Identosphere 86 • Soulbound NFT vs Offchain VC • New EU Funding • "Web5" annouced based on DWN • Draft EU eIDAS Regulations
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Kaliya hosting a meetup in the Netherlands on 6/18 (details TBD) reach out if interested - yes this is happening but location and time are still being set
Identiverse in Denver 6/21-24 (Kaliya is talking there re: Seeing SSI in Historical Context)
DIF All-Hands - 6/22nd
DIDComm User Group is meeting over on DIF Discord! 6/15 (biweekly)
Velocity Network is hosting a Membership Assembly 7/13-14 in NYC
Member meeting of ESRA the Electronic Signature and Records Association 7/14 Portland OR - has a session on SSI
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 California
Soulbound NFT vs Offchain VCs
SOULBOUND Tokens with @VitalikButerin & @provenauthority Bankless Podcast
What does decentralized, trustless, digital identity look like?
On-chain Soulbound NFTs?
Off-chain Verifiable Credentials?
Where will the future of Web3 identity live?
Some also worried that SBTs, given their potentially public, non-transferable qualities, could give rise to a Chinese-government-style “social credit system.” Others took shots at co-author Buterin personally, criticizing his “lack of understanding of the real world.”
Sekuritance is implementing an identity-based ntNFT (non-transferable non-fungible token) to be utilized not only within the Sekuritance platform but also within its partner ecosystem
Web5 (new marketing)
Real World Party! making DIDs and VCs cool & useful
DISCO had a real life Disconaut party in Los Angeles! Kaliya attended with her Data BackPack where she verified the credentials created the day before proving i owned my twitter account and my discord account. (photos from party)
JACK DORSEY’S TBD PRESENTS BITCOIN-BASED DECENTRALIZED WEB5 Bitcoin Magazine
1/ Jack Dorsey’s @TBD54566975 unit has just announced it is building “Web5”. [...] Here’s a thread with all you need to know
6/ Self-Sovereign Identity Service (SSIS). The SSIS interacts with Verifiable Credentials by creating, signing, issuing, curating, requesting, revoking, exchanging, validating and verifying them. It wraps the next component on the list, the self-sovereign identity SDK…
7/ The ssi-sdk encapsulates self-sovereign identity standards.
What Even Is Web5? Forbes
The actual definition given in the TBD presentation pack is as follows: “Web5 is a Decentralized Web Platform that enables developers to leverage Decentralized Identifiers, Verifiable Credentials, and Decentralized Web Nodes to write Decentralized Web Apps, returning ownership and control over identity and data to individuals”
introducing tbDEX TBD (featured in Identosphere #61)
We propose a solution that does not rely on a federation to control permission or access to the network; nor does it dictate the level of trust required between counterparties.
Public Sector & Europe
Kaliya is working on a commentary about it
Vedran L. Head of Office at European Parliament has released a draft report with tracking of amendments on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 as regards establishing a framework for a European Digital Identity
European Commission adopts decision to license European Blockchain Services Infrastructure software as open-source
The Decision to make EBSI software available for licencing under the European Union Public Licence is an example of how the European Commission is not only using, but also contributing to the open-source community and thereby growing the ecosystem around EBSI.
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
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New Companies we aren’t sure about:
Global Identity Market Signals by Indicio
Decentralized Identity has gone international! In this week’s GIMS, we’ll talk about some of the most exciting projects and some of the lessons learned from around the globe.
Decentralized Identity Market See Huge Growth for New Normal | Microsoft, Accenture, Persistent Digital Journal
Chapter 2 Global Economic Impact on Industry
Chapter 3 Global Market Competition by Manufacturers
Chapter 4 Global Production, Revenue (Value) by Region
Chapter 5 Global Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Regions
Chapter 6 Global Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
Chapter 7 Global Market Analysis by Application
Chapter 8 Manufacturing Cost Analysis
Chapter 9 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers
Chapter 10 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders
NGI Assure: Closing 8/22
design and engineer reusable building blocks for the Next Generation Internet as part of a complete, strong chain of assurances for all stakeholders regarding the source and integrity of identities, identifiers, data, cyber-physical systems, service components and processes.
ONTOCHAIN: Closing 7/25
a new software ecosystem for trusted, traceable and transparent ontological knowledge management. The specific objective of the ONTOCHAIN Open Call 3 is to complete the missing blocks of the ONTOCHAIN infrastructure, as well as to exploit the ONTOCHAIN infrastructure
PoPP signs and issues “stamps” to the user’s Passport that publicly attest to the user’s claims. Behind the scenes, these are Verifiable Credentials (VCs) that are stored on the user’s Ceramic streams.
The Blockchain Sheep of Reason: Why the blockchain works for the young and old people hate it Ian Simmons, Mattereum
There is practically no boomer control of bitcoin or web3
Affinidi’s consent manager has a simple architecture as it comprises only a few modules and this is what makes it easy to implement across any application stack.
Consensus 2022 SSI Sessions
If folks are talking at the event, reach out, we will share info - its not just where Kaliya is going in the world.
The Promise of Self-Sovereign Data and Web3.0 Identity Solutions: Real or Mirage? <-Viewable Online Now but $$
Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer, Evernym
Joe Cutler, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Director of Product & Engineering, Identity, Unstoppable Domains
Mr. Tobias Batton, CEO, Ex Populus
Mr. Richard Widmann, Global Head of Strategy, Google Cloud
Blockchain Trilemma for Decentralized Identity: Learning from Hyperledger Indy Paul Dunphy, OneSpan, Cambridge, UK
The current credential verification process relies on transaction processing by a ledger with transaction processing bottlenecks, which may constrain the ideal of non-repudiation.
Standards + WorkGroups
Limari Navarette, DIF's new Community Manager!
User Controlled Authorization Network (UCAN) model and how it contrasts with decentralized approaches
APAC/ASEAN Community Call now a colloaborative initative between DIF and ToIP, launched Thursday 26th May 2022, kicking off with an IIW34 recap. (Recording)
New Encyclopedia entry Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI)
1/ Can QUIC use DIDComm as a Handshake protocol instead TLS1.3? The spec provides enough abstraction for the session handling, and most crypto operations are the same. The main difference is the trust architecture and model: certificate chain vs DID Documents.
Identity Terms Provide Value along the Supply Chain: How We Know When to Buy the Farm Jessica Tacka, Transmute
Supply chain credentialing in the form of bills of lading, certificates of origin, or letters of credit is used to protect honest parties and their merchandise from being confused with dishonest parties or entities that are engaged in unethical practices, such as environmental destruction, or forced labor.
Digital badges or PDF credentials lack proof of being authentic and current, and can be easily reproduced or falsified, impacting both the individual and the reputation of the training provider.
How badges can change the world WeareOpen
This model […] shows how systems have a lifespan and what happens as that lifespan peaks.
As one system begins to deteriorate, a new system begins to emerge. This got us thinking about how this model applies to the world of Open Recognition.
SSI Fixes This
Why Location Data Brokers Put All Communities At Risk Zach Edwards M2BA
New work that may leverage decentralized ID from the supply chain side of things…but not sure (lots of links inside on data brokers harm)