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Explore the 15 leading Digital Identity Events of 2023 (updated) 2023-09-05 Truvity
[VIRTUAL] GS1 Industry & Standards Event 2023 9/18-21
[Germany] Self Sovereign Identity at Eclipse: Why, What, and How? 10/17 Eclipse Con
[California, Pre-IIW] Open Wallet Foundation - Developer Event 9am-12pm (link coming soon)
[California, IIW] Internet Identity Workshop #37 10/10-12 ← Ticket Sales Open
[FIDO] Authenticate 2023 Conference 10/16-18
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
DIF Steering Committee Elections
There currently is a DIF Steering Committee Election. If you are a member of DIF you should vote. I believe their or 5 seats open: Here are our endorsements: Catherine Nabbala (Finema), Brent Zundel (Gen), Yodahe Zemichael (Ethiopian Digital ID Program), Steven McCown (Anonyome), Ankur Banerjee (CHEQD)
[Toronto] Blockchain Decentralized Identity Developer Abaxx
Research, design, develop, and test decentralized id and blockchain technologies
Real World Use
Validated ID and SEIDOR have launched a Decentralized Identity project in collaboration with five universities in Catalonia 2023-08-08 Validated ID
This launch coincided with the increasing popularity of EBSI and the European Union’s eiDAS system for electronic identities, where Validated ID has been working on for the past few years. Hence, Public universities became keenly interested in moving towards fully decentralized environments.
SITA and Aruba demonstrate how physical passports can be held as a digital identity on your mobile device 2023-09-12 SITA
with further expansion and adoption in the upcoming months.
Department of Homeland Security Roundup
Virtual Green Cards Offer Path for Digital Wallets’ Data Privacy 2023-07-17 Bloomberg Law
“If you’re using a paper-based credential, the issuer has no knowledge of how it’s used,” said Anil John, director of the DHS’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, which is shepherding the project. “We want digital to be the same.”
Transmute Successfully Concludes US CBP Steel Tech Demo with Major Commercial Brands 2023-09-14 Business Wire
US CBP Steel Tech Demo included prominent Mexican-based steel manufacturing companies ArcelorMittal, DEACERO, Gerdau Corsa, Outokumpu Mexinox, Tenaris, and Ternium, collectively represented by CANACERO; as well as customs brokers AN Deringer, Customs Direct, Gontor, Mohawk Global, and Wisdom Digital Logistics.
[Presentation] Modernizing the Supply Chain into the 21st Century 2022-12-12 Anil John, DHS
[Draft] Multi-token Container Data Structure 2023-09-15 Justin Richer IETF
In many use cases, particularly in workload environments, a single access token or similar security artifact is not sufficient for conveying the type of security and provenance information necessary. This draft describes a data model and format for an additive data container to address these concerns.
KERI Specifications have moved to the ToIP Foundation 2023-09-15 Kent Bull
The Trust over IP (ToIP) Foundation is now hosting the KERI protocol specifications. See the below list for the new specification links as well as the Github repository links. The recent DID WEBS links are listed as well.
[Video] Verifiable Credentials explained with EBSI 2022-03-08
Store, verify and share information across Europe has never been easier. Join our EBSI conformant wallets following a three-step process.
Everything is an Agent 2023-09-17 Volodymyr Pavlyshyn
Keys Agent — manage a user private and public keys
VC Agent — manage a User VC act as interface for VCs remote storages
Web5 Agent — run a local DWN and keep a user data in sync with remote storages
Message Agent — work as a gateway for did comm communication
Decentralized Identity: Empowering Individuals in the Digital Age 2023-09-15 D Addicts
Empowering Individuals through Self-Sovereign Identity
Privacy and Security Reinforced
Interoperability and Elimination of Redundancy
Fostering Trust in the Digital Ecosystem
Regulatory Compliance and DID
Challenges and the Road Ahead
[Video] The Evolving World of Decentralized Identity and Spruce Systems 2023-05-25 SCB 10x | Bloomberg
distinguishing between foundational and functional identities. The former are general-purpose identities issued by institutions while the latter serve specific purposes, like age verification.
MEF Webinar: What Do Context, Semantics, And Mobile Wallets Have In Common? 2023-09-12 Identity Praxis
we conclude the session by demonstrating how all the discussed models and frameworks are being deployed today to support the development of rich, contextually relevant, data-enhanced experiences.
Unlocking Trust: Exploring vLEI & Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) with Drummond Reed & Andy Tobin, Gen 2023-09-13 Ubisecure
Including building an understanding of what LEI’s and vLEI’s are, and how SSI principles are used within vLEI’s, the benefits of vLEI’s, which sectors and industries will benefit the most and some use cases of where the vLEI has been applied.
SpruceID Developer Update #35 2023-09-13 SpruceID
Work is currently in progress to add support for signing in to services using WebAuthn. This will allow users to sign in and manage their SSX-based tools using their devices' Passkeys, as an alternative option to Ethereum wallets.
Reimagining Ratings in E-Commerce for Building Trust in Transactions 2023-09-15 DHIWay
Reputation and trust are the key drivers of transactions in digital commerce. With the fast-paced growth of online markets, it is vital to establish credibility to secure customers’ confidence. Ratings are an essential aspect of trust-building elements buyers use when undertaking transactions.
1st digital identity wallet provider in Europe - DID / SSI 2023-09-14 Talao
Our flagship wallets, TALAO - a pure DID/SSI wallet - and ALTME - a Web 3 SSI wallet -, have set the industry standard for open-source, secure, and interoperable digital identity wallets.
Introducing our new wallet customization service
[Video, Credivera] Collision 2023: Digital Identity, Placing You at the Core 2023-07-04 Credivera
Credivera was the exclusive workforce identity solution showcased
Digital identity comes in two forms: for work and for personal use
Digital identity solutions place the individual at the core, protecting their privacy
Digital identities help in verifying who people are, authenticating them and getting them access to the right systems
Handling High Volume Verification with SocketDock 2023-09-05 Indicio
When Mediators are running on multiple servers, messages to mobile agents need to be sent to the mediator server that the mobile agent is directly connected to. To get around this, we need to separate the websocket server from the Mediator’s application server. Doing so allows mediators to instantly forward messages to mobile agents without concern for which server an agent is connected to.
[Video] What is SocketDock with Colton Wolkins 2023-08-31 Indicio, Identity Insights
Endorsement using Open Badges and Community Recognition 2023-09-14 Doug Belshaw We are Open
In our work with the Open Recognition is for Everybody (ORE) community, we’ve emphasised that self-issued badges are crucial for avoiding the replication of existing power hierarchies. We do not aim not to merely mimic traditional awarding bodies.
Building Minimum Viable Ecosystems 2023-09-15 Darrel Odonnell, TOIP
the Trust Continuum is a set of Tools, Methods and Frameworks. A lot of these tools already exist and we've been merging them in some ways munging and and hacking them for example business model canvas most folks know what that is from strategizers one we just kind of use out of the box um platform design toolkit
[Video, Presentations] The Value proposition of SSI tech providers – Vladimir Vujovic 2023-09-12 SSIMeetup
For some reason, we haven’t covered SSI meetup too much - but they have a wealth of presentations from folks in the industry.
What is really the value proposition of SSI tech providers who are offering their Issuer/Verifier software to the market. How big regulation initiatives like the one in Europe for eIDAS v2 are driving the market and roadmaps for SSI tech providers and how will such initiative will have impact to the rest of the world in terms of regulation, [and] some of the underlying technical standards.
Self-Sovereign Identity and the Challenges Facing its Mass Adoption 2023-09-12 Hackernoon
In practice, SSIs work. However, just because something solves a problem doesn’t guarantee its widespread adoption. Many barriers still lie in the way of SSI systematic adoption, characteristic of the border issues with the transition to Web3
The Importance of a Variety of Tools 2023-09-07 Indicio Identity Insights
Indicio Deputy CTO Sam Curren joins Identity Insights to share his thoughts on the variety of tools you can use to build a decentralized identity solution and what to look for before you start your project.
The Future is Passwordless 2023-09-12 Indicio
65% of IT leaders reported that their organizations were likely if not certain to adopt passwordless security in the near future.
The ICANN Problem, Solved with Bitcoin and Nostr via Nomen 2023-09-17 stacker news
I've written two other posts in regard to the ICANN problem, the first was suggesting Nostr as the solution, and the second suggested having Bitcoin as the solution. Both of these ideation attempts to provide a solution to the ICANN problem had their own criticism, discussions, and suggestions of already existing solutions, and I'd like to dive into those suggestions and end it with what seems to be the most optimal solution.
Reaching 1 Million Users 2023-09-12 BlueSky
Launching custom feeds (May), which allows users to choose their own algorithmic timelines.
Open sourcing the social app (May), providing transparency into development and opening the app to third-party contributions.
Launching the federation sandbox (June). This is our testing environment for the federation architecture that gets us another step closer to launching federation.
Announced our first paid service (July), allowing users to easily purchase and manage domains through Bluesky.
[Verifiable Credentials] The Identity Operating System (idOS): coming to NEAR, Gnosis, and Aleph Zero 2023-09-14 Globe Newswire [docs]
The idOS is built on the principles of chain-agnostic design, compliance, self-sovereignty and decentralization. Fractal ID is one of the key building partners of the idOS platform.
Worldcoin electronic devices, 48 orbs confiscated - Kindiki 2023-09-14 The Star
“Tools for Humanity Corporation ' and 'Tools for Humanity Gmbh' were harvesting biometric data, specifically the iris scanning of people in exchange for Sh 7,000 worth of Worldcoin tokens,” Cs Kindiki.
Retool blames breach on Google Authenticator MFA cloud sync feature 2023-09-15 Bleeping Computer
"We strongly believe that Google should either eliminate their dark patterns in Google Authenticator (which encourages the saving of MFA codes in the cloud), or at least provide organizations with the ability to disable it."