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NEW! Exploring Digital Identity for Policy Makers 9/19 London, UK (by Kaliya Young & Newspeak House)
Self-Sovereign Identity - Blockchain’s Killer Application?! 9/27 Cryptovalley. Switzerland/Online
Blockchain Expo 9/20-21 Amsterdam\Online
European Blockchain Week 9/29-10/5 Slovenia and Croatia
Identity Week USA (formerly Connect:ID) Washington DC 10/4-5
Infrachain Summit 10/4 about real business – not the next hype
Internet Identity Workshop #35 11/14-16, Mountain View CA
New Community Project
This project produced by Kaliya’s consultancy with Lucy Yang and Sponsored by Spruce will be focused on:
Enabling a bigger ecosystem of players to take advantage of mobile driving licenses by making sure the VCs are a viable alternative for implementers to the ISO 18013–5 standard, and are compatible to the fullest extent possible of the outputs of ISO working groups.
Giving both VC and mDL wallet vendors equal opportunity to compete and providing users with options by urging the open-up of privileged, internal APIs for all wallet vendors and developers.
The first phase of the project will focus on gathering input from stakeholders who are working in the areas where these two standards overlap. The goal is to come up with a list of recommendations to foster greater alignment between the two efforts.
Decentralized Identifiers ExplodingTopics
After leaving IBM he is talking publicly in his new role at Discover for the first time
What is transitive trust? And how does it differ from how trust gets established otherwise (e.g., through backend API calls)?
The missing role in the trust triangle: The Examiner.
using attestations from multiple issuers helps to create more trust.
How Issuance can become a business model for many trusted service providers.
Some challenges with the mDL (ISO/IEC 18013) standard.
The benefits of using a Microcredentials approach.
New Badged Open Course: Decentralising Education Using Blockchain Technology Alexander.Mikroyannidis (from CCG)
Available on the Open University’s OpenLearn Create platform and is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Upon completion of the course, learners earn a free statement of participation.
Getting Started with Self-Sovereign Identity Kaliya & Lucy via Linux Foundation and EdX… coming soon
Gain a solid foundation on self-sovereign identity (SSI) with a 360 degree overview of its evolutionary journey, key concepts, standards, technological building blocks, use cases, real-world examples and implementation considerations.
Web3, Web5 & SSI Timothy Ruff
Why the SSI community should escape Web3 and follow Jack Dorsey and Block into a Web5 big tent, with a common singular goal: the autonomous control of authentic data and relationships.
USCIS make public announcement about their plants to use Verifiable Credentials for Immigration credentials
Very interesting #FedID presentation on @USCIS plans for digital immigration credentials. Looking to use the @w3c Verifiable Credentials standard - this may be the first use of VCs at scale in the US government.
January Walker is running for office in Utah’s 4th district
FTC begins a process around regulating Commercial Surveillance and ensuring Data Security
The comments on its 95 questions are due October 21.
See the comments Kaliya made in her 2 min along with links to the questions and more information about the process.
Response to Kailiya’s post on AnnonCreds
A response to Identity Woman's recent blog post about Anoncreds Kyle Den Hartog
It’s only when I started to take a step back that I realized that the architecture of Indy being a private, permissioned ledger leaves it heading in the same direction as many large corporations now extinct browser and intranet projects for many of the same reasons.
when we realized our customers were facing critical limitations caused by the underlying tech stack, we began developing an updated version of our platform that would reduce our dependency on these technologies and enable a better platform for our customers.
Response to Kaliya’s “Being Real” Post by Daniel Hardman
The post surfaces an important topic and contains some truth worth telling. I salute Kaliya for that, and for the honorable intentions behind her writing. However, the post also contains some factual errors, and its narrative both assumes and invites conclusions that I consider unjustified.
Great overview @IdentityWoman It matches with many conversations we had in the community in recent years, as well as observations we made ourselves at @GETJolocom. I hope it will help to make these issues more widely discussed and hopefully get them addressed.
Excellent post. No matter how great a tech or framework is, I am always on the lookout for its Achilles’ heel.
how to explain digital identity to people outside of the identity industry, why is it important for everyone to understand, and what the industry can do to improve the understanding of identity for everyone.
Trust Registries in the Real World Continuum Loop
Trust Registries allow us to know that the various shared credentials (e.g. proof of insurance) are accurate. A Homeowner can ask their Digital Wallet to verify an insurance Credential that the Contractor is honest.
Most are probably not "written" in the normally understood sense of the word (auto-scraping and ctrl-c and ctrl-v isn't writing). Many are probably not written by a person at all.
Centralized\Federated vs Self Sovereign dominiumssi
There is a real opportunity to combine technology that is being developed with the concept of BYO Identity that will create a new identity framework where you own and control your data.
• Part 1: What a smart and humanistic approach to digital identity would like
• Part 2: The Trust Triangle — the system of issuers, holders, and verifiers that illustrates how identity works (and how it’s broken, today)
• Part 3: Why the ID Wallet is the first step toward achieving a new vision for digital identity
• Part 4: Why every company is an identity company
Updates on Sign in with Ethereum, Kepler, DIDKit, Rebase
FPX Junction is a cloud-based set of software products which provide fine-grained API authorization and user centric identity management capabilities.
Verifiable Credentials Support – Evolving to support Verifiable Credentials, FPX Junction includes an updated digital wallet API which enables the holding, receiving and presentation of W3C Verifiable Credentials using W3C Decentralized Identifiers. FPX Junction meets requirements for Aries Interop Profile 2.0 and DIDComm based credential exchanges.
The DID and VC W3C standards are core building blocks to enable Decentralized Identity scenarios. The Auth0 Lab team has been following the space closely, and we're excited to support Dock with this important work.
We believe an open standards-based Decentralized Identity system can unlock a new set of experiences that give users and organizations greater control over their data—and deliver a higher degree of trust and security for apps, devices, and service providers.
You will be able to learn how we can integrate existing centralized IDM solutions like Oracle Identity Cloud Service, OKTA identity Management, Sailpoint or Saviynt with SSI solutions like Hyperledger Aries, Spherity, or Trinsic to issue Verifiable credentials at the enterprise level as per business requirement.
This release includes major updates to the front-end Switchboard web application as well as the back-end libraries and components, giving companies access to the full suite features offered by legacy identity access management solutions in a decentralized architecture.
Takeaways from the Gartner IAM Summit 2022 RadiantLogic
It was mentioned in nearly every analyst session, and I couldn’t help but notice the number of vendors who have incorporated this concept into their marketing and their booth displays.
a few SSI schemes introduce accountability mechanisms, but they sacrifice users’ privacy. In addition, the digital identities (static strings or updatable chains) in the existing SSI schemes are as inputs to a third-party executable program (mobile app, smart contract, etc.) to achieve identity reading, storing and proving, and users’ self-sovereignty are weakened. To solve the above problems, we present a new self-sovereign identity scheme to strike a balance between privacy and accountability
Pro-social behaviours are those intended to benefit others, or society as a whole — for example, helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering. Within a community, they’re the behaviours that make it an attractive space to belong to, and which encourage its growth and/or development. It’s a central part of the value cycles that underpin the Communities of Practice model.
Tl;dr: Coinbase is funding a lawsuit brought by six people challenging the US Treasury Department’s sanctions of the Tornado Cash smart contracts and asking the Court to remove them from the U.S. sanctions list. The lawsuit explains that OFAC exceeded its authority from Congress and the President in sanctioning open source technology, rather than sanctioning the bad actors who used it or the property of those bad actors.