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Web Standards and the Emerging Decentralized ID Stack

If you’re willing to put up with a lot of work for incremental improvements then step up and join a standard. Whether that is a (relatively) fast moving standard group like OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) or a slower but more international group like ISO you will learn. You’ll also benefit from workin...

Updated: 2021-04-15 13 minute read

Blockcerts
Credentials Community Group
DKMS
ERC725
Ethereum
FIDO
Hyperledger Foundation
Index
JSON-LD
Learning Machine
OASIS
OAuth
OIDC
OpenID
Rebooting WoT
Schema.org
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
XDI


Rebooting Web Of Trust - Papers and Advance Readings Index

The Web of Trust. It’s the buzzword for a new model of decentralized identity. However, it’s also a phrase that dates back almost twenty-five years and has been heavily overloaded with meaning during that time. The classic definition of Web of Trust derives from PGP, but the top Google results re...

Updated: 2020-10-10 31 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
Blockstack
California
Consensys
DID
DKMS
DPKI
Digital Bazaar
Ethereum
GDPR
Hubs
IPID
JSON-LD
PGP
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
XDI
eIDAS


European Government Identity Initiatives

Verifiable Credential API The Verifiable Credential API provides a Core Service of the EBSI platform providing the capability of creating W3C credentials ready for signing and validating W3C Verifiable Credentials. Government services and digital identity (EUBlockchainForu...

Updated: 2019-01-11 4 minute read

EBSI
Ethereum
Europe
Switzerland
Verifiable Credentials
W3C
Zug
eIDAS
eSSIF
uPort


Decentralized Identity and the Public Sector

Modern identity and access management (IAM) came into focus during the late 1930s, when a group of European countries began issuing national ID cards. During this time, creating a more systematic approach for establishing and authenticating the official use of trusted identities emerged.

Updated: 2019-01-11 6 minute read

CCPA
California
Canada
Europe
GDPR
Humanitarian
ProCivis
USA


Microledgers and Edge-Chains - A Primer

Evernym’s Chief Architect Daniel Hardman takes the Hyperledger community through Evernym’s work on Microledgers and Edge-Chains Architecture. Attendees will gain insight into the theory, applications and evolution in Hyperledger Indy along with a practical discussion of their potential.

Updated: 2019-12-11 37 minute read

Evernym
GDPR
Hyperledger Forum
Indy
Peer DID
Transcript


Verifiable Organizations Network - A Production Government Deployment of Hyperledger Indy

VON’s founding members are governments who are, by law, trusted issuers of data about organizations. The Province of British Columbia, Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada have come together to create the initial services needed to establish VON. VON’s founders have delivered new Indy...

Updated: 2019-07-11 31 minute read

Canada
Hyperledger Forum
Indy
Transcript
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
W3C


The Evolution of Self Sovereign Identity (Draft Seeking Feedback)

In order to stimulate the discussion, I’ve been going through a infominer33/self-sovereign-identity and organizing some thoughts on SSI since Christopher’s 2016 post. There are a few different ways to approach and describe SSI. What I aim to do is come up with a list of different “SSI Cases” to m...

Updated: 2019-07-10 4 minute read

Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
lifeID
notes


Self Sovereign Identity (SSI)

It would seem that Christopher Allen’s The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity is still the most comprehensive introduction to the subject of Self Sovereign Identity. It outlines some of the underlying history, and introduces 10 Principles of Self-Sovereign Identity, born from the collective thoughts...

Updated: 2020-11-02 4 minute read

Laws of Identity
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
eIDAS
uPort


How would self-sovereign identity work for the user?

From A gentle introduction to self-sovereign-identity by @antonylewis. A good example of a basic necessary SSI explainer. You would have an app on a smartphone or computer, some sort of “identity wallet” where identity data would be stored on the hard drive of your device, or with an agent of you...

Updated: 2019-07-08 2 minute read

Self Sovereign Identity
notes


A Comparison Between SSI Principles, and Characteristics

‘No disrespect to Christopher Allen’s opening to the conversation, The Path to Self Sovereign Identity ‐ Christopher Allen 2016 http://www.lifewithalacrity.com/2016/04/the‐path‐to‐self‐soverereign‐identity.html It gets a lot right, but leaves a few requirements out, e.g., recoverability and zero...

Updated: 2020-01-05 10 minute read

Laws of Identity
Rebooting WoT
Self Sovereign Identity
UN Agenda - Sustainable Development
notes


Hyperledger Indy Resources

Hyperledger Indy provides tools, libraries, and reusable components for providing digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers so that they are interoperable across administrative domains, applications, and any other silo. Indy is interoperable with other blockchains or c...

Updated: 2019-07-10 2 minute read

Evernym
IBM
Indy
Sovrin Foundation
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network