Identosphere 64 • Global Verifiable Credential Adoption • did:indy $70,000 Coding Challenge • Marlinspike on Web3
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The "Completing the Framework" Open Call eSSIF-Lab (until 1/15/22)
Data Space Launchpad MyData • Until 2/22
Add support for "did:indy" to Hyperledger Indy Node and Indy VDR </>Code With Us
Accpting Applications until 1/10 4:00 PM PST
The total funding for the challenge is $70,000CDN and is divided into 4 phases. The first 3 phases require the use of Python working on the Indy Node and Indy Plenum repos, while the 4th phase requires Rust development in the Indy VDR repo.
The Asymmetry of Open Source Matt Holt
Many people view funding open source as a moral or ethical problem at its core: essentially, companies should pay for what they use (if a project accepts payment) because not doing so is exploitation. I sympathize with this perspective, but I believe a more helpful one is of economics and incentives, because we can reason about money more objectively and constructively this way.
One of the biggest problems in open source software development today is that it’s that the majority of open source software is written by developers as side projects on their nights and weekends. Out of the mix of developers who do produce software in their nights and weekends only a small sliver of them receive any funding for their work.
Global Verifiable Credential Adoption Trinsic (Notion)
🔥 This is a community resource for tracking the adoption of verifiable credentials around the world. Please have a look around and join 10+ others who have contributed!
All of us have multiple identities at any point. We are sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, parents, partners, friends, colleagues, and more to different people.
Decentralized identity is an emerging concept becoming more popular for online consumers by eliminating the need to pass personal identifiable information (PII) to an ever-increasing number of companies. However, in practice, decentralized identity has only existed for a handful of years, and its potential is still being discovered. So how did we get here?
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.
Identity management is key to increasing security, reducing fraud and developing a seamless customer experience Identity Praxis
Identity management is an iterative process with three core elements – initial identification, authentication (re-identifying the individual) and verification (ensuring the individual is who they claim to be)
Enterprises employ a vast array of technologies to execute these processes which are growing in scope and complexity
Understanding why identity management is necessary to enterprises and how this creates opportunities for vendors
Super Apps Or Smart Wallets? David G.W. Birch
There's plenty of talk of super apps around at the moment as a variety of players attempt to become the western equivalent of the Asian app giants such as Alipay, Gojek and Kakao. But how do you get from a digital wallet to a super app?
Human Authority Moxy Marlinspike
Is anonymity good? - lets ask this wife
Magic Product Updates: December Edition MagicLabs
Since our last product update, we’ve launched a multifaceted set of capabilities that enable you to do more with Magic.
Passwords and zero-trust and pink locker rooms, oh my! In this episode, Mike discusses IdRamp, what self-sovereign identity is, why we still have passwords today, zero-trust, what the near future holds, pink locker rooms!, his path to IdRamp, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Swisscom partners with Orell Füssli for identity Ledger Insights
This isn’t Swisscom Blockchain’s first identity partnership. It also has a relationship with Adresta, which developed a digital identity solution for watches.
Interview with IAMX -Self-Sovereign Identity SSI Spicy Dumpling Show
insights on what IAMX does, how can users and telcos can benefit from it, and why would users be interested in and trust IAMX. Later we talked about the recording and securing of biometric information. IAMX is having an ISPO
Is the Self-Sovereign digital identity the future digital business registry? GORAN VRANIC, ANDREJA MARUSIC
An automatized Identity and Access Management system for IoT combining SSI and smart contracts Montassar Naghmouchi, Hella Kaffel, and Maryline Laurent
This paper proposes a blockchain-based identity and access management system for IoT – specifically smart vehicles- as an example of use-case, showing two interoperable blockchains, Ethereum and Hyperledger Indy, and a self-sovereign identity model.
MSFT does know how to do to JSON-LD they just pretend not to
DTDL is based on JSON-LD and is programming-language independent. DTDL isn't exclusive to Azure Digital Twins, but is also used to represent device data in other IoT services such as IoT Plug and Play.
The human impact of identity exclusion in financial service Caribou Digital
we spoke to a range of participants who are or who have felt excluded from financial systems for different reasons and we’ll be sharing these stories over the next few months. This research is the foundation for Women in Identity to build an Identity Code of Conduct — a set of guiding principles and a framework for inclusive ID-product development.
Data: A New Direction — But Which Direction? Alan Mitchell
This is the fifth and final blog in our series about the UK Government’s proposals for data protection reform — “Data: A New Direction”. Previous blogs focused on the thinking behind the proposals. This blog summarises what the main proposals are.
Joining forces towards European digital credentials European Commission
Who Do You Trust With Your Wallet? State of Identity (not ssi)
Sweden's Freja eID is a pinnacle example of government-approved digital identity, all from the convenience of your mobile wallet. Join host Cameron D'Ambrosi as he kicks off 2022 with Kristofer von Beetzen, Chief Product Officer of Freja eID. They dive into the burning questions for eID including who should control identity, why and when you shouldn't host identity data yourself
LEGO & Learning Economy: Gearing up with Super Skills ID Foundation
The Super Skills app combines a custodial wallet (Torus) and Ceramic VC/storage tooling to give children private, exportable, future-proof achievement records – a self-sovereign educational credentialing system in miniature.
Board participation requires a substantial investment of time and energy. It is a volunteer effort that should not be undertaken lightly. Should you be elected, expect to be called upon to serve both on the board and on its committees. You should have your employer’s agreement to attend two or more in-person board meetings a year, which are typically collocated with important identity conferences around the world.
Previous Chair, Antti “Jogi” Poikola commented: I am delighted to be succeeded by Viivi Lähteenoja as MyData Global’s Chair. […] Viivi’s experience both in and out of the MyData community make her excellently qualified to open up new dialogues on how personal data can empower people and communities.
My first impressions of web3 Moxie Marlinspike
This guy gets it ^^^^^
Given the history of why web1 became web2, what seems strange to me about web3 is that technologies like ethereum have been built with many of the same implicit trappings as web1.
Personally, I think enough money has been made at this point that there are enough faucets to keep it going, and this won’t just be a blip. If that’s the case, it seems worth thinking about how to avoid web3 being web2x2 (web2 but with even less privacy) with some urgency.
Defining the web3 stack Edge & Node
This post will be a living document that I keep up with as I learn, experiment, and gather feedback from developers building in web3.
Using Reputation in DAO Governance Ontology
a16z, the famous venture capital company, is entering the DAO field through investments into DAO projects, such as the recent investments in social DAO project, FWB.
Passwordless authentication is a fundamental shift in how people will access their tools and information online, and it will provide more security, prevent billions in losses, and create greater transparency.
The dark side of COVID vaccine
Scores of illicit vendors are capitalising on vaccine scepticism in Europe and North America by selling counterfeit Covid-19 vaccination and test certificates for Bitcoin.