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You weekly guide to the latest news, events, and related developments surrounding the implementation of decentralized identity with verifiable credentials
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Explore the 15 leading Digital Identity Events of 2023 (updated) 2023-09-05 Truvity
[Washington, DC] Identity Week America 10/03-04 ← Kaliya & Lucy will be there with a booth reach out if you want to connect or if you want a free ticket we have some to give away.
[California, Pre-IIW] OpenWallet Pre-IIW Developers Face-to-Face Morning 10/09 ← just added
[California, Pre-IIW] OpenID Foundation Workshop Afternoon 10/09
[California, IIW] Internet Identity Workshop #37 10/10-12 ← Ticket Sales Open
[Washington DC] Privacy Enhancing Technologies + Learner Controlled Verifiable Credentials Forum DXtera Institute 10/10
[Germany] Self Sovereign Identity at Eclipse: Why, What, and How? 10/17 Eclipse Con
[FIDO] Authenticate 2023 Conference 10/16-18
[London] Newspeak House & Identosphere Digital Identity Social with Kaliya Young 11/02 in the evening.
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
[DigitalOcean, GitHub] Preptember Diaries- Gearing Up for Hacktoberfest 2023! 2023-09-22 TBD
For the uninitiated, Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source software. [...] Explore these repos and see where you can make an impact:
[Code, Explainer] Device Bound Session Credentials 2023-09-20 Web Incubator CG
Device Bound Session Credentials (DBSC) aims to reduce account hijacking caused by cookie theft. It does so by introducing a protocol and browser infrastructure to maintain and prove possession of a cryptographic key.
[tweet] GS1_US just released a load of open source code for verifying GS1 Verifiable Credentials 2023-08-31 Phil Archer
The GS1 US Decentralized Identifier & Verifiable Credentials solution has been created to provide guidance on how to verify Verifiable Credentials (VC) issued for the GS1 Verifiable Credentials Digital License ecosystem
Announcing Encode Hackathon Bounty Winners 2023-09-20 SpruceID
Students integrated SpruceKit into their apps to power applications to accept digital credentials from users on their terms, originate trusted information, and interact with user data vaults.
🏆 Bounty #1: Let users bring their own identity and data to your app
🏆 Bounty #2: Allow users to log in without a username/password by authenticating with their Ethereum accounts
The KILT Suite: Introducing OpenDID and the CType Hub 2023-09-19 Kilt Protocol
TNO and Findynet donated Wallet Overview to OpenWallet Foundation 2023-09-21 Findy FI
The SSI wallet overview of the comparison framework, hosted in TNO’s Github repository, is focused on cloud and mobile applications for holders that can be used to store, manage, and present verifiable credentials. The SSI agent overview, forked into Findynet’s Github repository, extends the scope to include agents that can issue and verify verifiable credentials.
[Terminology] Creating Clear Messages: Early Lessons for Learning and Employment Records Leaders 2023-09-18 Aspen Institute
This brief describes our findings and makes some early recommendations for language and messaging strategies that may resonate more with employers.
SSI Meetup Webinars
we missed sharing these!!!
[Adpotion] SSI Adoption: What will it take? – Riley Hughes 2023-07-07 SSIMeetup
[Open Banking] Portabl: The state of open banking, regulations, and the intersection of SSI and KYC – Nate Soffio 2023-06-20 SSIMeetup
[Web5] Web5 – Open to Build (Block/TBD) – Daniel Buchner 2023-06-09 SSIMeetup
[Healthcare] PharmaLedger: A Digital Trust Ecosystem for Healthcare – Daniel Fritz & Marco Cuomo 2023-06-05 SSIMeetup
[PolygonID] PolygonID Zero-Knowledge Identity for Web2 & Web3 – Otto Mora 2023-04-28 SSIMeetup
[Product] Building SSI Products: A Guide for Product Managers – James Monaghan 2023-04-05 SSIMeetup
What's new in the MATTR universe: September 2023 product update 2023-09-19 MATTR
Advanced key management with the latest version of the BBS cryptographic scheme
Do more with OpenID credential issuance
Gartner® Cool Vendors™ is a valuable resource for organizations looking to understand the latest innovations and opportunities in the identity management market. Identity-first security is essential for operating any modern organization, and IdRamp's orchestration platform makes it easy to adopt.
cheqd’s Recent Rollout Focuses on Monetizing Digital Identity 2023-09-20 Hackread
Credential Payments is designed to efficiently integrate Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) with financial transaction procedures. This design enables on-chain payments related to blockchain to process Trusted Data that’s stored off-chain.
[Indy, Anoncreds] Introducing Zero Knowledge Credentials (ZKCreds) 2023-04-20 Cheqd
With the release of the afj/cheqd-sdk module, cheqd’s current and prospective partners now have the ability to migrate their stack from Hyperledger Indy to cheqd
[Open Source] Indicio Creates Verifiable Data Solution for Public Sector 2023-09-19 Indicio (Product Page)
designed to support issuing and verifying multiple types of government-issued permits, licenses, and certifications.
The value of using verifiable data for these kinds of documents is that their source and integrity can be verified without either direct integrations between databases or relying on third-party data management.
[twitter, Sphereon] Our shiny new web wallet, supporting #OID4VC, #W3C #VC-API 2023-09-21 Niels Klomp
With a plugin for Digital Product Passports using DIDs, VCs compatible with W3C Traceability
[Travel, ICAO, DTC] Digital Transformation Takes Flight 2023-09-21 Indicio
Tired of Data Breaches? Self-Sovereign Identity May Become Your Digital Armor! 2023-09-21 SelfKey, CoinMarketCap
[Podcast] Unlocking Trust: Exploring vLEI & Self Sovereign Identity (SSI), Drummond Reed & Andy Tobin 2023-09-23 Ubisecure
Unlocking the Power of Open Recognition 2023-09-21 We are Open Coop
[KERI] PKI Is For Machines and Not Humans: Key Event Receipt Infrastructure 2023-08 Prof Bill Buchanan, ASecuritySite
The one thing that surprises me about cybersecurity is how black-and-white it is often painted. It has to be PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), or it has to be blockchain — there’s very little in-between.
KERI relies on public and private keys, and blinded pre-commitments ensure rotation keys are not exposed 2023-09-19 Jason Colburne, Linkedin
Last week I discussed why we opted not to build Qui on a blockchain, in favour of a technology called KERI. The KERI ecosystem is robust, but there’s one feature that I find particularly exciting for Qui: Blinded pre-commitments.
[Podcast] Digital Identity (Part 1) 2023-09-06 Untangling Web3
delve into the development of digital identity, highlighting the role of physical and digital systems, such as ID cards and computer databases, and Estonia's pioneering efforts in digital identity systems. They discuss the rise of the internet and web 2.0, and the challenges that came with it, like managing multiple usernames, passwords, and phishing scams.
[Podcast] Digital Identity (Part 2) 2023-09-13 Untangling Web3
A closer look at the Peer2Peer structure reveals its promise: unparalleled privacy and empowered user control in the digital realm. As they traverse through the seven pillars of digital identity benefits, Alec and Jack illuminate the wonders and challenges, drawing attention to the pivotal W3C standard.
Digital Identity Podcasts 2023-09-20 Phil Windley
Digital Identity Privacy Files
Digital Identity Fundamentals and Future Trends with Phil Windley PingID, BrightTalk [Part 2]
[twitter] IPFS support got merged into curl 2023-09-23 Boris Mann
10 Decentralized Web Tools You Should Know 2023-09 Fission Codes
Highlights: Skiff (privacy-first end-to-end encrypted workspace. Mail, Calendar, Pages, and Drive) - Holochain (framework for creating P2P applications) - OrbitDB (P2P database; IPFS and libp2p Pub/Sub)
A bonus tool! We couldn't make this list without highlighting our own tool, ODD SDK! ODD SDK is a local-first edge computing stack that empowers developers to build encrypted-at-rest and passwordless applications using the UCAN and WNFS protocols.
187 - The Ethereum Attestation Service 2023-09-11 bankless
Bryce Patrick and Steve Dakh from the Ethereum Attestation Service. EAS is a new public good, open, permissionless, and token free. Is this the key unlock for decentralized identity through crypto?
[ZCash, DWeb, IPFS] Brave, Electric Coin Co., and Filecoin Foundation announce partnership to bring new privacy tools to Web3 2023-09-22 Brave Browser
teased plans on stage to develop a new, privacy-based feature in the Brave browser that will offer private messages and media transmission via the Zcash protocol.
[Magic Labs] Mainstream Brands Are Joining Web3 In The Bear Market 2023-09-17 The Defiant
Sean Li is the CEO and Co-founder of Magic Labs, which is a wallet that enables passwordless login and Web3 onboarding without seed phrases. Despite not being as well known as other Web3 wallets, Magic Labs recently raised $52M from PayPal Ventures
[Magic Labs] Wallet Provider Magic Labs Takes the Cake in $126M Week 2023-06-04 Blockworks
Unstoppable Domains Launches On-Chain Encrypted Messaging 2023-09-06 The Defiant
Identity NOT SSI
IARPA Awards $12M Grant to MSU for Drone Biometrics Project Find Biometrics
New Privacy Badger Prevents Google From Mangling More of Your Links and Invading Your Privacy 2023-09-19 Electronic Frontier Foundation
Why the American People Deserve a Digital Government 2023-09-22 Clare Martorana, The White House
Today, OMB is releasing new policy guidance to agencies on Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience (M-23-22), which will transform the way Federal government communicates with the American people digitally [...] The guidance will make it seamless for the public to obtain government information and services online, and help agencies fully implement the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA).