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Self Sovereign Identity/Decentralised Identity and Financial Services • 9/2 in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Cardea Interop-athon • 9/9
@IndicioID shares: It's exciting to see new faces signing up for the @CardeaProject Interop-athon! With roughly a dozen signed up already from around the world be sure to register soon to make sure you get a spot!
Internet Identity Workshop 33 • 10/12-14
Digital Trust World 2021 • 10/4-7 ‘the Conference for Authentication, Biometrics, Fraud & Security and Identity,’
Being a MyData operator is more than subscribing to the MyData principles or adhering to data regulations. It is a commitment to provide trust in an advanced data economy where both organisations and individuals are winners.
Applications open: Sep30th 2021
Awards made: Mid / Late November 2021
Based on the emergence and critical features of valuable integration of Blockchain and Digital Identity Management, many critical approaches or use-cases could be raised to enhance the decentralisation feature with user identity control. Based on the validation mentioned above, TRST01, through its QR enabled Blockchain technology, has the ability and typical architecture for live integrations and implementations.
How Verifiable Creds, Decentralized Identifiers and Blockchain Work Together for a Safer Internet Hackernoon
Verifiable credentials, DIDs, and blockchain are evidence of what's to come: Web3, a more secure, widespread, machine-to-machine internet.
What is the Trust Triangle? Affinidi
The relationship between the issuers, holders, and verifiers is called the trust triangle simply because you need an element of trust among these entities for them to work together.
Life Will Find a Way Windley
Life succeeds because it's terrifically decentralized. I find that miraculous. Humans have a tough time thinking about decentralized systems and designing them in ways that succeed.
Navigating Digital Identity in Political Economies RxC Panel IdentityWoman.net
Infominer says: Oooh fancy! IdentityWoman on RadicalxChange!
the world is fundamentally social and intersectional — we are all part of networks. So how might we formalize digital identity in a way that better reflects this complex reality?
Meet Kantara’s new Executive Director, Kay Chopard Lets Talk about Digital Identity
Kay explores why identity is so critical in so many applications; her hope for more promotion of Kantara’s great work and to advance opportunities for collaboration; Kantara’s new mobile drivers licenses (mDLs) work group; Women in Identity and the problem of lack of diversity in standards working groups; and why access and inclusion is one of the biggest challenges facing identity today.
The report outlines how to implement mDL systems as Privacy Enhancing Technologies. It provides guidance on protecting people’s individual privacy and the digital identifiers of an individual who carries or uses an mDL.
The Claims and Credentials Working Group will be overseeing a new work item open to all DIF members that creates and harden a JWS test suite, with this grant funding a lead editor to drive the work and keep it to a pre-determined timeline, paid upon stable and complete release.
The OpenID Foundation formed the “Shared Signals and Events” (SSE) Working Group as a combination of the previous OpenID RISC working group and an informal industry group that was focused on standardizing Google’s CAEP proposal. These represented two distinct applications of the same underlying mechanism of managing asynchronous streams of events. Therefore the SSE Framework is now proposed to be a standard for managing such streams of events for any application, not just CAEP and RISC. In effect, it is a standard for generalized Webhooks.
VC Spec Enhancement Proposal Sam Smith
the VC standard appears to be an adoption vector for Linked Data, not the other way around. My overriding interest is that the concept of a VC as a securely attributable statement is a very powerful and attractive one and therefore should be widely adopted. We should therefore be picking the best technologies that best support broad VC adoption, not the other way around.
ZADA apps are all launched and our first digital ID – a COVIDPASS – is being issued by Pun Hlaing Hospitals to everyone who gets vaccinated.
"The vision of the company is to improve the systems of the world for everyone everywhere, and the places that need better systems aren't necessarily Berlin or New York City. So you have to go to places that are a little more difficult, and you have to be very careful as you do it."
PUBLISHiD users will further be able to assemble collections of verifiable credentials from one or more issuers into a single verifiable presentation. Other features include DAuth-based authentication, single-sign on (SSO), and an agent ID service capable of handling the management of and security between credential issuers and verifiers.
Jolocom is currently working on the project “ONCE – Online einfach anmelden” (simply register online – ONCE) alongside a number of prestigious partners, with the aim to bring the digital identity of any citizen onto their smartphone.
The project is part of the competitive innovation programme “Showcase Secure Digital Identities” (SSDI) funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and one of four projects that qualified for the implementation phase.
Excelsior Pass Plus expands travel and commerce opportunities for New Yorkers by enabling compatibility with New York State’s Excelsior Pass platform which has generated three million passes since its launch in March that provide digital proof of vaccination or a negative test result.
Self-Sovereign Identity for Online Gaming, VR, & AR – Crucible Evernym (via identity-economy.de)
Crucible's CEO (Ryan Gill) and CTO (Toby Tremayne) for a discussion on what self-sovereign identity (SSI) and verifiable credentials mean for gaming and the greater online entertainment sector.
Introduction to Smart Property Humanizing the Singularity
How can we streamline and improve the techno-social protocols around commerce so we can better maintain equilibrium with our planet and ourselves?
- President Biden’s cybersecurity executive order
- The security landscape for global enterprises
- Decentralized identity, what it is and how it fortifies existing data infrastructure
- Case study: applying zero trust and decentralized identity to energy
Electronic signatures for hospitality ValidatedID
Looking at the many developments that have happened lately, digitization has become the center of attention for all kinds of industries, and yet many of the typical processes within the hospitality industry remain paper-based.
Using Blockchain to Get Information When You Need It from Wherever You Are Information Matters
The goal of this project is to provide unencumbered access to digital content and print collections while ensuring the privacy and personal identity of each user is secure. Partner libraries will issue a ULC to any individual with either a fixed or descriptive address. Information access will be increased as users gain access to resources and services in those libraries that recognize the ULC.
Identity + Security + Privacy = Trust DigitalID NZ
We had four insightful presentations, given by Jono Soo (Marsh NZ), Jonathon Berry (InPhySec), Andy Prow (Red Shield) and Paul Platen (SSS) which provided a deep-dive into what has been going on in the world of cyber security and insurance
How decentralised identity & verifiable credentials will transform the world of healthcare HealthTech World
When a medical accrediting agency provides a digitally signed certificate, the healthcare practitioner and owner of that certificate holds the credential in a digital wallet. The details of the credential such as the time stamp in which the certificate was given and how long it is valid for, can be optionally held within a blockchain network, digitally linked to the certificate, this process is called ‘anchoring’.
our latest series examining the evolution of digital identity, and how self-sovereign identity, specifically, can advance a consent-based economy.
For schools and universities, adopting the electronic signature as a tool not only implies an improvement in the experience for students and employees, but it also means a great improvement in administrative processes.
Ian Grigg is one of the most influential builders in the crypto space, having built digital asset systems since the nineties. We discuss his invention of the Ricardian contract framework, what makes cryptonetworks successful, identity as communal phenomenon, and the importance of building positive-sum systems.
EIC Speaker Spotlight: Nat Sakimura Introducing Gain • OpenID Foundation
if you look at the the cost structure of the financial industry a lot of cost Is towards anti-money laundering and related activities and that actually is identity problem [...] we should try to solve the use case with a user centricity in mind
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recentlyproposed guidelines making it clear that “The owner/operator(s) of the DApp likely fall under the definition of a VASP [virtual asset service provider] [...] even if other parties play a role in the service or portions of the process are automated.
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