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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...

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Tags: [Evernym] [Indy] [Von]
Published: 2018-12-13 Updated: 2019-07-10


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...

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Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [Rebooting WoT] [Laws of Identity] [notes]
Published: 2018-12-18 Updated: 2020-01-05


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...

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Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [notes]
Published: 2018-12-19 Updated: 2019-07-08


Self Sovereign Identity (SSI)

It would seem that Christopher Allen’s The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity is still the most comprehensive article on 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 on i...

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Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [Laws of Identity]
Published: Updated: 2020-01-11


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...

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Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [notes]
Published: 2018-12-22 Updated: 2019-07-10


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...

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Tags: [Indy] [VON] [Transcripts] [Hyperledger Global Forum]
Published: 2019-01-28 Updated: 2019-07-11


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.

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Tags: [Indy] [Von] [Transcripts] [Hyperledger Global Forum]
Published: 2019-02-27 Updated: 2019-12-11


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.

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Tags: [USA] [Canada] [Europe]
Published: 2019-03-01 Updated: 2019-01-11


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...

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Tags: [Rebooting WoT] [Bitcoin] [Ethereum] [Blockcerts] [DID] [DPKI] [Verifiable Credentials] [Blockstack] [JSON-LD] [Hubs] [Self Sovereign Identity] [eIDAS] [Blockcerts] [GDPR] [PGP] [Veres One]
Published: 2019-03-02 Updated: 2019-07-07


Decentralized Identity. Pre-history + resources for further exploration.

These pages are loosely categorized by year and era. The date ranges, are somewhat arbitrary and not perfectly adhered to, and the headings are not perfect descriptors of those date ranges. Rather those are some major themes occuring within that time period.

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Tags: [IETF] [DPKI] [PGP]
Published: 2019-03-04 Updated: 2020-01-05


Canadian Governemnt of British Columbia, and the Verfiable Organizations Network

an initiative by the government of British Columbia to create a trusted network of organizational data. It allows organizations to claim credentials that are part of their own digital identity, using a component called TheOrgBook that lists entities with their associated public verifiable claims.

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Tags: [VON] [Indy] [Canada]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2020-01-11


Evernym-Sovrin-Indy Adoption

“Founding members of the Accelerator include industry leading organizations ATB Financial, IAG, Irish Life, the International Federation of Red Cross, Spark New Zealand, Truu and three provincial and state governments. Collectively, these organizations represent the interests of 100’s of millions...

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Tags: [Evernym] [Indy] [RDF] [IOT] [Financial Services]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2019-03-05


Ethereum Identity Specs and Apps

Ethereum-based Decentralized Identity Specs, Literature, (d)Apps, and GitHub Repositories.

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Tags: [Ethereum]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2019-07-11


Sovrin Related Literature and Media

Digital identity is one of the oldest and hardest problems on the Internet. There is still no way to use digital credentials to prove our online identity the same way we do in the offine world. This is finally changing. First, the World Wide Web Consortium is standardizing the format of digitally...

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Tags: [Indy] [Evernym] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2019-07-13


Humanitarian

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Published: Updated: 2019-07-11


IBM Identity

IBM joined DIF because we believe it will take open community and standards to achieve the vision of self-sovereign identity. For example, members of DIF are focused on the establishment of an open web platform standard within the W3C standards organization called Decentralized Identifier (DID). ...

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Tags: [IBM]
Published: 2019-03-06 Updated: 2019-03-06


DID-SSI Organizations

Assorted Humanitarian Organizations

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Tags: [Index]
Published: 2019-03-06 Updated: 2019-03-11


Decentralized Identity Foundation - DIF

A key piece of the decentralized identity equation is how people, organizations, and devices can be identified and located without centralized systems of identifiers (e.g. email addresses). DIF members are actively working on protocols and implementations that enable creation, resolution, and dis...

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Published: 2019-03-07 Updated: 2020-01-15


Indy Github Repositories

“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.”

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Tags: [Anoncreds] [Indy] [Ursa] [Aries]
Published: 2019-03-08 Updated: 2019-03-08


Microsoft Identity

Microsoft believes everyone has the right to own their digital identity, one that securely and privately stores all personal data. This ID must seamlessly integrate into daily life and give complete control over data access and use.

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Tags: [Microsoft] [DID] [ION]
Published: 2019-03-08 Updated: 2019-07-11


The Sovrin Foundation

The Sovrin Foundation is a private-sector, international non-profit that was established to govern the world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network.

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Tags: [Indy] [VON]
Published: 2019-03-09 Updated: 2019-07-13


Bitcoin Identity Standards and Applications

The Bitcoin Reference DID method (did:btcr) supports DIDs on the public Bitcoin blockchain. The Bitcoin Reference method has minimal design goals: a DID trust anchor based on the Bitcoin blockchain, updates publicly visible and auditable via Bitcoin transactions, and optionally, additional DID Do...

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Tags: [Bitcoin] [Microsoft] [ION] [BTCR] [XDI]
Published: 2019-03-11 Updated: 2020-01-07


SSI-DID Github Repositories

A start at listing all DID-SSI related GitHub Repositories.

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Tags: [ID2020] [Danube] [W3C] [XDI] [OASIS] [Digital Bazaar] [Rebooting WoT] [JSON-LD] [ Credentials Community Group] [RDF] [Veres One] [Learning Machine] [BTCR]
Published: 2019-03-11 Updated: 2019-03-15


Identity Articles, Research and Literature

A selection of DID related literature and top level resources for discovery of more.

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Tags: [DPKI] [Rebooting WoT] [Self Sovereign Identity] [WEF] [ID2020]
Published: 2019-03-11 Updated: 2019-07-11


XDI

XDI is a technology for modeling, storing, and manipulating data. It fits into a similar category of technologies as JSON, XML and RDF, but also has a number of properties that distinguishes it. XDI is a graph-based data model. This means that all data is expressed using nodes and arcs in a graph...

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Tags: [XDI] [Danube] [OASIS] [BTCR]
Published: 2019-03-15 Updated: 2019-03-15


Hyperledger Global Forum-2018

“SAN FRANCISCO AND BASEL, SWITZERLAND – (December 12, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today kicked off the first day of its Hyperledger Global Forum. The event has drawn more than 650 attendees from as far as Aust...

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Tags: [Hyperledger Global Forum] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-03-06 Updated: 2019-03-06


Cryptonomica

Users have been willing to accept certificates and check their validity manually or to simply accept them. No satisfactory solution has been found for the underlying problem We offer exactly the solution for this problem that is mentioned in Wikipedia as not yet found. We deny automatic key check...

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Tags: [Ethereum] [PGP]
Published: 2019-03-27 Updated: 2019-07-11


Project Danube

This is an open-source project offering software for identity and personal data services on the Internet. The core of this project is an XDI-based Personal Data Store - a semantic database for your personal data, which always remains under your control. Applications on top of this database includ...

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Tags: [Danube] [XDI]
Published: 2019-03-27 Updated: 2020-01-07


uPort

In your application, you must first configure your uPort object with an identifier and a private key (or signer function). There are several ways to instantiate a credentials object. The most common approach is to save a DID and private key on a server for your application and create a credential...

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Tags: [Ethereum] [Credentials Community Group] [GDPR] [uPort]
Published: 2019-03-28 Updated: 2019-07-11


SSI-Meetup

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.

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Tags: [SSI-Meetup] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-04-01 Updated: 2019-07-20


MyData

We are entrepreneurs, activists, academics, listed corporations, public agencies, and developers. For years, we’ve been using different words for what we do – MyData, Self Data, VRM (Vendor Relationship Management), Internet of Me, PIMS (Personal Information Management Services) etc, while sharin...

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Tags: [MyData] [eIDAS] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-04-04 Updated: 2019-07-11


DID Adoption

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Tags: [DID] [BTCR] [Blockstack] [ERC725] [IPID] [lifeID] [Dominode] [Ontology] [Ockam] [JLinc] [ION] [ETHR] [Jolocom] [Veres One]
Published: 2019-04-10 Updated: 2019-04-10


Blockchain Identity

Traditional identity systems typically suffer from single points of failure, lack of interoperability, and privacy issues such as encouraging mass data collection and user tracking. Blockchain technology has the potential to support novel data ownership and governance models with built-in control...

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Tags: [Blockpass] [Ontology] [Blockstack] [Handshake] [Democracy Earth]
Published: 2019-04-11 Updated: 2020-01-11


FreeNode IRC #indieweb-dev on IIW RWoT and DID's

OAuth has become the de facto standard for authorization and authentication on the web. Nearly every company with an API used by third party developers has implemented OAuth to enable people to build apps on top of it. While OAuth is a great framework for this, the way it has ended up being used ...

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Tags: [P2P] [IndieAuth] [IndieWeb] [Rebooting WoT] [IIW] [DID]
Published: 2019-06-03 Updated: 2019-06-03


Women in Identity - @WomeninID

Digital identity solutions built for everyone are built by everyone. Women in Identity inspires, elevates and supports a more diverse workforce in the digital identity industry.

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Tags: [WomeninID] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-07-15 Updated: 2019-07-15


SSI-Meetup - Use Cases

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Tags: [SSI-Meetup] [IOT] [Financial Services] [Healthcare]
Published: Updated: 2019-07-20


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.

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Tags: [XDI] [Identity Commons] [OAuth] [Laws of Identity] [IIW] [OpenID] [Digital Bazaar]
Published: 2020-01-01 Updated: 2020-01-04


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...

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Tags: [Jolocom] [Pan Canadian Trust Framework] [Credentials Community Group] [Bitcoin] [IndieAuth] [OAuth] [IBM] [FIDO] [Danube]
Published: 2020-01-02 Updated: 2020-01-04


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...

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Tags: [UN Agenda - Sustainable Development] [Bitcoin] [Rebooting WoT] [Self Sovereign Identity] [ID2020] [Evernym] [Digital Bazaar] [Consensys] [Veres One] [DKMS] [DHS-SBIR] [WEF] [BTCR] [IBM] [DID] [DIF] [Verifiable Credentials] [MyData] [Blockcerts] [VON] [Indy] [UNHCR] [UNDP] [UN/CEFACT] [Blockchain for Impact] [DPKI] [GDPR] [Credentials Community Group] [PGP] [Learning Machine]
Published: 2020-01-03 Updated: 2020-01-05


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...

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Tags: [Digital Bazaar] [JSON-LD] [Credentials Community Group] [Veres One] [Linked Data]
Published: 2020-01-04 Updated: 2020-01-09


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...

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Tags: [eIDAS] [Europe]
Published: 2020-01-06 Updated: 2020-01-06


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...

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Tags: [Aries]
Published: 2020-01-07 Updated: 2020-01-07


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...

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Tags: [Bitcoin] [Learning Machine] [BTCR]
Published: 2020-01-07 Updated: 2020-01-07


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...

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Tags: [Scuttlebot] [P2P]
Published: Updated: 2020-01-09


WebAuthN

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Published: Updated: 2020-01-09


Governments of Canada and the Pan Canadian Trust Framework

“The Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada (TBS) and Shared Services Canada (SSC) are seeking a standardized method to issue and rapidly verify portable digital credentials across many different contexts, thereby reducing human judgement error, increasing efficiency and ensuring digital credential...

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In the United States Public Sector

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen n...

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Tags: [DHS] [SBIR] [SVIP] [Evernym] [Digital Bazaar] [Danube] [Learning Machine] [Respect Network]
Published: 2020-01-11 Updated: 2020-01-11


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Posts

Governments of Canada and the Pan Canadian Trust Framework

“The Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada (TBS) and Shared Services Canada (SSC) are seeking a standardized method to issue and rapidly verify portable digital credentials across many different contexts, thereby reducing human judgement error, increasing efficiency and ensuring digital credential...

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Tags: [Canada]
Published: 2020-01-11


In the United States Public Sector

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen n...

6 minute read
Tags: [DHS] [SBIR] [SVIP] [Evernym] [Digital Bazaar] [Danube] [Learning Machine] [Respect Network]
Published: 2020-01-11 Updated: 2020-01-11


Verifiable Credentials

A new type of globally resolvable, cryptographically-verifiable identifier, registered directly on a distributed ledger (aka Blockchain)

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Tags: [W3C] [CCG] [VC-WG]
Published: 2020-01-10 Updated: 2020-01-10


Linked Data and the Semantic Web

In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an article in Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, Ora Lassila and James Hendler, wanted to give the world a preview of the revolutionary new changes they saw coming to the web. Since its introdu...

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Tags: [Linked Data] [JSON-LD] [RDF]
Published: 2020-01-10 Updated: 2020-01-09


Welcome to DIDecentral!

Infominer, here. Just want to give a bit of an introduction to this site, share a bit of my philosophy around how I work, and why I built it.

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Published: 2020-01-10 Updated: 2020-01-13


WebAuthN

Why WebAuthn will change the world - Pamela Dingle A little over a month ago, W3C WebAuthn became a real internet specification. Most of you don’t know what WebAuthn is yet, but many of you will feel the impact in short order. In fact, I will go so far as to say that WebAuthn may ...

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Tags: [WebAuthN]
Published: 2020-01-09 Updated: 2020-01-09


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...

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Tags: [Scuttlebot] [P2P]
Published: 2020-01-08 Updated: 2020-01-09


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...

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Tags: [Bitcoin] [Learning Machine] [BTCR]
Published: 2020-01-07 Updated: 2020-01-07


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...

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Tags: [Aries]
Published: 2020-01-07 Updated: 2020-01-07


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...

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Tags: [eIDAS] [Europe]
Published: 2020-01-06 Updated: 2020-01-06


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...

5 minute read
Tags: [Digital Bazaar] [JSON-LD] [Credentials Community Group] [Veres One] [Linked Data]
Published: 2020-01-04 Updated: 2020-01-09


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...

25 minute read
Tags: [UN Agenda - Sustainable Development] [Bitcoin] [Rebooting WoT] [Self Sovereign Identity] [ID2020] [Evernym] [Digital Bazaar] [Consensys] [Veres One] [DKMS] [DHS-SBIR] [WEF] [BTCR] [IBM] [DID] [DIF] [Verifiable Credentials] [MyData] [Blockcerts] [VON] [Indy] [UNHCR] [UNDP] [UN/CEFACT] [Blockchain for Impact] [DPKI] [GDPR] [Credentials Community Group] [PGP] [Learning Machine]
Published: 2020-01-03 Updated: 2020-01-05


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...

17 minute read
Tags: [Jolocom] [Pan Canadian Trust Framework] [Credentials Community Group] [Bitcoin] [IndieAuth] [OAuth] [IBM] [FIDO] [Danube]
Published: 2020-01-02 Updated: 2020-01-04


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.

17 minute read
Tags: [XDI] [Identity Commons] [OAuth] [Laws of Identity] [IIW] [OpenID] [Digital Bazaar]
Published: 2020-01-01 Updated: 2020-01-04


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.

2 minute read
Tags: [SSI-Meetup] [DID] [BTCR] [Verifiable Credentials] [W3C] [DKMS]
Published: 2019-07-20 Updated: 2019-07-20


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.

1 minute read
Tags: [SSI-Meetup] [IOT] [Financial Services] [Healthcare]
Published: 2019-07-19 Updated: 2019-07-20


Women in Identity - @WomeninID

Digital identity solutions built for everyone are built by everyone. Women in Identity inspires, elevates and supports a more diverse workforce in the digital identity industry.

6 minute read
Tags: [WomeninID] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-07-15 Updated: 2019-07-15


FreeNode IRC #indieweb-dev on IIW RWoT and DID’s

OAuth has become the de facto standard for authorization and authentication on the web. Nearly every company with an API used by third party developers has implemented OAuth to enable people to build apps on top of it. While OAuth is a great framework for this, the way it has ended up being used ...

17 minute read
Tags: [P2P] [IndieAuth] [IndieWeb] [Rebooting WoT] [IIW] [DID]
Published: 2019-06-04 Updated: 2019-06-03


Blockchain Identity

Traditional identity systems typically suffer from single points of failure, lack of interoperability, and privacy issues such as encouraging mass data collection and user tracking. Blockchain technology has the potential to support novel data ownership and governance models with built-in control...

7 minute read
Tags: [Blockpass] [Ontology] [Blockstack] [Handshake] [Democracy Earth]
Published: 2019-04-11 Updated: 2020-01-11


DID Adoption

DID Method Registry did:example: - DID Specification did:btcr: - BTCR DID Method The Bitcoin Reference DID method (did:btcr) supports DIDs on the public Bitcoin blockchain. The Bitcoin Reference method has minimal design goals: a DID trust anchor based on the Bitcoin blockc...

1 minute read
Tags: [DID] [BTCR] [Blockstack] [ERC725] [IPID] [lifeID] [Dominode] [Ontology] [Ockam] [JLinc] [ION] [ETHR] [Jolocom] [Veres One]
Published: 2019-04-10 Updated: 2019-04-10


MyData

We are entrepreneurs, activists, academics, listed corporations, public agencies, and developers. For years, we’ve been using different words for what we do – MyData, Self Data, VRM (Vendor Relationship Management), Internet of Me, PIMS (Personal Information Management Services) etc, while sharin...

31 minute read
Tags: [MyData] [eIDAS] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-04-04 Updated: 2019-07-11


SSI-Meetup

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.

2 minute read
Tags: [SSI-Meetup] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-04-01 Updated: 2019-07-20


uPort

In your application, you must first configure your uPort object with an identifier and a private key (or signer function). There are several ways to instantiate a credentials object. The most common approach is to save a DID and private key on a server for your application and create a credential...

3 minute read
Tags: [Ethereum] [Credentials Community Group] [GDPR] [uPort]
Published: 2019-03-28 Updated: 2019-07-11


Project Danube

This is an open-source project offering software for identity and personal data services on the Internet. The core of this project is an XDI-based Personal Data Store - a semantic database for your personal data, which always remains under your control. Applications on top of this database includ...

24 minute read
Tags: [Danube] [XDI]
Published: 2019-03-27 Updated: 2020-01-07


Cryptonomica

Users have been willing to accept certificates and check their validity manually or to simply accept them. No satisfactory solution has been found for the underlying problem We offer exactly the solution for this problem that is mentioned in Wikipedia as not yet found. We deny automatic key check...

2 minute read
Tags: [Ethereum] [PGP]
Published: 2019-03-27 Updated: 2019-07-11


XDI

XDI is a technology for modeling, storing, and manipulating data. It fits into a similar category of technologies as JSON, XML and RDF, but also has a number of properties that distinguishes it. XDI is a graph-based data model. This means that all data is expressed using nodes and arcs in a graph...

5 minute read
Tags: [XDI] [Danube] [OASIS] [BTCR]
Published: 2019-03-15 Updated: 2019-03-15


Identity Articles, Research and Literature

A selection of DID related literature and top level resources for discovery of more.

5 minute read
Tags: [DPKI] [Rebooting WoT] [Self Sovereign Identity] [WEF] [ID2020]
Published: 2019-03-11 Updated: 2019-07-11


Bitcoin Identity Standards and Applications

The Bitcoin Reference DID method (did:btcr) supports DIDs on the public Bitcoin blockchain. The Bitcoin Reference method has minimal design goals: a DID trust anchor based on the Bitcoin blockchain, updates publicly visible and auditable via Bitcoin transactions, and optionally, additional DID Do...

4 minute read
Tags: [Bitcoin] [Microsoft] [ION] [BTCR] [XDI]
Published: 2019-03-11 Updated: 2020-01-07


SSI-DID Github Repositories

A start at listing all DID-SSI related GitHub Repositories.

26 minute read
Tags: [ID2020] [Danube] [W3C] [XDI] [OASIS] [Digital Bazaar] [Rebooting WoT] [JSON-LD] [ Credentials Community Group] [RDF] [Veres One] [Learning Machine] [BTCR]
Published: 2019-03-11 Updated: 2019-03-15


The Sovrin Foundation

The Sovrin Foundation is a private-sector, international non-profit that was established to govern the world’s first self-sovereign identity (SSI) network.

3 minute read
Tags: [Indy] [VON]
Published: 2019-03-09 Updated: 2019-07-13


Microsoft Identity

Microsoft believes everyone has the right to own their digital identity, one that securely and privately stores all personal data. This ID must seamlessly integrate into daily life and give complete control over data access and use.

8 minute read
Tags: [Microsoft] [DID] [ION]
Published: 2019-03-08 Updated: 2019-07-11


Indy Github Repositories

“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.”

less than 1 minute read
Tags: [Anoncreds] [Indy] [Ursa] [Aries]
Published: 2019-03-08 Updated: 2019-03-08


Decentralized Identity Foundation - DIF

A key piece of the decentralized identity equation is how people, organizations, and devices can be identified and located without centralized systems of identifiers (e.g. email addresses). DIF members are actively working on protocols and implementations that enable creation, resolution, and dis...

4 minute read
Tags: [DIF]
Published: 2019-03-07 Updated: 2020-01-15


IBM Identity

IBM joined DIF because we believe it will take open community and standards to achieve the vision of self-sovereign identity. For example, members of DIF are focused on the establishment of an open web platform standard within the W3C standards organization called Decentralized Identifier (DID). ...

less than 1 minute read
Tags: [IBM]
Published: 2019-03-06 Updated: 2019-03-06


DID-SSI Organizations

Assorted Humanitarian Organizations

less than 1 minute read
Tags: [Index]
Published: 2019-03-06 Updated: 2019-03-11


Hyperledger Global Forum-2018

“SAN FRANCISCO AND BASEL, SWITZERLAND – (December 12, 2018) – Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, today kicked off the first day of its Hyperledger Global Forum. The event has drawn more than 650 attendees from as far as Aust...

1 minute read
Tags: [Hyperledger Global Forum] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-03-06 Updated: 2019-03-06


Sovrin Related Literature and Media

Digital identity is one of the oldest and hardest problems on the Internet. There is still no way to use digital credentials to prove our online identity the same way we do in the offine world. This is finally changing. First, the World Wide Web Consortium is standardizing the format of digitally...

3 minute read
Tags: [Indy] [Evernym] [GDPR]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2019-07-13


Evernym-Sovrin-Indy Adoption

“Founding members of the Accelerator include industry leading organizations ATB Financial, IAG, Irish Life, the International Federation of Red Cross, Spark New Zealand, Truu and three provincial and state governments. Collectively, these organizations represent the interests of 100’s of millions...

2 minute read
Tags: [Evernym] [Indy] [RDF] [IOT] [Financial Services]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2019-03-05


Canadian Governemnt of British Columbia, and the Verfiable Organizations Network

an initiative by the government of British Columbia to create a trusted network of organizational data. It allows organizations to claim credentials that are part of their own digital identity, using a component called TheOrgBook that lists entities with their associated public verifiable claims.

3 minute read
Tags: [VON] [Indy] [Canada]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2020-01-11


Ethereum Identity Specs and Apps

Ethereum-based Decentralized Identity Specs, Literature, (d)Apps, and GitHub Repositories.

2 minute read
Tags: [Ethereum]
Published: 2019-03-05 Updated: 2019-07-11


Decentralized Identity. Pre-history + resources for further exploration.

These pages are loosely categorized by year and era. The date ranges, are somewhat arbitrary and not perfectly adhered to, and the headings are not perfect descriptors of those date ranges. Rather those are some major themes occuring within that time period.

6 minute read
Tags: [IETF] [DPKI] [PGP]
Published: 2019-03-04 Updated: 2020-01-05


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...

31 minute read
Tags: [Rebooting WoT] [Bitcoin] [Ethereum] [Blockcerts] [DID] [DPKI] [Verifiable Credentials] [Blockstack] [JSON-LD] [Hubs] [Self Sovereign Identity] [eIDAS] [Blockcerts] [GDPR] [PGP] [Veres One]
Published: 2019-03-02 Updated: 2019-07-07


European Government Identity Initiatives

Government services and digital identity The theme of this paper is the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology for government services, and digital identity in relation to those. The scope for the state-of-the-art is global, but conclusions and recommendations focus on the signifi...

3 minute read
Tags: [VON] [Evernym] [uPort] [Europe]
Published: 2019-03-01 Updated: 2019-01-11


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.

6 minute read
Tags: [USA] [Canada] [Europe]
Published: 2019-03-01 Updated: 2019-01-11


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.

37 minute read
Tags: [Indy] [Von] [Transcripts] [Hyperledger Global Forum]
Published: 2019-02-27 Updated: 2019-12-11


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...

31 minute read
Tags: [Indy] [VON] [Transcripts] [Hyperledger Global Forum]
Published: 2019-01-28 Updated: 2019-07-11


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...

4 minute read
Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [notes]
Published: 2018-12-22 Updated: 2019-07-10


Self Sovereign Identity (SSI)

It would seem that Christopher Allen’s The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity is still the most comprehensive article on 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 on i...

4 minute read
Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [Laws of Identity]
Published: 2018-12-21 Updated: 2020-01-11


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...

2 minute read
Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [notes]
Published: 2018-12-19 Updated: 2019-07-08


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...

10 minute read
Tags: [Self Sovereign Identity] [Rebooting WoT] [Laws of Identity] [notes]
Published: 2018-12-18 Updated: 2020-01-05


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...

3 minute read
Tags: [Evernym] [Indy] [Von]
Published: 2018-12-13 Updated: 2019-07-10


HowToContribute

Minimal-Mistakes-Jekyll - Setup and Configuration

This is to help anyone to understand how we’re using Minimal Mistakes to publish this and other web-sites. For contributors, or your own use, outside of this organization.

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Tags:
Published: 2019-07-04 Updated: 2020-01-05