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Driving Inclusion with Trusted Digital Ecosystems • 11/30 Indicio Meetup
COVID Health Credentials for International Travel Summits (by LFPH and Affinidi) • 12/1-2 CCI Newsletter - Kaliya will be there hosting
Customer Service / Service NSW EOI - Digital Identity and Verifiable Credentials - DICT/8027 • Tenders (Closes 12/14)
Data Space Launchpad MyData • Until 2/22
Decentralized Identity - Taking Back Control Madigan Solutions
By moving identity to effectively require just a digital device and some sort of connection to the internet, the barriers to these interactions are more easily bridged. Both access to a digital device and availability of an internet connection are increasing, even in new or emerging economies.
Kaliya talking with a colleague from way back Bill Johnston.
On this episode of the Cohere podcast, Kaliya joins Bill to discuss the history of online identity, what events led us to the consolidation of identity into a few centralized platforms, and what steps we need to take to recover and protect our online identities.
Self-Sovereign Identity Crisis Lionsgate
Through deceptive marketing practices the first-movers in the Digital ID market have done-away with the sovereignty. As a result a burgeoning new industry is experiencing a Self-Sovereign Identity Crisis.
Unlike the existing system, it’s a user-centric and user-controlled approach to exchanging authentic data in a much more secure way. Authentic data is information that’s source can be proven.
Why Cheqd? ContinuumLoop
Kaliya is not a fan of introducing tokens into a the SSI ecosystem especially when so little is clear about how it is supposed to work.
We’ve already told many folks what we are advising cheqd and participating in the cheqd network as a node operator – but we wanted to provide more information for the community (clear disclosure – that means we will, or do – depending on when you are reading this article – hold cheqd tokens).
At first view, the SSI approach is at odds with the electronic identity documents used in many states, as in the latter model it’s the state that has sovereignty over its citizens’ identity data. On closer inspection, however, SSI and electronic identity documents can complement and even benefit from each other.
Using the self-sovereign identity solution Hyperledger Aries, almost everything works peer to peer between the license issuer and the pilot and between the pilot and the verifier.
Real estate is one of the sectors that has not completely embraced digitalization, and this means, there’s a lot of potential to bring about change in this sector.
Many areas of production and trade have been digitized, but in the absence of a universal approach to digital networking, siloed systems have been implemented, creating countless ‘digital islands’. Data is still transferred between the participants’ computer systems on printed documents or as unstructured PDFs.
On Forests, Emergence, and Expansive Trust: Why Trust Over IP is even more profound than we thought Daniel Hardman
I have been lucky enough to witness many of its milestones — the finalization of the VC and DID specifications, the launch of Sovrin and Hyperledger Indy, the advent of production deployments and serious interoperability, the invention of peer DIDs and KERI and BBS+ credentials, the implementation of the exciting communication technology now known as DIDComm…
“Spotlight Report #3: Consumer Sensitivity to Location Tracking by Websites and Mobile Apps”. This research quantifies and qualifies public opinion of location tracking in a variety of different contexts within web and mobile technology.
The Internet Society Foundation recently granted the Me2B Alliance $100,000 to complete its “U.S. EdTech Industry Benchmark: Data Sharing in Primary & Secondary School Mobile Utility Apps.” The benchmark will build on previous findings about harmful data sharing practices by uncovering how sensitive student information is being treated by school utility apps in grades pre-k through 12 in schools across the nation.
My Data Community Looks Outward and to the Future MyData Netherlands
Highlights include the keynote from Amsterdam’s chief technology officer, Ger Baron and the awarding of the MyData Operator 2021 Awards to 22 companies and organisations.
ISSE 2021 - EEMA opening Plenary Is it all change for identity?
Recently, the WAO team took the opportunity to update the badge platforms page on Badge Wiki, a knowledgebase for the Open Badge community. As the ecosystem continues to evolve we’re seeing some early platforms fall by the wayside and new platforms emerge.
Applying the developed models of guardianship, using the flexibility of Verifiable Credentials and the trusted mechanisms of sharing VCs, can provide the ability to add guardianship credentials into the travel process (or not) without breaking the existing approach and complicating the technical details defined in the Blueprint.
BBS+ signature styles are not going to be ready for deployment anytime soon. This is precisely why you should build today and in a way that allows you to add them later.
DIDComm Mythconceptions Daniel Hardman
DIDComm is a peer-to-peer communication technology for SSI (self-sovereign identity) with security and privacy properties rooted in DIDs (decentralized identifiers). Its core value proposition is often misunderstood or oversimplified. This webinar provides a proper mental model.
SSI Interoperability Demo – NB Orbit Mobile Wallet, PwC, Copper Mountain & BC Mines NorthernBlock (Video)
In collaboration with the BC Mines Trust Ecosystem, we demonstrate interoperability between organizations using the BC Gov Business Partner Agent and the NB Orbit Mobile Wallet for managing sustainable mining practices.
How to Prove You're Vaccinated for COVID-19 Consumer Reports
Kaliya and other community members quoted
You may need to prove your vaccination status for travel or work, or to attend an event. Paper credentials usually work, but a new crop of digital verification apps is adding confusion.