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Identosphere 69 • Birth of vLEI • Privacy in a Datafied Society • Web3 Value Chain
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Rise of Self Sovereign Identity in the New Economy 2/17 Bridge Advisory and Consulting
DID Conference Korea 2022 2/21-22 (Kaliya is speaking)
Data Space Launchpad MyData • Until 2/22
Decentralized Autonomous Organizations to revolutionize the way we work? Alex Puig • Caelum Labs 2/24
What Makes A Successful SSI Strategy? 3/1 Evernym
Verifiable credentials and verifiable credential management technology offer a direct and secure channel between an organization and its stakeholders. Learn how they bring control over digital identity and build trust with organizations – from health credentials to college degrees.
As S. Shakthi and I noted in a recent research paper, digital identity systems are widely seen as datafiers by virtue of their core property of reducing the person to machine-readable data. A datafier is a system that performs the crucial operation of converting the physical into digital. A different, contrasting view is also emerging in research: digital identity systems are increasingly seen as platforms, i.e. “technological building blocks” on which different types of complements can be constructed.
This whitepaper is an attempt to understand identity from a governance perspective and the various methods of identification used. In particular, it'll analyse India's digital identity infrastructure – its motivations, the benefits it has yielded, and the dangers that might adversely impact it.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Building a Relationship Economy Doc Searls
Is there something new that open source development methods and values can bring to the economy? How about something old?
It will give government organizations, companies, and other legal entities worldwide the capacity to use non-repudiable identification data pertaining to their legal status, ownership structure and authorized representatives in a growing multitude of digital business activities
Using KERI, vLEIs can be created and utilized independently of any specific organization, with the highest levels of security, privacy, and ease of use. KERI also enables GLEIF and the vLEI trust ecosystem to operate under GLEIF’s governance framework, unencumbered by the governance of external systems, including those of blockchains and distributed ledger consortia.
Please join me in thanking George and Ashish, as well as the other directors, for their service to the Foundation and the community at large. And thanks to all members for your continued investment of time and membership that drives the Foundation’s efforts.
Affinidi’s SDK enables you to issue Verifiable Credentials (VCs), register accounts, collect and validate information, verify VCs, and more.
How to protect privacy in a datafied society? A presentation of multiple legal and conceptual approaches Oskar J. Gstrein & Anne Beaulieu
serves as a key resource to analyse the usefulness of the approaches in the context of the increasing datafication of both private and public spheres.
New interesting software
Ben Werdmuller presents the Werd Cloud
In this figure, a "host" is some server, somewhere. In Web 1.0, it was just the machine under my desk with no notion of users other than me. Web 2.0 separated the need to host the content from the desire to generate it.
User-centric data on Web3 Ceramic
What if there was a way to give users full sovereign control over their data while getting access to not just the data from your application but many other compatible ones? What if you could promise users that their information would live in a decentralized network where no individual application developer or company could choose to take it down or tamper with, that they own their data in the truest sense?
The metaverse is coming for your biometric and health data Disruptive Asia
A couple of years ago, we were concerned about our social media data sharing our political views, location, and personal details. It may sound now entirely innocent compared to today, when technology companies now want to collect your biometric and health data and begin to build virtual realities and digital copies of you based on that data.
Web3 is the new trendy name for the decentralized web.
Web1 is read-only, Web2 is read-write, Web3 is read-write-own.
Web3 is a money layer for the internet.
Web3 is an identity layer for the internet.
Value Chain of the Open Metaverse Notboring
Despite the large sums of money made by the people who own Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other altcoins, I’ve always viewed the Web3 movement as anti-capitalist. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The movement is really about doing one of the most capitalist things there is: cutting out the middleman. It means that instead of value accruing to the Aggregators, there can be a more direct connection between suppliers and consumers.