digital Identity unConference Europe 6/7-9 Zurich ← Registration open
Call for Presentations Borderless Cyber Meets Privacy 9/11-12, London (5/26 deadline) OASIS Open
Digital Credentials for Europe (DC4EU) Kick Off Meeting Royal Mint of Spain, Madrid 5/26
EU Pilot large scale pilots begin launching
DC4EU project officially started on the 1st of April 2023 [...] The [Kick-Off Meeting] will set the ground for the technical work for the next two project years.
[tweet thread] over 200 sessions on topics around identity systems, and [they] were incredibly insightful janeyang0515
There are many ways to represent VCs and verifiable presentations, which consist of a set of VCs. VPs allow multi-factor verification which unlocks new realms of real-world use cases
I attended my first #IIW and had an absolute blast Tweetddale
Here are my Top 5 Technical Takeaways from #IIW36 [...]
1. The EU Architecture and Reference Framework (#EU #ARF) defines the direction for the industry credentials
Highlights From the 36th Bi-Annual Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) Dock
There was a discussion on the growing number of governments that are developing and implementing digital identity strategies. The trend is particularly progressing in the EU, Estonia, parts of Asia, and British Columbia (Canada).
Key Takeaways from Internet Identity Week 3 Indicio
it wasn’t a surprise to see several sessions [on AI] at IIW, including one which we attended titled “How can we have digital trust in the age of ChatGPT?”
INTERNET IDENTITY WORKSHOP 36 IN REVIEW TOIP
OpenID4VC is a protocol to watch out for as it is agnostic to credential types, supporting various W3C credentials such as mobile driver’s licenses and [...] included in the EU’s wallet architecture reference framework as a must for credential issuers to use.
Internet Identity Workshop Report Phil Windley
Sadly, there were no attendees from Africa this time. Please remember we offer scholarships for people from underrepresented areas, so if you'd like to come to IIW37, please let us know.
Enterprise Business Models Leveraging Self-Sovereign Identity Karlsruher Institute for Technology
Building on academic literature and practical projects, our study addresses this and contributes a taxonomy of business enabled by SSI with 12 dimensions, 9 sub-dimensions, and 51 characteristics
[Funding] Accredify raises US$7 million in Series A led by iGlobe Partners BusinessTimes.sg
The startup also has plans to diversify the use cases of verifiable technology solutions across various industries such as human resources and finance, and build on its footprint in the education, healthcare and aviation industries, it said on Thursday (Apr 20).
Digital Credentialing and Cybersecurity Venture Capital Trends Podcast High Stakes
We will discuss federal, state, and provincial government policy, standards, legislation, and initiatives [and] the public benefit component of venture-backed investment in interoperable digital credentialing through commercial open-source software and open standards communities.
FIRST PUBLIC WORKING DRAFTS: VC STATUS LIST V2021; SECURING VC W JWT W3C
Verifiable Credentials Status List v2021: This specification describes a privacy-preserving, space-efficient, and high-performance mechanism for publishing status information such as suspension or revocation of Verifiable Credentials.
Securing Verifiable Credentials using JSON Web Tokens: This specification defines how Verifiable Credentials can be represented as JSON Web Tokens (JWT) [RFC7519] and secured using JSON Web Signatures (JWS) [RFC7515].
Contributing to the Development of OpenID for Verifiable Credentials IDunion
OpenID4VC is a suite of standards for issuing and using digital credentials in online scenarios. IDunion has tested the suite and contributed to its evolution since 2021
Trinsic Updates the Wallet API and Adds React Native and Flutter Support Trinsic
Introducing: GitHub Action for Verifiable Credentials (VCs) Transmute
Transmute is the first to publish a Verifiable Credential (VC) Action on the GitHub Marketplace.
Sign-In with EVM-Compatible Chains Spruce
Fortunately, Sign-In with Ethereum isn’t just for Ethereum. It does, in fact, work with L2s and other EVM-compatible chains, and it’s quite easy to set up with the existing SIWE libraries.
SSI-Service Upgraded With Better Playground UI TBD
introduces a new playground feature that allows users to interact more dynamically with their credentials, keys, and [DIDs]. (here)
[Australia] Queensland digital licences rollout in Townsville after delays ABC
Driver's licences, marine licences and photo identification cards will be accessible via a phone app designed by the Thales Group.
[Video] EBSI Experience Centre | Aftermovie EBSI
Learn more and register to the Experience Centre
DIACC Briefing: Introduction to Identity Interoperability DIACC (pdf)
Technically, interoperability is the ability of different functional units (e.g., systems, databases, devices, or applications) to communicate, execute programs, or transfer data in a manner that does not require the end user to have an in-depth knowledge of those functional units (ISO/IEC 2382). (source: Interoperability | Identification for Development)
Internet of Things
[Case Study, Digital Product Passport, GS1 Standards] Sustainable Products and Consumer Confidence through Verifiable Credentials IDUnion
For product identification purposes, the well-established standard in industries like Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Healthcare, Apparel or Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN). […] For that reason, the authors focus on the GS1 System in this paper
Implementing Digital Product Passports using decentralized identity standards Dr. Susanne Guth-Orlowski
[IOT, Location] IoT and Trusted Location Services Intrust
Who can aggregate two or more independent sources of location data [...], while using Zero Knowledge Proofs to hide the actual location, and still prove to the satisfaction of a verifier that the thing is either inside or outside a pre-determined geofence?
Leaders in Decentralized Identity Slam Soulbound Tokens Coindesk
On a panel discussing how to protect your identity, “our most precious asset,” the consensus was that SBTs were absolutely the wrong path.
[twitter, video] Traditional identity previous to this has been email, username and password [are leased to you by other companies] Daniel Buchner at Consensus2023 via Bogdan Duman
"What decentralized identity really gives you is identity that is truly yours for the first time."
[twitter, video] Almost everything you do is a form of digital identity on the web @csuwildcat at Consensus2023 via Angels of Crypto
[Research] Mechanisms for Digital Transformation in Eduction and Healthcare [using SSI] Gregory Jackson and Karaitiana Taiuru [Video]
This paper recommends KERI for consideration as a potential metaplatform overlay and solution for both the education and health industries as a means of attaining their primary goal of being more user versus institution-centric in their core interactions and processes. Finally, some pathways for future research are recommended
How Decentralized Identity Can Revolutionize Real Estate: Insights from Geoff De Weaver
With its many benefits, decentralized identity is poised to revolutionize the way we manage and protect our personal data, and it is an essential tool for any business looking to thrive in the digital age.
Wallet wars? It’s the war of ecosystems! MyData
Demystifying decentralized identity Marie Wallace Accenture’s new head of ID
It doesn’t mean that we don’t still have centralized, trusted, data issuers, such as Data Corp. It just means that the verification can happen without everyone having to go back to Data Corp.
[video, explainer, wallet, cardano] Atala PRISM: Foundation for SSI on the Cardano Blockchain AdaPulse
A DID is like a fingerprint—its unique to the individual, and we can have more than one, just like we have multiple fingerprints.
Why self-sovereign identity is vital for a safe and user-friendly metaverse ITP
According to PwC, the metaverse’s potential contribution to GCC economies is expected to reach USD 15 Billion in the next seven years. By 2030, projected metaverse economic contribution in GCC countries for travel and tourism stands at approximately 3.2 billion, followed by gaming at 2.4 billion and retail and e-commerce at 2.2 billion.
From Centralized to Decentralized Identity: Preparing for Web5 thenewstack
The current state of the web is commonly referred to as Web 3.0 or the Semantic Web, which is an evolution of its predecessor, Web 2.0. Version 3.0 is characterized by a shift toward decentralized and distributed systems.
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