Identosphere 63 • Blockcerts V3 Released! • Liquid Avatar and Bonfi in the Metaverse • DIDComm thru LibP2P
Your weekly review of the latest news in self sovereign identity, wrapping up 2021, headed into the heart of the holiday.
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Identiverse call for Proposals 1/7 Deadline (Event on 6/21-24)
The "Completing the Framework" Open Call eSSIF-Lab (until 1/15/22)
Data Space Launchpad MyData • Until 2/22
Indicio Executive Workshop: The Business and Investor’s Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity by Scott Harris
Participants will walk away with an essential understanding of how SSI works, the pain points it solves for, the risks it mitigates, the use cases currently in deployment, and the opportunities that are created by being able to build Trusted Data Ecosystems (TDEs).
Presented by Patientory includes Jim St. Claire of LFPH
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a movement that claims digital identity should be just as legitimate and nuanced as a person’s human identity, while being accessible to all, privacy-preserving, and not reliant on a single government or corporation.
Self Sovereign Identity Explainer DIDAS (PDF)
Mike Jones Reflects
I once asked Kim why there were so many Canadians working in digital identity. He replied: “Every day as a Canadian, you think ‘What is it that makes me uniquely Canadian, as opposed to being American? Whereas Americans never give it a thought. Canadians are always thinking about identity.'”
Credential exchange on the identity metasystem:
Reveals the identifier of the issuer
Ensures the credential was issued to the party presenting it
Ensures the credential has not been tampered with
Reveals whether or not the credential has been revoked
The ZKP BBS+ verifiable credentials are issued and stored on a digital wallet using a Self-Issued Identity Provider (SIOP) and OpenID Connect. A compound proof presentation template is created to verify the user data in a single verify.
The thing just has to work — This may sound like a no-brainer, but from our experience, this can be often overlooked. Want broad adoption? Your application must be fast and functional.
Self Sovereign e-ID Schemes & Privacy Challenges Crypto Valley Conference 2021
Kurt Nielsen & Nagib Aouini from Partisia Blockchain
Why ENS does not spell END for DID Ontology
As a domain name system, ENS conforms to the three characteristics of the Zooko triangle, namely security, decentralization, and human readability.
Sismo issues badges (non-transferable NFTs) to your public Ethereum profiles (ENS names). They are Zero-Knowledge (ZK) attestations of facts imported from your other accounts (Ethereum accounts as well as twitter or github).
Besides an exciting front side of virtual reality (VR) element that everybody could at least vaguely relate to, there are a lot of other interesting developments, particularly around the digital economy and trusted interactions enabled through digital and self-sovereign identity (SSI).
Liquid Avatar Technologies and Bonifii Make Verifiable Credentials Accessible for People and Financial Institutions in the Metaverse
Oasis Digital Studios ("Oasis"), Bonifii will make its verifiable credential available for players in the game Aftermath Islands and facilitate in-game financial transactions
an exciting pilot program being launched by ATB Ventures and the Government of Alberta.
Introducing the SSI eIDAS Legal Report – Ignacio Alamillo – SSIMeetup
The European Commission developed the SSI (Self-Sovereign Identity) eIDAS bridge, an ISA2 funded initiative, to promote eIDAS as a trust framework for the SSI ecosystem. It assists a VC (Verifiable Credential) issuer in the signing process, and helps the verifier to automate the identification of the organization behind the issuer’s DID (Decentralized Identifier)
Verifiable Credentials for Digital Identity Projects Wealize Digital
The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) has recently published the UNE 71307-1 Digital Enabling Technologies Standard. This is the first global standard on decentralized identity management, based on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT).
Implementer’s Drafts public review period: Friday, December 17, 2021 to Monday, January 31, 2022 (45 days)
Implementer’s Drafts vote announcement: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Implementer’s Drafts voting period: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 to Tuesday, February 8, 2022 *
Report from EBSI4Austria. In 2018, all European member states… Markus Sabadello
EBSI4Austria is a CEF funded project with two main objectives. First, EBSI4Austria aims to set up, operate and maintain the Austrian’s EBSI node. Second, we pilot the diploma use case on the Austrian level supported by two Universities and data providers as well as verifiers.
Blockcerts V3 release (!!!)
The main change is the alignment with the W3C Verifiable Credentials specification 3.
Regarding the standard itself metadata and display are entering the default standard. metadata comes in replacement of metadataJson and remains a stringified JSON
DIDComm Messaging through libp2p Oliver Terbu
We outlined the next generation decentralized messaging solution built on top of DIDComm Messaging, DIDs and VCs and a libp2p overlay network. We presented how Alice and Bob establish a connection, exchange messages and demonstrated what connection types are supported.
This rapid digitalization of the private sector exposed a challenge in the business registration paradigm. To use private digital platforms for e-Logistics or e-Commerce, SMEs have to register and confirm their identity with these platforms, despite already being identified in the government business registry.
we give you details about a pilot project developed for the Andalusian Health Service in Spain to evidence the feasibility of a vaccination card according to the Alastria Self-Sovereign Identity system based on Blockchain technology.
you can provide your DID instead of disclosing your phone number or email ID as the second factor of authentication. In the second step of verification, you will have to prove that you are the owner of that DID provided during the initial setup.
ExO Economy Town Hall 11 Medtech & Self Sovereign Identity Adam B Levine Kaliya Identity Woman Young
Year in Review
WAO wraps up for the holidays We Are Open Co-op
Great Work on Badges!
In May, we did some workshopping with the crypto platform NEAR, which was the first time we accepted cryptocurrency as part of our fee. In May, We Are Open Cooperative also turned 5 years old. We celebrated this momentous occasion by launching our new website and adding more stuff to our free learning resource hub.
The Facebook Files helped raise the issue of personal data and ethics to the general public, and the EU’s Data Governance Act has helped put into practice many of the changes MyData Global has been advocating for.
An Outlook on 2022 JoloCom
For us, interoperability will remain a very present topic for the next year (https://jolocom.io/blog/can-we-avoid-a-ssi-babel/).
MEGA also joined the Good Elf Pass Initiative whose “interoperability blueprint” supports its crucial role as issuers of these credentials. The ground-breaking “Hypersleigh” blockchain standard will also support rapid delivery and high security for all Meaningful Gifts. #hypersleigh
The Hyperledger Mentorship Program is a structured hands-on learning opportunity for new developers who may otherwise lack the opportunity to gain exposure to Hyperledger open source development and entry to the technical community.
Check out these photos from IIW 1 in 2005
In November 2021, GLEIF partnered with Contour, a global network of banks, corporates and trade partners working together to revolutionize the trade finance industry by removing barriers to entry. The partnership enables the use of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) within Contour’s platform and puts digital identity at the heart of its proposition.
One reason the UK Government wants to abolish citizens’ rights to data protection is to create conditions for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to blossom. This, it says, will “bring incredible benefits to our lives”.