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Andrew Tobin
What really struck me about several conferences that I have attended recently was the increased number of speakers and questions on the subject of self-sovereign identity (SSI). Adoption and interest is increasing at pace, and new SSI initiatives like the Alberta Credential Ecosystem and LISSI are springing up around the world. Since we launched Sovrin...
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Today, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee published the “Contract For The Web” – a set of guiding principles for governments, companies, and citizens designed to ‘fix the Internet.’ It states:  The contract combines three broad components – business, legal, and technical. It is essentially a high-level governance framework that underlines good behaviors and recommends...
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Want to read this post at a later time? Download it in PDF form here.   The financial world is grappling with requirements to be more controlled (regulated), and yet more flexible to the real-time 24/7 expectations of customers. Responding traditionally is just creating more technical and operational complexity and cost. Banks need to break...
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As the digital revolution took hold, billions of dollars and countless hours were spent by organizations around the world creating user databases. After a while, these organizations realised that they had many databases in many different departments, all containing details of the same users. So they spent billions of dollars and countless hours trying to...
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Today’s digital identity is idiotic. Compared to physical paper documents or credentials, our digital identities are forgettable, restrictive, and borderline useless. For all intents and purposes, when we go online “we the people” become meaningless identifiers, assigned for someone else’s convenience. With today’s digital identity, your data is locked in some organisation’s silo. All you...
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