Decentralized Identity Foundation

SC Election results: DIF welcomes new SC members Sam Curren, Daniel Buchner, Karyl Fowler, Rouven Heck, Markus Sabadello & Kaliya Young!

DIF announces its first community microgrant, sponsored by Microsoft and rewarding the timely creation of a comprehensive test suite for detached-JWS signatures on Verifiable Credentials

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Kaliya was elected to the DIF steering committee Decentralized Identity Foundation

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 for another two year term as SC members. You can read more about the SC candidates’ background and vision for DIF here.

An example of the KERI DID registrar/resolver integrated in our library can be found here. This is also included in the Jolocom SmartWallet via the SDK integration. (KERI is currently being worked on in the Decentralized Identity Foundation’s Identifiers and Discovery Working Group,)

In particular, Affinidi has been at the forefront in building many components such as the Affinidi Wallet, Schema Manager, Consent Manager, and more that have enhanced the adoption of decentralised identity among communities and individuals.

These will probably always differ and make a universal abstraction impossible; and that’s not a bad thing! These requirements are always going to be specific to each regulatory context, and without them, innovation (and large-scale investment) are endangered by regulatory uncertainty.

The Interoperability working group will be tracking them and providing guidance and documentation where possible. Importantly, though, there is a new DIF Working Group coming soon, the Wallet Security WG, which will dive deeper into these profiles and requirements, benefiting from a narrow scope and IPR protection, allowing them to speak more bluntly about the above-mentioned details.

Having shown in our last piece how interoperability “profiles” are designed, we now tackle some key technical problem areas ripe for this kind of profile-first interoperability work across stacks.

We are keen to support more interoperability activity and hopefully testing this fall and winter. In order to do this we would like to gather feedback from the community as to where we are at so we can assess how to move forward.

Please Note: Information on this survey will be shared with the chairs of the DIF Interop Group

At its core, WACI can be thought of as a handshake using classic, industry-standard JWTs: the “Relying Party” signs a token given to the end-user’s wallet, and the wallet signs over a “challenge” contained within it, proving ownership of a DID.

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