Identosphere 85 • Microsoft Entra • W3ID Soulbound + SSI • ISO 23249 DLT systems for identity management
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ID4Africa Marrakesh 6/15-16 (Kaliya will be there in advance)
IAM and SSI: A Combined Approach to Digital Identity 6/15 TOIP
Kaliya hosting a meetup in the Netherlands on 6/18 (details TBD) reach out if interested
Identiverse in Denver 6/21-24 (Kaliya is talking there)
Velocity Network is hosting a Membership Assembly July 13-14 in NYC
Decentralized Web Camp 8/24-28 in Northern California (Kaliya’s attending & encouraging SSI folks to participate)
Internet Identity Workshop #35 11/14-16, Mountain View California
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What is Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) with PeterMcCormack @justinrezvani (short clip)
Understanding Online Identity EducatedGuessWork (broad contextualization)
Decentralized Identity: The Basics of Decentralized Identity Microsoft
ISO/TR 23249:2022 – Overview of existing DLT systems for identity management ISO
Ontario (a province in Canada) just had an election last week and Darrell thinks: Digital ID Can Increase Voter Participation
I’m not an expert on the election process, and this is just my opinion. I’ve been lazy in past elections, and I’d be lying if I said I’ve voted in every one. As a citizen, I believe ease and accessibility have a lot to do with it.
January Walker US Congress UT04
Solution: Election Integrity & Expanded Voter Access w/ blockchain voting & Self Sovereign Identity https://tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvX1uy/
Can SSI fit within the GDPR?: a Conceptual Data Protection Analysis (Part I)
while SSI principles incorporate similar notions to the provisions and principles in the GDPR, closer analysis shows that they might have different meanings.
Open Recognition is for every type of learning From cold hard credentialing to warm fuzzy recognition
we want to explain what we talk about when we talk about Open Recognition. It builds on this previous post, and aims to move from the abstract to practicalities.
Hyperledger Ursa code review Hyperledger
Rooted in a “trust but verify” mindset, several Canadian public sector entities and Interac (Canada’s interbank network) sponsored a project at the Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada (IDLab) to perform a security and cryptography code review of Hyperledger Ursa (full report is available here).
Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) at T-Systems MMS: Interview mit Mujtaba Idrees, T-Systems MMS 7min video on YouTube
► Dr. Ivan Gudymenko, Subject Matter Lead SSI and Confidential Computing, T-Systems MMS
►Mujtaba Idrees, Advanced Software Engineer, T-Systems MMS
► Credentials as a Service Providing Self Sovereign Identity as a Cloud Service Using Trusted Execution Environments
Spruce Developer Update #20
We've set up a release pipeline and had our first witnessed deployment for the ENS Community-Maintained OIDC IdP (more info here)
Updates on Kepler including implementing support for CACAO-ZCAPs, improved the `put` function to make it easier to store objects of different types, and added support for listing objects by prefix: kepler-sdk#40 kepler#115.
EBSI Demo Day (presentation) (video playlist)
first time since the launch of the Early Adopters Programme in 2021, we are ready to showcase, in real-time and with real data, the outcomes of the EBSI multi-university pilot.
Secure access for a connected world—meet Microsoft Entra
Microsoft Entra is our new product family that encompasses all of Microsoft’s identity and access capabilities. The Entra family includes Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), as well as two new product categories: Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) and decentralized identity
Enter Microsoft Entra KuppingerCole
indicative of the importance Microsoft is giving to new capability launches, like those of Verified ID and Permissions Management
Streamlining employee onboarding: Microsoft’s response to the Great Reshuffle Microsoft
As our 2022 Work Trend Index, Great Expectations: Making Hybrid Work Work, revealed, employees have a new “worth it” equation and are voting with their feet.
SSI fixes this
A Passwordless Future Needs Portability Birchtree
FIDO’s current proposal has no mechanism for bulk-transferring passkeys between ecosystems.
There’s a big problem with Apple and Google’s plans to nix passwords
Eliminating the password means trusting that big tech companies won’t lock you into their platforms.
The Perils of Pre-Copernican Data Strategy Alan Mitchell, MyDex
Today, ‘everyone’ including powerful actors and decision-makers like the UK Government ‘just know’ that organisations are the centre of the personal data universe, and that everyone else including citizens revolves around these organisations.
Bolt drivers in Nigeria are illicitly selling their accounts, putting passengers at risk RestofWorld
“I asked the driver why the app showed me a different driver’s face, and he claimed Bolt blocked his account so he was using his brother’s.”
The Open Network for Digital Commerce project shows early signs of adoption RestofWorld
Once ONDC is implemented, a user shopping on any app that is registered with the network will see products from the catalogs of multiple sellers — e-commerce apps, listed local stores, small merchants, among others— and can choose who they want to purchase from.
SSI + Web3
There's been a misunderstanding around SBTs. The uproar misses the point AnastasiaU.ETH
an epic thread on twitter unpacking the uproar about the DeSoc paper relative to DID/VCs and NFTs/SBTs.
Headline Introduces Creator-Controlled, Subscription-Based Publishing
The publishing protocol uses Unlock’s NFT-based access system and Ceramic’s decentralized data protocol to give creators full control over their content, communities and monetization.
The Golden Era of Web3 Identity Donald Bullers
We've entered the “in it for the tech” phase.
Attention now shifts to builders and a heads down mentality can lead to the creation of some of the most intriguing Web3 companies to date.
Exploring Soulbound tokens (SBT) and their application in web3 CryptoSapiens (twitter spaces download)
Tokenomics: Three Foundations for Creating a Token Economy Rebecca Rachmany
people think a token is an easy way to raise money, which it is, relative to many other ways of raising money. But keep in mind that every step you take in your entrepreneurial journey is just a step closer to the next, usually bigger, problem.
Web3 Architecture and Tech Stack : A Beginners Guide Yashovardhan Agrawal, Web3Auth
Let’s transition our knowledge from Web2 to Web3 and know which technologies support what.
Who Are We in the Metaverse, and How Do We Prove It? Coindesk
we must work to preserve the freedom of individuals to self-identify by building those technical capabilities into the DNA of Web 3.
How GAIN Happens, Slowly Then All at Once OpenID
GAIN is marked by a cross sector, crowd sourced, open, global due diligence. GAIN’s self organized participants are actively seeking evidence that disconfirms the GAIN hypothesis.
Key ToIP Take Aways from EIC TOIP
OpenID for Verifiable Credentials [...]
The goal of this whitepaper is to inform and educate the readers about the work on the OpenID for Verifiable Credentials (OpenID4VC) specifications family. It addresses use-cases referred to as Self-Sovereign Identity, Decentralized Identity, or User-Centric Identity.
DIACC 2022 Industry Survey Report DIACC
The intent of the DIACC Industry Survey was to identify any pain points Canadian industries have that prevent the use of trusted Digital Identity.