Noteworthy Information
Apple Pay Was Not Disruptive But Apple ID Will Be

If your phone is going to replace your wallet, then someone needs to solve the identity problem.

Decentralized identity explained (Video: 3:14min)

This is the best explainer for SSI that I have seen to date.

Thailand’s Vision for Trusted Digital ID

Thailand wants to completely do away with physical identity cards, and instead replace them with a new digital ID system that will give people more control over what data they share. An interview with Dr Karndee Leopairote, Supervisory Board member of Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency.

The looming disaster of immunity passports and digital identity

Immunity Passports have become a much hyped tool to cope with this pandemic and the economic crisis. Essentially, with immunity passports those who are 'immune' to the virus would have some kind of certified document - whether physical or digital.

Relationships and Identity

A great post from Phil Windley on the importance of Self Sovereign/ Decentralised Identity in forming better digital relationships than we have at present.

Active and Passive Identifier

Active identifiers bring verifiability and passive identifiers bring immutability to a decentralised network.

eSSIF-Lab (Self Soverign Identity Solutions)

eSSIF-Lab is an EU-funded project and aims at advancing the broad uptake of Self-Sovereign Identities (SSI) as a next generation, open and trusted digital identity solution for faster and safer electronic transactions via the Internet and in real life.

Internet Identity Workshop

We have been at it for 15 years working to cultivate the space for the community who cares about how people can control their own digital identities come together and move the ball forward on all of our work.

The growth factors of self-sovereign identity

This article highlights and describes five aspects, which are crucial for the adoption of self-sovereign identity (SSI).

The Status of the Sovrin Foundation

The recent economic climate has forced the Sovrin Foundation to make some changes to our operations.

MyData Webinar #5: Identity in the Digital Era

Latest MyData webinar about Identity (presented by Phil Windley and Andres Kütt) in the Digital Era is now up at mydata.org/webinars and in MyData Global’s Youtube channel.

Zero trust architecture design principles

The design principles around peer DIDs and zero-knowledge proof verifiable credentials.

Humanitarian aid in the digital age

I testified yesterday at the UN on 'Humanitarian aid in the digital age'. I was anxious at coming with MyData principles (framed usually for more advanced economies) and trying to apply them to the humanitarian context. Nevertheless the discussion was extremely encouraging, and there was definitely response and even demand for the idea of a bridge on those issues.


Questions Asked
Can we nuance our mental model on DID control slightly?

The most important discussion regarding DIDs for everything is in full flow. If anyone has any firm thoughts on DID spec inclusion/exclusion of resource identifiers, speak now!


Tools
BigID

BigID aims to transform how enterprise protects and manage the privacy of personal data.

Universal Resolver

A Universal Resolver is an identifier resolver that works with any decentralized identifier system, including Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs).