Identosphere 165: Wallets, Data Safes, and Key Safes • Trends in European and Japanese Trust • How VCs save Government Money
Upcoming events, company news, organizational updates; standards, specifications, and deep thoughts on everything related to decentralized identity and verifiable credentials
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OpenID Foundation Community Representatives Election Nominations close: 12/29 Election: 1/2-16
[Webinar] A Look Inside California’s Mobile Driver’s License Program 12/23
[Tokyo, Japan] Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Hybrid Workshop 01/18
[Brussels] EU Policy Devroom at FOSDEM 02/04
we want to create a series of themed workshops where legislators -- such as the authors of the CRA and the PLD -- can meet experienced open source practitioners -- that's you!
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
Annual Privacy Forum 2024 Submissions due 04/15
Where’s the User Manual? 2023-12-14 ToIP
Creating guidelines for common digital wallet user patterns – we need your feedback.
The Human Experience Working Group’s Interaction Patterns Task Force is on a mission to enable digital wallet experiences that are reliable, accessible, and trustworthy. This survey will help to ensure the deliverables of the group meet the needs of the community and bring business value to implementers.
This survey is open to everybody, it should take less than 10 minutes to complete.
[eBook] The future of identity is reusable Trinsic
Insights from 100+ conversations with identity verification companies, innovative startups, and top executives at market-leading identity companies in 2023.
[Whitepaper] The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Identity
Delve into the evolution, current state, and future prospects of digital identity. From challenges faced by traditional systems, and how Self-Sovereign Identity is not just a solution, but also the cornerstone of new business models
With the announcement of the European Digital Identity (EUDI), digital wallets appear to be the moral winner in the debate over which solution is best for taking more control over one’s data. But is this a valid conclusion? In this blog post, we introduce you into the world of digital wallets, data safes and key safes.
[Video] Community showcase: building trust and transparency into our digital ecosystem 2023-12-11 Content Authenticity Foundation
The C2PA global standard and its clear, verifiable Content Credentials are powering a movement for transparency in digital media through the Content Authenticity Initiative’s (CAI) open-source tools and cross-industry community. In this Showcase, hear from CAI members DataTrails, BNB Chain, and Leica Camera AG — three companies that are contributing to the ecosystem and sharing what they’ve learned about the flexible Content Credentials technology that exists today to verify, maintain, and restore context to content.
Asset Profile Standards for Interoperable Decentralized Ecosystems
Democratizing Decentralized Digital Identity Through Cloud Agents
Decentralized Digital Identity Profile
EBSI and Verifiable Credentialing in Canada
Evaluation of Open Ran Network Equipment Including Underlying (EvORAN)
Underlying Interoperable Decentralized Identity and Wallet Infrastructure
A Secure Underlay for the Internet
Secure Named Data Sharing
Benefits of DTC for Travelers: Analysis of how DTCs could streamline travel processes and their comparison to existing programs like Clear and Nexus.
Future of DTC Adoption: Inquiry into the current state of DTC pilot projects and predictions for future adoption trends.
Integration of DTCs in Wallets and Applications: Consideration of the logical placement of DTCs in digital wallets and applications, and their potential impact on travel efficiency
[Product] Trinsic Launches Reusable Identity Powered by Verifiable Credentials and Passkeys 2023-12-13 Trinsic
Trinsic’s innovative use of passkeys solves the problem of key management for users, giving them a strong, biometric-authentication that also encrypts their data. By using App Clips on iOS and Instant Apps on Android, Trinsic Connect allows users to create a persistent identity across a network of applications without first requiring an app-download.
Developer Update #38 2023-12-12 SpruceID
We are working on the layout book, containing an overview and formal specification of TreeLDR's layouts.
We've extracted the RDF handling part of TreeLDR's layout compiler into a separate project, InfeRDF. This "RDF engine" is dedicated to the inference and interpretation of RDF datasets so TreeLDR can fully focus on its main feature: the layouts.
Looking at Open Badges 2023-12-13 Indicio
Learn how Indicio Proven™ now provides an easy, privacy-preserving way to record, share, and verify educational achievements.
Indicio Team lead Mike Ebert joins the show to discuss the recent addition of Open Badges to Proven, including what they are, why they are interesting, and how you can start using them through the Proven ecosystem.
[Audio] Harrison Tang: Spokeo’s Vision of a “People Search Engine” Powered by Verifiable Credentials 2023-11-15 The Future of Identity
Spokeo aggregates many sources of data about people and sells that data to verifiers. So at first blush, Harrison is an unlikely person to be a massive advocate for SSI and co-chair of the W3C Credentials Community Group.
We dig in to why Spokeo cares about verifiable credentials, and how verifiable credentials represent the opportunity to deliver more trust to Spokeo’s customers and how they allow Spokeo to participate in the next wave of digital identity innovation.
[Explainer] Why Even a Least Developed Country Like Bhutan is Turning To Self-Sovereign Identity for Citizens? KYCAML Guide
[Infographic, Explainer] How Verifiable Credentials Can Save Government Money (and Improve Your Life) 2023-12-12 Indicio
Governing generates an enormous amount of paperwork, so much so, the US employs an estimated 228,000 auditors to keep track of it. Here, we look at how governments can save millions on issuing documents, licenses and permits, while providing a much better experience for citizens.
[Research, Australia] Improving governance and training for the use of facial verification technology in NSW Digital ID 2023-11 Edward Santow, Sophie Farthing, Lauren Perry; James Martin Institute for Public Policy
The NSW Digital ID system includes the use of facial verification technology (FVT) and liveness detection, a type of facial analysis technology. These are powerful technologies that can be deployed to create a convenient and secure system of identity verification. However, as examples of a broader class of facial recognition technology (FRT), they also pose risks for human rights such as privacy, nondiscrimination and access to social security
[Video] Getting Started with Digital ID: A Look Inside California's Mobile Driver's License Program (way too much PII for access)
How the California DMV is offering mobile driver's licenses and other digital credentials, such as car registrations, to its residents and best practices for success
The importance of open-source development to enable myriad use cases across public and private sectors for verifiable digital identity
The security and accessibility advantages of digitally verifiable credentials
[USA] California DMV Open Source Mobile Wallet Awarded Gartner 2023 Eye for Innovation 2023-12-12 Spruce ID
We are thrilled that California’s mDL pilot was recognized by the reputable Gartner, Inc. for the 2023 Innovation Award. Working closely with the state DMV, we brought Californians a reliable digital credential that is privacy-first and open source to maintain the utmost reliability and interoperability.
Our wallet solution has been approved by European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) with the latest compliance specifications (version 3) 2023-12-11
This SSI wallet enables you to store, share and verify information across Europe.
YourD has satisfied EBSI Wallet Conformance 2023-12-15 0xCatbox
YourD is fully prepared to launch cross-border services, adhering to European standards.
European Banking Association with Pillar 3 data hub adopts KERI & ACDC 2023-12-15 Kent Bull
There is some major positive good news for the KERI & ACDC ecosystem. The European Banking Authority announced on LinkedIn the EBA Pillar 3 data hub which is built on KERI & ACDC. The Pillar 3 data hub uses the vLEI system developed by GLEIF, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation.
[JN] Trends in European and Japanese trust services ～ Current status of eIDAS rules and EUDIW (European ID wallet) 」 Lecture material 2023-11-15 h/t
【 Lecture 3 】Consideration of trust only for eIDAS2.0 and EUIDW Mr. Kamiguchi （ Cosmos Corporation Co., Ltd.)
【 Lecture 4 】Legal aspects of eIDAS2.0 Olivier Delos （SEALED)
【 Lecture 5 】eIDAS 2.0 and ETSI Nick Pope （ Security & Standards Associates, ETSI Vice-chair)
【 Lecture 6 】EU Digital Trust Market Joerg Lenz （ Namiral, Head of Marketing and Communication)
【 Lecture 7 】Implementation of EUDIW guarantee level High Boris Goranov （ Ubiqu, CEO)
Meta/Threads Interoperating in the Fediverse Data Dialogue Meeting yesterday 2023-12-08 reb00ted
Zuck: Starting a test where posts from Threads accounts will be available on Mastodon and other services that use the ActivityPub protocol. Making Threads interoperable will give people more choice over how they interact and it will help content reach more people. I'm pretty optimistic about this.
[NotSSI] Introduction to DKMS and Blockchain Security 2023-12-13 Toju Ometoruwa, Magic Labs
An Easy Way to Create Verifiable Claims on Ceramic 2023-12-15 Ceramic Network
Each document written to Ceramic in the form of a Verifiable Credential or off-chain EAS Attestation payload contains everything needed to later recall the document from Ceramic and validate the signatures.
Attestations vs. Credentials: Making Claims Interoperable 2023-12-11 Ceramic Network
At the core of W3C standards are the features they unlock, not only for the users themselves but for the developers integrating them into their applications.
Cardano Foundation Launches Decentralized Identity Wallet 2023-12-13 Coincodex
The Identity Wallet will allow users to create W3C-compliant decentralized identities tied to their Cardano accounts
Cardano Foundation Introducing the Identity Wallet 2023-12-12 CEXExplorer
Identity Not SSI
Discovery, Negotiation, and Configuration Justin Security
[God help us] Introducing World ID 2.0: A human passport for the internet Worldcoin