Identosphere 74 • DID Conference Korea • Verite Framework with Kim Hamilton and Centre • 33 MyData Operator Awards
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Mitigating Harms in Web3 4/1 Planetwork
Internet Identity Workshop 4/26-28, Mountain View, California
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DID Conference Korea
Kaliya created a channel on YouTube and shared some footage from the DID Conference Korea
DID Conference Korea - SSIfluencer (YT Playlist)
1-Keynote-1_Doc Searls_Human Identity.pdf DID Conference Korea
identity isn't about who you are. it's about what others might want or need to know about you, and how you let them know
What Is a Blockchain (SSI) Self-Sovereign Identity? Blockchain Africa Conference 2022
What is the value of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) for organisations and citizens? What are the current initiatives and traction of SSI in South Africa? What are the economic benefits and the hurdles to SSI adoption in South Africa?
Turning credentials into digital form isn’t new, but decentralizing identity goes beyond that. It gives individuals the ability to verify their credentials once and use them anywhere as proof of attestation.
On December 14th, Joao Rodrigues, Head of sector (Digital) Building Blocks at @European Commission participated in an #ebcTALKS of the European Blockchain Convention about "Where do we stand on Self-Sovereign Identity"?
In 2021 the European Commission announced the European digital identity wallet. This article explains the basic concepts, highlights the significance of this development and provides an overview of the status quo.
Overall, the creation of a new schema type via the SDK was not a straightforward process.
This is where Affinidi’s Schema Manager comes into play
Contributing to Complex Projects Mitchell H
Inspiration - for folks engaging with new code
As a frequent open source maintainer and contributor, I’m often asked: where do you start? How do you approach a new project with the goal of making meaningful changes? How can you possibly understand the internals of a complex project?
Identify use cases: A framework and examples will help you discover opportunities to create value for your organisation and stakeholders.
Select use cases: A matrix and different selection criteria will help you analyze and prioritize opportunities based on your strategy and requirements.
Select ecosystems: An elaboration of identity ecosystems and a simple approach for selecting the right one(s) based on your organisation’s operating model.
Plan your Implementation: Guidance for setting project requirements, technology selection and answering the question of “buy or build”.
Implement your Pilot: Tips to make sure you get the most out of your pilot project
NFT use cases can be found wherever there’s a need to digitally model ownership. In other words, the list of use cases is long and NFTs will likely be among the most important building blocks on which the digital world (or something like a metaverse) will be built.-
New major white paper by Phil Windley with the Blockchain Research Institute
the relationship view of identity, the nature of authentic digital relationships, the trust bases of identity systems, and the architecture of the identity metasystem, including decentralized identifier communication and the self-sovereign Internet. He then explores how to operationalize digital relationships and the potential of generative identities (e.g., verifiable credentials) and credential exchange. He concludes with a deep dive into self-sovereign identities in production: the UK National Health Service staff passport, Bonifii’s MemberPass for credit unions, the International Air Transport Association Travel Pass, and others.
The Shape of your Identity State of Identity Podcast
How are personal data and digital identity reshaping society? [...] Cameron D'Ambrosi is joined by Michael Becker, CEO of Identity Praxis, to discuss the evolution of the identity industry, the latest trends to follow (or flee), and predictions for the future of both consumer and enterprise digital identity.
New term for SSI: Reusable Identity
The Total Addressable Market is $32.8B in 2022, to reach $266.5B by 2027, with a CAGR of 68.9%. Today, the market is still nascent but is posed for strong growth.
Provisional Authenticity and Functional Privacy Phil Windley
Provisional authenticity and confidentiality can help us manage the trade offs between privacy and authenticity to support online accountability along with functional privacy.
personal data companies that have shown leadership by empowering individuals to control their personal data. As promoted by the European Commission, putting people in the centre of digital transformations is needed for a safe and sustainable digital future. Further, boosting data sharing and ensuring its trustworthiness is critical to reaping the benefits of our digitised lives.
As promoted by the European Commission, putting people in the centre of digital transformations is needed for a safe and sustainable digital future. Further, boosting data sharing and ensuring its trustworthiness is critical to reaping the benefits of our digitised lives. Organisations awarded with the MyData Operator Award are vital enablers for such a vision, providing value for companies and individuals alike.
Centre Consortium presents Verite with Kim Hamilton
Verite is a decentralized identity framework demonstrating end-to-end, ecosystem-scale crypto and DeFi prototypes. With Verite, our focus is iteratively building open protocols rather than a product or a platform.
Verite is based on open-source building blocks that are developed collaboratively at international standards organizations:
Founded by Coinbase and Circle in 2018, the mission is to provide the governance and standards for the future digital financial ecosystem.
We began by launching US Dollar Coin (USDC), a fiat-backed stablecoin and now the second largest stablecoin on the market. The standards we laid out for USDC provide a layer of trust and transparency so that users can operate with security and confidence as we enter a new world of digital payments.
Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing (DIVOC) - This is an open-source platform that enables countries to digitally orchestrate country-wide health campaigns such as vaccinations and certifications.
EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU-DCC) - This specification allows EU citizens and residents to have their digital health certificates issued and verified across the EU.
Smart Health Card (SHC) - This initiative encourages the development of open standards and technologies to connect people with their health data. Led by Microsoft, Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI), The Commons Project, and The MITRE Corporation, SHCs are seeing wide adoption across North America.
International Civil Aviation Organisation - Visible Digital Seal (ICAO-VDS) - This is a travel document verification to re-establish travel and trade through aviation.
Catalysing the KBW community WeAreOpenCoop
This post shows how being intentional about community building can help people feel welcome, safe, and able to contribute. It explores three ways in which WAO has collaborated with Participate to do this
Working Group of the Week
The purpose of the HXWG is to examine the design features of digital systems, their governance and the business processes that support them, which make interactions or actors trustable, in the contextual and subjective experience of those using them.
read a summary and watch the video of Lisa’s talk here on our Wiki or on our YouTube Channel here.
Links & Further Reading
HXWG Expert Series Summary including video of Lisa’s talk
The responsible tech guide is full of useful links and insights
Ethereum, we're happy to announce the alpha release of our Go library in order to enable any Go project to leverage SIWE
Identity not SSI
The paper documents the international movement towards Open Banking, Open Finance, and secure, consent driven access to all user data. It describes the OpenID Foundation and in particular the Financial-Grade API (FAPI) Working Group’s experience with Open Banking ecosystems internationally.
The paper introduces multi-device FIDO credentials, also informally referred to by the industry as “passkeys,” which enable users to have their FIDO login credentials readily available across all of the user’s devices.
Open Badges is now on the plateau of productivity Doug Belshaw
We’re no longer in the stage of “imagine a world…” but rather “here’s what’s happening, let’s talk about how this could be useful to you”.