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Vote for Kaliya’s two SXSW Sessions in the Panel Picker!!! ← so we can be accepted to speak in March voting ends Sunday.
`1. Open Standards: The Super Power of Digital ID with Kaliya, Karyl and Evin all women leaders in SSI.
This panel touches on digital ID history and focuses on recently standardized W3C decentralized identifier spec and verifiable credentials data model to show how adoption of products using these standards are impacting all kinds of markets, from Web 2 to Web3 and beyond.
2. How We (the People) Can Be Bigger Than Big Tech solo talk by Kaliya
Civil society leaders have struggled to understand the power that open Internet protocols have in enabling a fairer and more open digital future. As big tech continues to enclose our digital selves in high walls and capture our personal data for their commercial goals, it is crucial that civil society, together with the bigger business and tech community, forms an effective strategy against digital colonization by leveraging the emerging open standards for digital identity and personal data. These standards have enormous potential to support new digital public good via an identity layer of the Internet. Kaliya will outline some of the key digital ID standards, share real world implementations and explain how they can be used strategically and collectively to be “Bigger” than Big Tech.
Decentralized Web Camp 8/24-28 in Northern California (Kaliya’s attending & encouraging SSI folks to participate)
The Next Era of Trust and Data Exchange 9/1-2 Martin Donevski, Tim Schlagenhaufer (DIF member Bosch discusses their SSI implementation)
Hyperledger Global Forum 9/12-14 - Open Source Summit Europe Linux Foundation, Dublin Ireland 9/13-16 - Trust Over IP Summit (co-located with Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit Europe) Dublin, Ireland 9/14
Identity Week USA (formerly Connect:ID) Washington DC 10/4-5
Infrachain Summit 10/4 - The Summit is about real business – not the next hype. The event is centered on operational use cases in the world of 3rd party distributed trust.
Internet Identity Workshop #35 11/14-16, Mountain View CA
Future with Decentralized Identity SparkPlusTech
The changing landscape of digital identity by Tata Consultancy Services
vLEI 101 – Issuance and Wallets ubisecure
GlobaliD 101: ID wallets GlobalID
The Digital Identification & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) is seeking a Technical Writer to support the DIACC Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF). This is a 20-30 hours per week remote position with the potential to grow into a full-time role and can be performed from anywhere. This position is intended to be ongoing (long-term) in support of the development and maintenance life cycle of the PCTF.
How Blockchain Technology and Self-Sovereign Identity Enables the New Normal of Remote Learning, Training and Working Md Sabbir Hossain
Self-sovereign identity (SSI), an identity model that recognizes that an individual should own and control their identity, is likely to gain increased adoption in the near term as a tool that makes distance learning, hiring, and remote work more efficient. SSI improves security and allows seamless integration across platforms.
An autonomous reputation system reb00ted
we need to figure out how to give more power to “better” actors within a given community or context, and disempower or keep out the detractors and direct opponents. All without putting a centralized authority in place.
how can something as complicated as the international supply chain take fundamental trade practices and marry them with innovation so we can move at the speed of digitization? Join us for a mind-blowing discussion with Karyl Fowler, CEO at Transmute
the implementation of granular security measures to protect that data creates trusted networks between governments and the citizens they serve. Everyone wins.
we invite you to build hyperstructures with us with focus on NFTs, on-chain music ecosystems, a new generation of DAOs and Zora’s vast ecosystem of tools and smart contracts.
Verifiable Credentials Data Model v2.0 W3C (1st Draft Live)
Crossword wins NGI Atlantic funds for Verifiable Credentials project Crossword Cybersecurity
European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative to lead a project to test the OpenID Foundation’s protocols for transferring verifiable credentials. Crossword’s partners in this project are Spruce Inc from the USA and Fraunhofer from Germany
DIDComm & DIDComm Messaging Tim Vorgs, DATEV eG
Driven by our motivation to make SSI more adoptable, we built the world’s first turn-key, open source trust registry solution. This work was sponsored by the European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework Lab (eSSIF-Lab), which is an EU consortium that provides funding for projects that build SSI open source tools. Any ecosystem provider can use the trust registry implementation to enable governance in their verifiable data ecosystem.
Learn more about verifiable credentials and decentralized identity:
Spruce and TBD are the first two organizations to demonstrate support for all five JWS algorithms for JsonWebSignature2020 (Data Integrity Proofs) and JWTs, for VCs and W3C Verifiable Presentations (VPs), which is a major step toward vendor interoperability.
More details about the Conformance Test Suite that was developed by members of DIF and our interoperability test reports can be found here:
At TBD, we support open standards wherever appropriate, and all of our projects are open source.
The FTC is issuing an advanced notice of proposed rule-making to address commercial surveillance, the “business of collecting, analyzing, and profiting from information about people”. [...] The public can offer input on the FTC notice and the commission will hold a virtual public forum on 8 September.
The intention of the European Commission is to allow – or even force – acceptance in a wide range of sectors in the public and private domain and thereby ensure that identities are as wisely usable as possible (interoperability). The principle of consent will also be met, as it is already fulfilled with current eID solutions notified under eIDAS and other EU regulations, such as GDPR and PSD2. One of the explicit requirements of the proposal is selective disclosure, in line with GDPR’s rules on data minimalisation.
We’re excited to share that we launched the Ceramic Community Forum! The forum is the place to ask technical questions and receive support from your fellow community members and Ceramic’s core team
Bottom-up Trust Registry in Self Sovereign Identity Kai Jun Eer, Jesus Diaz, Markulf Kohlweiss Arxiv
we propose a trust registry design that handles the aspect of human trust in self sovereign identity. We also introduce an incentivisation mechanism for the trust registry in order to motivate each stakeholder to participate actively and honestly.
Self-sovereign identity and blockchain technology in public management: current results of pilot programs in missions
Fun Summer Reading
Steph oceans404.eth @0ceans404 twitter
DAOs Are the Next Unlock in Web3 Ontology
DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations), for over a year now, have proven they are a good mechanism for bringing people together along shared values and purpose. People with a shared mission have organized around those beliefs, powered by a variety of tools and methodologies to solve complex challenges together.
Most DAOs can be categorized in the following groups: Service, Protocol, Investment, Grants, Collector, Social, and Media DAOs.
“We had this moment where we realized it was so difficult for us – as people with master’s degrees in artificial intelligence and computer science – there was no way web3 could be accessible to people all who are just getting started to code,” says Viswanathan. “We wanted to figure out how to make it accessible to the entire world.”
Tornado Cash BANNED By OFAC... Is this the War on Crypto? Bankless Podcast
On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department made a smart contract illegal.
They can do that??
David walks you through the news, with multiple interviews from Jerry Brito and Collins Belton, two experts in the matter.
Web3 ID is a blockchain-based Authentication and Authorization system that puts user privacy first. Developers can grant access and verify end-user eligibility by requesting private data from users' non-custodial identity wallet apps. Always with the users’ consent.