Identosphere 170: Path to Semantic Interop • Taxonomy of SSI Challenges • DIF Hackathon Winners • did:pkh (for any crypto)
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[Virtual] FTC Tech Summit 1/25
[Brussels] EU Policy Devroom at FOSDEM 02/04
A Private Event for Executives in Identity, Cabo, Mexico 02/6-8
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
Annual Privacy Forum 2024 Enisa. Submissions due 04/15
[California] Internet Identity Workshop #38 04/16-18 (super earlybird tickets end Friday)
Identity Week Europe 6/11-12
boruta meets Self-Sovereign Identity as a Verifiable Credential issuer 2024-01-23 Pascal Knoth
In order to participate in the OIDF GAIN Proof of Concept, the issuer has to support multiple versions of the specification drafts. The objective of it is to prove the interoperability of the implementation following a specific profile (set of specification choices). Also, the implementation of the EBSI model is a short-term goal to participate in the European SSI initiatives.
FinClusive, cheqd, and Verida Join Forces to Unveil Revolutionary KYC/KYB Digital Credential Solution 2024-01-22 Blockchain reporter
The collaborative effort expands to include cheqd, providing the essential infrastructure for credential issuance, verification, suspension, and revocation. With this robust partnership, the trio seeks to scale the application and empower financial services of all kinds to expedite client onboarding, while preserving portability and privacy controls for clients.
[twitter, Research] Honoring Pioneers in SSI: A Journey of Innovation and Academic Excellence! 2024-01-25 Truvity
Dive into the 7 pivotal Self Sovereign Identity academic papers revolutionizing digital identity! [...] We extend our deepest appreciation to the scholarly masterminds in SSI. Your research has laid the groundwork for tomorrow's identity solutions. Did we miss anyone? Let us know
[Research[ A Taxonomy of Challenges for Self-Sovereign Identity Systems 2024-01 Abylay Satybaldy and Mariusz Nowostawski of Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Md. Sadek Ferdous of BRAC University
This article presents a systematic literature review of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), a relatively new domain that has seen multiple industry-led efforts to establish standards, protocols, and systems. The review offers a detailed taxonomy and analyzes the challenges facing the SSI domain, emphasizing the need to address these issues for widespread adoption.
Pathways towards decentralized Civics 2024-01-08 Calvin Po, Fang-Jui “Fang-Raye” Chang RadicalXChange
In this final part, we have sketched out a series of strategic opportunities to develop use cases and pathways for decentralized civic infrastructure. These pathways are still based on the key components of Digital Public Infrastructure: identity, payment, and data exchange, but they explore these components in a broader civic sense, including cultural, media, non-monetary and customary relations.
"Data semantics" refers to the interpretation and meaning of data, and "semantic interoperability" is the ability of computer systems to exchange data with unambiguous, shared meaning. Semantic interoperability is a common requirement to enable machine computable logic, inferencing, knowledge discovery, and data federation between information systems.
[audio] DIDs for Any Crypto (did:pkh, Part 1) 2024-01-24 Rubric (did:pkh, Part 2)
did:pkh is the minimalist multi-blockchain DID method, designed to work with any blockchain with minimal fuss. Today we talk with two of the authors–and implementers–of did:pkh, Wayne Chang and Joel Thorstensson.
Decentralized Identity on Tezos 2023-12-04 Altme
As Web3, the new version of the internet based on blockchain infrastructure, keeps growing, the adoption of Decentralized Identity (DID) and Verifiable Credentials is becoming more and more critical. Indeed, these tools are fully aligned with the decentralization ethos of the blockchain / Web3 ecosystem and can help users drastically improve their privacy and data ownership, while helping Web3 projects and dApps remain compliant.
The US government is moving to regulate deep fakes, and some commercial operations have introduced deep fake detection technology, so there are solutions on the horizon. But a solution we see enormous potential in is Web3 and decentralized identity technology, grounded in blockchain.
How a voice cloning marketplace is using Content Credentials to fight misuse Content Authenticity Foundation
With an estimated 4 billion people around the world heading to the polls in over 50 elections this year, there’s an urgent need to ensure clarity about the origins and history of the visual stories and media we experience online. And there’s momentum for C2PA adoption across industries and disciplines.
[Framework] New Year, New Initiatives for the NIST Privacy Framework! 2024-01-25 NIST
It’s been four years since the release of The NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy Through Enterprise Risk Management, Version 1.0. Since then, many organizations have found it highly valuable for building or improving their privacy programs. We’ve also been able to add a variety of resources to support its implementation.
DIF Hackathon drives skills, community engagement and participation Decentralized Identity Foundation
Notable projects addressed trust frameworks for the home buying process, friction reduction in the automotive industry, and innovative solutions for handling NFT ownership at events. The DIF Main Prize Pool winners included Decentralinked, Anonymous Door Unlocking, HealthX Protocol, TrustBox, and Mail5. The hackathon proved instrumental in fostering skills, community ties, and advancements in decentralized identity technology.
DIF Guest blog: Jay Prakash, Silence Laboratories 2024-01-25 Decentralized Identity Foundation
We have developed an interactive protocol which allows a group of parties to do mathematical calculations on private data.
For example, the data could be keyshares by isolated computing nodes trying to calculate the signature for a transaction. The requirement is to produce a valid signature from a predetermined proportion of the nodes in the network, known as t out of n secret sharing.
Year in Review
[video] PhocusWire's Movers and Shakers of 2023 2024-01-18 Identity Insights
The integration of generative AI, the impact of NDC on air travel, the future of hotel bookings, and the role of digital identity in transforming the travel experience. Mitra envisions a future where a personal assistant device seamlessly manages all aspects of travel, from booking flights to hotel check-ins, using digital identity for a more efficient and personalized experience.
Decade of Progress, Vision for the Future: A Year in Review 2024-01-25 Secure Identity Alliance
Throughout 2023, the SIA sustained its collaborative efforts with governments, multilateral entities, and industry partners, advocating and putting into practice our vision.
Will 2024 move the dial? 2024-01-24 Digital Identity NZ
moving the dial on digital trust in 2024 will take more than ‘a coalition of the willing’ while the majority sit back. It will take a concerted, orchestrated effort from the coalition of five million. No person or entity is immune to the potential threats and no-one should be limited in taking the opportunities digitalisation brings.
[linkedin] Verifiable Credentials: A look ahead at 2024 — Spotlight: Travel and Hospitality 2024-01-24 Indicio
It’s only a matter of time before generative AI renders current methods of identity verification for financial transactions useless. In this article we take a look at how verifiable credentials can offer a secure way to be confident in online interactions in the age of artificial intelligence.
[video] The Future of Internet Trust Ecopunks
This video provides a comprehensive look at the evolving concept of trust in the digital world, highlighting the need for a systemic approach to embed trust in the internet's infrastructure. The conversation is particularly relevant for those interested in internet governance, digital identity, and the future of online interactions.
[Report] IDLab-led community of practice publishes paper on enhancing internet trust and safety through trust registries 2024-01-24 IDLab
Sponsored by CIRA, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the report is the culmination of a 6-month community of practice initiative that saw 26 organizations working together from across the public and private sectors.
[Report] Data sharing in humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA): A look at risks, threats and mitigation technologies 2024-01-28 The Engine Room
Section 2 of the report establishes a foundational understanding of data sharing in humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA), covering key elements and introducing technical tools. Section 3 delves into the core of the report, analyzing potential risks, harms, and challenges in the CVA data environment, offering crucial insights for practitioners working with data in humanitarian contexts.
[classic] Microledgers and Edge-Chains: A Primer 2018-12-27 Daniel Hardman, Evernym [Transcript]
this is what I want to talk to you about, is the microledger notion. In this notion you still have a blockchain, but it’s not the main mediator of the relationship between Alice and Bob.
Identity Insights - What is decentralized identity governance? 2024-01-25 Trevor Butterworth
Indicio VP of Communications and Governance Trevor Butterworth joins the show for an explanation of what decentralized identity governance is and how its useful for organizations that want to implement decentralized identity.
Identity Not SSI
What Device Trust Means in 2024 Ping Identity
The biggest data protection fight you’ve never heard of Rest of World
The indieweb is for everyone Ben Werdmuller
The Crucial Link Between Accessibility and Digital Identity 2024-01-25 DIACC
Digital identity solutions are central to our modern lives, facilitating everything from accessing healthcare records to participating in online communities. However, these advantages are only fully realized when these systems are accessible to everyone, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities, including accounting for aging populations.
An Approach to Paying for Everything That’s Free 2024-01-28 Project VRM
Now that we’ve hit peak subscription, and paywalls are showing up in front of formerly free digital goods (requiring, of course, more subscriptions), perhaps the world is ready for EmanciPay, an idea that has been biding its time on our wiki since 2009.
[Linkedin] This is a public safety emergency. It’s called financial sextortion, and it’s surging up 7200% according to NCMEC Paul Raffel
criminals lure the kids to Snap, where they coerce the kid to send an explicit photo. Boom. Now, the relentless blackmail starts. “I have your nudes and everything needed to ruin your life… unless you send me $300 right now.”