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Identosphere’s Weekly Highlights
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Real-World Use Cases: Transforming Supply Chains GBBC BITA 10/26
[virtual] DIF Hackathon 10/26-12/01 [$19,000 prize pool]
[Online] An Intro to Decentralized Identity Brian Richter, DIF 10/27
[London] Newspeak House & Identosphere Digital Identity Social with Kaliya Young 11/02 in the evening.
[virtual] An Intro to Trinsic and the BBS Signature Scheme 11/02
[Prague] IETF 118 11/04-10 - lots of identity standards activity happening in this venue now - Kaliya will be attending.
[Singapore] Panel: Digital ID, Cloud, and Privacy. Victor Ocampo Co-Chair, APAC SIG DIF Identity Week Asia 11/08
[virtual] Register for our Education Cluster Event Velocity Network 11/08,14
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
Your mission: Build a working application that incorporates at least one of the Decentralized Identity Foundation’s (DIF) work items. These gems include Decentralized Web Nodes, DIDComm, Presentation Exchange, DID Lint, BBS Signature Scheme, Trust Establishment, and the Universal Resolver. Delve deeper into these by visiting DIF’s website.
[Spain] Community Lead - Polygon ID WorkingNomads
[Zurich] Tech Lead Self Sovereign Identity & Wallet SwissCom
[France] ATOS FRANCE : DEVELOPER SOFTWARE JAVA DE FONCTIONS DE SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY (H/F) Internship (in French)
We invite you to take part in our worldwide Verifiable Credential Experience Survey 2023. Your background in either business or government adds a crucial perspective to the overall market of trust and security in today's digital landscape. This survey takes 5 to 8 min to complete.
Early IIW report outs
[Pre:IIW] OpenID Foundation Workshop at Cisco 2023-10-09 OpenID [PDF]
Increase interoperability between existing standards and approaches to authorization - examples include ALFA, Cedar, OPA, IDQL, Graph-based and Zanzibar-inspired systems such as OpenFGA, Topaz and SpiceDB
Define and formalize interoperable communication patterns between major authZ components, for example PAP, PDP, PEP, and PIP
Establish and promote the use of externalized authZ as the preferred pattern
Great 60 second Video covering the whole of IIW by James Monaghan
Small Summaries on Linkedin
Enterprise Selling by inisign
KERI 101 not by Sam Smith or Drummond
Thorsten and Kristina talk OpenID VC
Interop and Code Sharing by Hamen
Paul Bastian summarizing outcomes from eIDAS2 perspective
Markus presenting DID:webs
Re Identification Issues by Sam Smith
Trust Spanning Protocol by Drummond and Wenjing
Finema presenting SSI 101
DIF presents about their Hackathon
How Digital Credentials are Transforming Learning Data (with Kate Giovacchini & Andrew A. Johnson) 2023-10-20 Northern Block
By collaborating with a broader ecosystem, which includes learners and institutions beyond just higher education, such as employers, the Trusted Learner Network seeks to harness advancements in digital trust, enabling technologies, and ecosystem governance frameworks to transform the learner economy.
[Video] Interview with SAP’s Alex Chudnovsky 2023-10-18 Velocity Network
Ahead of the upcoming Velocity Education Cluster event taking place on the 8th and 14th of November, you can watch this interview with one of our speakers, Alex Chudnovsky, Vice President, Product Strategy at SAP. He sat down with Ollie Henderson at the Velocity General Assembly 2023 in New York City .
Announcing the Authorization Exchange (AuthZEN) Working Group 2023-10-20 OpenID
AuthZEN will focus on specific areas of interoperability by documenting common authorization patterns, define standard mechanisms, protocols and formats for communication between authorization components, and recommend best practices for developing secure applications.
eIDAS 2.0 Explained: Steps to Ensure Compliance 2023-10-17 Gataca
Private service providers required to use strong user authentication for online identification, including those in transportation, energy, banking and finance, social security, healthcare, telecommunications, and education [...] Additionally, very large online platforms (with more than 45 million users), which require user authentication for accessing their services, are also obligated to accept and facilitate the use of European Digital Identity Wallets.
CoP Final Report - Pan-Canadian Trust Registry 2023-10 Community of Practice
We are concluding with two recommended next steps:
That a prototype for the registry of registries is pursued; and
That in parallel we take a step back from the hypotheses of this CoP to look more closely at the problem through a design thinking approach. More on that below.
It is a great read - and mentions VCs! And Open Wallet Foundation!
Why is this document, created by a private, non-governmental entity, being incorporated as official US policy? It contains many decisions that are questionable and that have not been democratically decided or even subject to public comment and review. This is no way to make policy, especially on such a momentous matter as the identity system that Americans will have to live under.
EBSI Improvement Proposals: Help us shape EBSI's Future 2023-10-13 EU Commission
EBIPs are proposals that suggest changes, enhancements, or new features to EBSI’s specifications. Our EBIPs are published on GitHub and submitted for the community’s feedback. EBIPs may cover a wide range of topics, including technical enhancements, protocol updates, network improvements, and new use case specifications. They represent the collaborative evolution of EBSI, ensuring that all stakeholders have a voice in shaping its trajectory.
vc-verifier-core: This is the core library for verifying GS1 US Based Verifiable Credentials. This library is the main library to use for verifying VCs. The library will perform proof and revocation checks on all presented VCs.
vc-verifier-rules: This is the rules library for verifying GS1 US Based Verifiable Credentials. This library will validate GS1 based VCs and ensure they follow the level four business rules defined by the GS1 Data Model Document.
Showcase: Chatbot over DIDComm using Basic Messaging and ChatGPT 2023-10-16 Paradym
DIDComm is a secure, peer-to-peer messaging protocol that allows you to exchange encrypted messages. It's a great way to exchange verifiable credentials, but it can also be used for other purposes. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to build a chatbot over DIDComm using DIDComm basic messaging and ChatGPT. [Video]
Furthermore, there are some speculations that the Decentralized Identity project would play a crucial role in the digital securities and cryptocurrency sector. Already, the KYC process involves stablecoins and Japan has passed a stablecoin bill that enshrines investors’ protection. The bill, which was passed in June after that of the U.S, seeks to safeguard investors from the volatility of stablecoins.
OpenID Foundation Announces New Whitepaper Process 2023-10-17 OpenID
The Whitepaper Process defines a more formal and transparent approach to whitepapers. It defines the process for governance as well as the editorial tasks of scoping, drafting, publishing, and updating whitepapers. It also includes processes to engage partner organizations in OIDF-led or co-led papers and manage the distribution of comments
Introduction to Microsoft Entra Verified ID 2023-10-17 Microsoft
This primer explains how we are joining hands with a diverse community to build an open, trustworthy, interoperable, and standards-based Decentralized Identity solution for individuals and organizations
[New SSI Apps!] ASU Pocket™
ASU Pocket is a digital wallet for storing and managing achievements in work and learning. Currently serving Arizona State University, ASU Pocket allows students, staff, and faculty to access badges and digital records of their achievements from across the university, including records for employment, education, training, memberships, and other activities.
[tweet] Organizations can create instantly #VerifiableCredentials with Dock’s no-code Web App or API 2023-10-18 Dock
Lightning Labs Rolls Out 'Taproot Assets,' to Make Bitcoin 'Multi-Asset' Network 2023-10-18 Coindesk [Docs]
Taproot Assets will give developers "the tools needed to make Bitcoin a multi-asset network, but in a scalable manner," according to Lightning Labs.
Self Sovereign Digital Identity 2023-08-22 Concordium
This article examines the scale of trust and risk set in the context of a decentralized, cryptographically verifiable, self-sovereign system such as Concordium’s Web3 ID framework. In doing so, it establishes the terminology and examines types of interactions that are enabled as the trust and need for verification between parties increases.
Evgeny Yurtaev: Zerion - Web3 Wallet UX 2.0 2023-10-14 Epicenter Podcast
We were joined by Evgeny Yurtaev, co-founder & CEO of Zerion, to discuss the challenges of building a Web3 wallet and how Zerion aims to improve user experience, while still maintaining security.
New on Verida Missions: Craft Your Unique Web3 Gaming Identity with Gamer31 ZK Credentials 2023-10-12 Verida
New on Verida Missions: Craft Your Web3 Gaming Identity with Gamer31 ZK Credentials The gaming world is evolving, and so are the ways we define ourselves within it.
Who am I, right now? Challenges in identity management in a fluid workplace - Identity Day Sweden 2023-10-19 Ubisecure
- Risks and solutions to the flexible business environments: What are the identity challenges in virtual working environments.
- How can these auditable and how to enable trusted business to business interactions.
From Communication Design to Conversation Design 2023-10-16 Dark Matter Labs
To evolve from an economy of extraction to an economy of care we need to evolve from Communication Design to Conversation Design. While Communication Design builds one-directional relationships between corporations and consumers, Conversational Design builds frameworks and pathways for communities.
Identity not SSI
Things Lie About Their Identities Just Like People Do 2023-09-23 David Birch, Forbes
Australia buries Digital Identity 2023-10-19 Lockstep
It appears that Australia has killed off “digital identity”. Australia’s proposed Digital ID legislation is actually not about digital identity — it’s about proving you have been identified.
For this paper, we have classified mobile wallets based on: A) their implementation type, or B) how consumers view mobile wallets based on the provider. In addition to these, there are other classifications such as store-of-value wallets (i.e., PayPal, M-Pesa) vs pass-through wallets (i.e., Apple Pay, Google Pay).