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Internet Identity Workshop #24 4/26-28, [Sold Out] Mountain View, California
Exploring Digital ID Online - Continuum Loop - 4/27
European Identity & Cloud Conference celebrates its 15th edition Berlin - 5/10-13 (Kaliya will be there 12-13)
European Identity and Cloud Conference 2022. Berlin 2022- 5/10-13
Kaliya hosting a meetup in London likely on May 17th details TBD
ID4Africa Marrakesh, Morocco 6/15-16 (Kaliya will be there in advance of the conference starting June 11 through the 17th)
Kaliya hosting a meetup in the Netherlands on June 18th details TBD - reach out if you want to help her organize it.
Thoughtful Biometrics Workshop - Mid July virtual several days over 2 weeks.
Decentralized Web Camp August 24-28 in Northern California (Kaliya will be attending and encourages SSI folks to participate)
Affinidi is Hiring (A LOT)
“I am thrilled to welcome executives of this caliber to our team,” said David Puth, CEO of Centre. “Both Linda and Danielle bring an abundance of experience that will guide our organization as we create standards for the burgeoning blockchain space.”
Join here https://discord.com/invite/F4Qw7h6Sr9
Global Standards Mapping Initiative ContinuumLoop
This past November, the GBBC released The Global Standards Mapping Initiative 2.0, updating the standards published in 2020. The GBBC is a strong proponent of standardization and intends to serve as a baseline for establishing frameworks and standards that will allow for adoption and innovation.
The arrow for “Issue Credentials” is exactly the same as “Send Presentation,” leading us to believe these activities are similar, but how are they similar? We can’t adequately answer these questions by looking at the above picture and the specification doesn’t provide a ton of help either…
WG Meeting of the week
VC-Educational Task Force VCEdu Mailing List
Dmitri Zagidulin: “with invisi edu here we've got two pressing problems [...] verifiable credentials that are going to be displayed in wallets but we also would like to bind them to more traditional display artifacts such as PDFs and that's what James is going to be talking about and the second one is [..] we want issuers to [...] at least advise to wallets, verifiers, and other software how to display the credential”
One of the clearest areas of digital identity where we see the impact of not doing enough to include vulnerable people is authentication – the point where a user must verify their identity in order to gain access to a service.
Catalyzing your Digital Transformation Journey Kuppinger Cole
The KuppingerCole Identity Fabric, an indispensable component in modeling future-proof IAM concepts has just been extended and updated in some details. As a framework and guideline describing a modern, future proof and adaptable IAM, it demands and promotes seamless and secure access for every actor to all required resources.
Can Self-Sovereign Identity Deliver Business Value? Walton College
As Mary Lacity and Erran Carmel explore in their whitepaper, “Implementing Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) for a digital staff passport at UK NHS,” the lessons learned by the NHS may point towards ways of unlocking new business value.
The global market for identity and access management was $9.53 billion USD in 2018 and is expected to reach $24.76 billion USD by the end of 2026, showing a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast year.
Switchboards, our enterprise-grade self sovereign identity and access management solution built on the W3C administered decentralized identifier standard. Examples include Stedin’s identity and access management solution, CAISO flex alert, and our work with Vodafone, Kigen, and KORE wireless.
SpruceID’s $34M Raise
With the new funding, Spruce will spearhead research in cutting-edge privacy and usability technology for identity, grow its product teams, and continue to execute on partnerships across the ecosystem.
Founders in Focus: Wayne Chang of Spruce Market Screener
Each month we highlight one of the founders of Okta Ventures' portfolio companies.
The company won an RFP from the Ethereum Foundation and Ethereum Name Service (ENS) to develop a standardized “sign-in with Ethereum” feature that could be interoperable with web2 identity systems [...] to let [users] control what information a platform receives about them when they sign in rather than automatically surrendering the data to the platform
we have done extensive research & development into a use-case to let employees regain control over their career-related data. Therefore receiving the maximum development grant of €106.000 (funded by the European Commission) to bring our MVP into production.
PCDS-DP - Product Circularity Data Sheets Digital Passport
ESSIF 4 Logistics - SSI based authorization for cross- border government and business representatives in logistics
Symfoni AS - Infrastructure to facilitate payments for verifiable credentials
Datarella GmbH - Go Aries – Enabling CL-Support on Aries Framework Go
In April 2022, DINZ launched a broad-scope members’ Working Group in response to the increasing challenges for some groups in society to participate fully in Aotearoa’s digital transformation, with the aim of providing baseline supporting guidance to inform policy and service design.
DINZ’s annual Consumer Research Digital Identity NZ
Scrolling Infographic! It looks fun and has some good info in it.
‘Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.’ These wise words from Maya Angelou encapsulate the key findings from our 2020 trust and identity research.
Summary of Public Engagement of the Digital Strategy for Aotearoa discussion document New Zealand Govt.
The discussion document stated that a Digital Strategy for Aotearoa (the Strategy) would need to respond to the social, economic, education and cultural opportunities from digital technology, along with the risks that these technologies could bring.
Credential fraud has, unfortunately, become commonplace in today’s instant electronic age. Especially problematic in higher education, credential fraud has spiralled into a multi-billion-dollar industry
Self-Sovereign Identity User Scenarios in the Educational Domain Educause Review
Due to the high level of international mobility in the academic sector, insular solutions relying on only one national type of government-issued digital ID card will be insufficient
The challenges universities are facing.
Digital transcripts and credentials.
How universities can support students beyond graduation.
The benefits for universities, students, and employers.
I hope that once again I can put all my physical documents back into the sock drawer of my dresser and feel like my identity is as secure as it was in 1997.
Technical Design and Development of a Self-Sovereign Identity Management Platform for Patient-Centric Healthcare Using Blockchain Technology
Clinical data in the United States is highly fragmented, stored in numerous different databases, and are defined by service providers or clinical specialties rather than by individuals or their families. […] We describe the technical design decisions of a patient-centric decentralized health identity management system using blockchain technology, called MediLinker, to address some of these
Use Sudo Platform’ Decentralized Identity Capabilities to Rapidly Deliver Customer Privacy Solutions Anonyme
In this 5-part series, we’ll look at how enterprises can rapidly deliver customer privacy solutions with the Sudo Platform digital identities and decentralized identity capabilities.
Top 5 Must Read Articles on Data Privacy by Affinidi
sure to give you a whole new perspective of data privacy.
John Oliver on Surveillance Capitalism Phil Windley
he didn't just explain it. He took some steps to do something about it.
On anti-crypto toxicity Molly White
Despite crypto’s unquestionably right-libertarian roots, and the continuing prevalence of those politics in crypto today, we’re also seeing people asking questions like:
How can we create a more equitable financial system, where everyone has access to banking services?
The Future of the Metaverse. Marketoonist (h/t Tom Fishburne)
rules of engagement haven’t changed when it comes to the necessity to create value for consumers
Biometrics not SSI
The PopID platform will allow us to eliminate the dependence on cards and phones at our events
customers will first need to register their palm(s) using a scanner at the store.
My Voice is my Password State of Identity
cutting edge of biometric voice recognition technology, and its potential to transform identity verification and the user experience across channels.