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Introduction to Decentralized Identity

The essence of Decentralized-ID is in creating open standards for a privacy preserving internet-wide identity layer — not owned by any one particular organization, but interoperable between all.

Updated: 2020-11-21 6 minute read



WebAuthN Working Group

The Web Authentication Working Group will develop recommendation-track specifications defining an API, as well as signature and attestation formats which provide an asymmetric cryptography-based foundation for authentication of users to Web Applications. Overall goals include obviating the use of...

Updated: 2020-11-09 4 minute read

FIDO
Microsoft
W3C
WebAuthN


Secure Scuttlebutt

Secure Scuttlebutt is a database protocol for unforgeable append-only message feeds. “Unforgeable” means that only the owner of a feed can update that feed, as enforced by digital signing (see Security properties). This property makes Secure Scuttlebutt useful for peer-to-peer applications. Secur...

Updated: 2020-01-09 13 minute read

Scuttlebot


Blockcerts

Blockcerts is an open standard for building apps that issue and verify blockchain-based official records. These may include certificates for civic records, academic credentials, professional licenses, workforce development, and more. Blockcerts consists of open-source libraries, tools, and mobile...

Updated: 2021-04-14 6 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
DHS
DID
Ethereum
JSON-LD
Learning Machine
Rebooting WoT
Verifiable Credentials


Hyperledger Aries

One of the architectural components of Indy is called an Agent. This is software that acts on behalf of an identity owner to communicate off-ledger with other Agents. As Agent work continued with the development of message encryption standards, extensible message typing, and common protocols, int...

Updated: 2020-01-07 4 minute read

Aries
Bitcoin
Blockchain
DKMS
Indy
Verifiable Organizations Network


eIDAS - European Electronic Identification and Trust Services

This Regulation seeks to enhance trust in electronic transactions in the internal market by providing a common foundation for secure electronic interaction between citizens, businesses and public authorities, thereby increasing the effectiveness of public and private online services, electronic b...

Updated: 2020-01-06 5 minute read

Europe
Trust Framework
eIDAS


JSON-LD

The Semantic Web isn’t just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data. With linked data, when you have some of it, you can find other, related, data. Like the web of hypertext, the web of data is constructed with documents o...

Updated: 2021-04-18 5 minute read

Credentials Community Group
Digital Bazaar
JSON-LD
Linked Data
RDF
Schema.org
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


History (2015-2019) Emergence of Blockchain for Identity and the United Nations

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is the central UN platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet a...

Updated: 2020-01-05 25 minute read

Accenture
BTCR
Bitcoin
Blockcerts
Blockchain for Impact
Consensys
Credentials Community Group
DHS
DID
DKMS
DPKI
Digital Bazaar
ERC725
Ethereum
Evernym
GDPR
Humanitarian
IBM
ID2020
Indy
Learning Machine
Linked Data
Mastercard
Microsoft
MyData
PGP
Rebooting WoT
Respect Network
Self Sovereign Identity
UN Agenda - Sustainable Development
UN/CEFACT
UNDP
UNHCR
Universal Resolver
Veres One
Verifiable Credentials
Verifiable Organizations Network
W3C
WEF
XDI
uPort


History (2010-2014) Personal Data: Emergence of a New Assets Class

Your IDENTITY is at the root of your relationship with any service providing company, including the telecom companies. Honestly sir, the proper structure of the global network that emanates out of US agencies, laboratories, universities, offices, homes and increasingly pockets, is one based on un...

Updated: 2020-01-04 17 minute read

Bitcoin
California
Credentials Community Group
DIACC
Danube Tech
FIDO
IBM
IndieAuth
Jolocom
Microsoft
OAuth
Respect Network
Swisscom
Trust Framework
W3C
WebAuthN
XDI


History (2000-2009) Augmented Social Network - Laws of Identity - User Centric

The first International Planetwork Conference - Global Ecology and Information Technology, San Francisco, May 2000. The community that developed around the Planetwork conferences, including Linktank, formed the social and intellectual foundation for what became known as Self Sovereign Identity.

Updated: 2020-01-04 17 minute read

Augmented Social Network
Digital Bazaar
FIDO
IDCommons
IIW
Laws of Identity
Microsoft
OASIS
OAuth
OpenID
Planetwork
XDI


SSI-Meetup on Open Standards and Implementations

SSI Meetup is an open, collaborative community to help SSI evangelists around the world, independent of company interests or standards. Our main mission is to help you connect with other SSI enthusiasts and create a dynamic, local, yet globally connected community.

Updated: 2019-07-20 1 minute read

BTCR
Bitcoin
DID
DKMS
Ethereum
ION
Microsoft
SSI-Meetup
Verifiable Credentials
W3C


SSI-Meetup - Use Cases

SSI Meetup is an open, collaborative community to help SSI evangelists around the world, independent of company interests or standards. Our main mission is to help you connect with other SSI enthusiasts and create a dynamic, local, yet globally connected community.

Updated: 2019-07-20 1 minute read

Financial Services
Healthcare
IOT
SSI-Meetup
Truu
Verifiable Credentials