Identosphere 89 • DID Core Approved for W3C Recommendation • chapi.io launches w VC playground • JFF & VC-EDU Plugfest
Upcoming Webinars, Videos, Podcasts, & other News on Verifiable Credentials, Decentralized Identity and Personal Data
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Upcoming - new August events IIW
The Business of Self-Sovereign Identity - IIW Special Topic 1/2 day event - August 4th
Digital Identity Across Asia - IIW Special Topic 1/2 day event- August 9th (Evening August 8th US)
Exploring digital identity for a Decentralized Society — a RadicalxChange Open Space (virtual) unConference - Save the Date August 16th and 18th.
Decentralized Web Camp 8/24-28 in Northern California (Kaliya’s attending & encouraging SSI folks to participate)
Hyper Ledger Global Forum 9/12-14
Open Source Summit Europe Linux Foundation , Dublin Ireland 9/13-16
Identity Week USA (formerly Connect:ID) Washington DC 10/4-5
Internet Identity Workshop #35 11/14-16, Mountain View CA
Unfinished & Filecoin Foundation offering grants from $10-100K to build a better internet with decentralized tech DEADLINE: July 18
We want to help you learn, explore, and educate others. These grants are intended to provide you with the support to catalyze your own learning in web3."
Application is just a paragraph; Individuals or organizations can apply;
developers face a dizzying number of standards to be compatible with—“SoulBound Tokens” and “Web5” being the latest additions to the litany of W3C, ISO, DIF, ToIP, and other existing specs. Trinsic offers teams a single API that acts as an abstraction layer that bridges ecosystems
3 years ago today, we started Trinsic to make decentralized identity real Tweet Thread by Riley
JFF & VC-EDU Plugfest #1: Leaping Towards Interoperable Verifiable Learning & Employment Records Kayaelle
With this badge, they qualify to participate in Plugfest #2 which will focus on issuing and displaying LER VCs. Plugfest #2 will take place in November 2022 with plans to meet in person the day before the Internet Identity Workshop on November 14 in Mountainview, CA.
DID Core advances to recommendation
Objections overruled by W3C director approving the DIDCore specification as a W3C Recommendation W3C
The DID core specification is approved to advance to W3C Recommendation.
In its next chartered period the Working Group should address and deliver proposed standard DID method(s) and demonstrate interoperable implementations.
Decentralized Identifiers (DID) 1.0 specification approved as W3C Recommendation Identity Foundatoin
Announcing the Decentralized Identifiers (DID) v1.0 specification as an open web standard signals that it is technically sound, mature, and ready for widespread adoption.
Kaliya was elected to the DIF steering committee Decentralized Identity Foundation
Thanks for your Votes!
The six elected candidates are Sam Curren (Indicio Tech), Daniel Buchner (Block), Karyl Fowler (Transmute), Rouven Heck (Consensys Mesh, Executive Director at DIF), Markus Sabadello (DanubeTech) & Kaliya Young (Identity Woman). Sam, Karyl, Markus and Rouven have been re-elected
our evolution to a public-interest non-profit is not just to continue our community effort, but to mature and grow to meet the needs of the web of the future.
By recognising the pivotal importance of verified attributes and the potential role of personal data stores in enabling the sharing of these attributes, it is opening the door to actually solving the problem of identity. At last.
DID method traits are testable properties about DID methods that can help implementers tame complexity and choose the right DID method(s) for their use case.
this article describes a simple approach to revoke verifiable credentials and a decentralized and efficient way to index and query those revoked credentials using the Graph protocol.
Keep Badges Weird is about breaking boundaries: How the KBW community is convening systems WeAreOpenCoop
We do not assume prior knowledge of Open Badges or Verifiable Credentials. We recognise and celebrate those who can share their experience. Anyone interested in badges or integrating Open Recognition are welcome to join.
chapi.io launches, includes VC playground Manu Sporny CCG
that helps developers integrate Verifiable Credential issuance, holding, and presentation into their applications
New Report on Limits of “Consent” in New Zealand's Data Protection Law - Future of Privacy Forum FPF (report)
notice and consent requirements for processing personal data in New Zealand’s data protection law;
the status of alternative legal bases for processing personal data which permit processing of personal data without consent if the data controller undertakes a risk impact assessment (e.g., legitimate interests); and
statutory bases for processing personal data without consent and exceptions or derogations from consent requirements in-laws and regulations.
“The results of the survey certainly underline the need for this pioneering European initiative aiming at offering the most convenient user experience (UX) at the highest level of security,” the company adds
What is Self-Sovereign Identity? TangleLabs
How Do Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identities Work? Oxford Computer Group
Digital Identity: Past; Present; Future Hypersign
What Is Self-Sovereign Identity? Trinsic
Verifiable credentials are interesting because they can introduce the scale that you need to provide access to these pools without necessarily having to maintain a white list of addresses. Since verifiable credentials are not held on-chain, you don’t have the same overhead
there are several great posts on the Avast blog that show the combined thinking of the Avast, Evernym, and SecureKey teams:
Our vision has always been that anyone, anywhere should be able to create and own their self-sovereign digital identity. And along with that identity, they should get a wallet, providing them access to basic financial services.
Cardea has laid the foundation for something much bigger than Covid testing. Verifiable credential technology provides a way for all kinds of health data to be shared in a privacy-preserving and security-enhanced way.
KERI OOBI: Out-Of-Band-Introductions for discovery and validation of IP resources for KERI autonomic IDs
KERI - re-inventing everything
Without a middleman, communication is one-on-one (also called peer-to-peer). With peer-to-peer communication that is cryptographical verifiable, you can be absolutely sure about who said what. And to do that, you need KERI’s globally available, self-certifiying, self-addressing identifiers to repair the internet.
you can use any blockchain you would like. For the sake of this guide, we will focus on Solidity, which is the programming language for the Ethereum Virtual Machine.
Soulbound Tokens, Self-Sovereign Identity, and the Pursuit of a Universal Identity Standard Conor Healy
The lack of a universal identity standard is holding us back; it’s harming collaborative processes and opening the door for bad actors and scams which breed mistrust and stigmatize the entire industry.
The Ceramic Network is a decentralized data network that aims to bring composable data to Web 3 dapps. There are many types of data that Ceramic can work with, but for this guide we can treat Ceramic like a decentralized NOSQL document database.
Women’s Rights and Technology Intersection feel very poignant this week
If they don’t start listening to the warnings of human rights experts, sex workers, LGBTQ+ folks, and reproductive rights groups, Democrats could help right-wing zealots achieve their goal: mass censorship of online content about abortion.
On Abortion and Data MyData
A basic insight of MyData is that the current systems of data are asymmetrical, imbalanced, and unfair. A basic motivation of MyData is to fix this by addressing business, legal, technical, and societal aspects of those systems.
Identity not SSI
Fixing Web Login Phil Windley - Getting rid of passwords will mean we need to authenticate less often
Thoughtful Pieces not SSI particularly
I have developed a pet peeve for "technosolutionism": the notion that a sufficiently innovative technology can solve a social problem, or a business problem, without complex and nuanced changes to social and business practice.
What does ‘open’ mean to you? WeAreOpenCoop
you can see the shift to words such as ‘inclusivity’ and phrases such as ‘being more accessible’ or ‘getting everyone involved’.
Technical Design and Development of SSI Management Platform for Patient-Centric Health Care Blockchain Healthcare Today
we leveraged the Hyperledger Indy blockchain framework to store patient’s decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and the schemas or format for each credential type. In contrast, the credentials containing patient data are stored ‘off-ledger’ in each person’s wallet and accessible via a computer or smartphone.