They Wrote The Book On Self-Sovereign Identity

Now they're sharing their predictions for its future.
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021
  • 9am PST / 12pm EST / 4pm UTC
Self-Sovereign Identity Book Authors

In May 2021, we celebrated the publication of Self-Sovereign Identity: Decentralized Digital Identity and Verifiable Credentials, the most comprehensive resource on SSI to date.

In this webinar, the co-authors – SSIMeetup’s Alex Preukschat and Evernym’s Drummond Reed – will share their biggest takeaways from their two-year effort working with over 50 other contributing authors to compile ‘the book’ on self-sovereign identity. They’ll also go out on a limb and make five surprising predictions about the future of SSI based on where they see SSI going as a technology, an architecture, and a movement.

As a special gift, all attendees will get a discount code for 37% off their purchase of Self-Sovereign Identity, in either print or digital format.

Meet The Authors

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Alex Preukschat

Alex is passionate about exploring the new horizons that exponential technologies offer for continuous social transformation as a process of self-discovery. He is the co-founder of Blockchain communities, focused on Spain; of Iberoamerican communities from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Spain; and, which is focused on SSI knowledge sharing. He is the creator of the first Bitcoin graphic novel of the world ( and the Spanish Blockchain bestseller Blockchain: the industrial revolution of the Internet ( He has also created a cryptocurrency mobile game with and is a enthusiast. Alex was the Global Head of Strategic Blockchain Projects with Evernym and has worked and started a number of Blockchain and Technology ventures in his career. He studied at Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE E-4 in Madrid (Spain) and ESB Reutlingen (Germany).

Drummond Reed

Drummond Reed

Drummond has spent over two decades working in internet identity, security, privacy, and governance. He joined Evernym as chief trust officer after Evernym acquired Respect Network, where he was co-founder and CEO. At the W3C, he is co-editor of the DID (Decentralized Identifiers) specification. At the Trust over IP Foundation, Drummond is a member of the Steering Committee and co-chair of the Governance Stack Working Group and Concepts and Terminology Working Group. At the Sovrin Foundation, he was one of the founding trustees and serves as co-chair of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group. For 10 years, he served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee, a semantic data interchange protocol that implements privacy by design. Prior to starting Respect Network, Drummond was executive director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA,, and Identity Commons. In 2002, he received the Digital Identity Pioneer Award from Digital ID World, and in 2013 he was cited as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor.

And the many contributors from across the SSI community

  • Aamir S. Abdullah
  • Shannon Appelcline, @appelcline
  • Dr. Daniel Burnett, @DanielCBurnett
  • Marco Cuomo
  • Richard Esplin @esplinr
  • David Harney
  • Infominer, @infominer33
  • Jason Law
  • Jack A. Najarian, @jackanajarian
  • Daniel Paramo, @danparamov
  • John Phillips, @11dot2john
  • Dr. Andrew Rowan
  • Christoph Schneider
  • Oscar Lage Serrano, @Oscar_Lage
  • Philip Sheldrake, @Sheldrake
  • Oliver Terbu, @OliverTerbu
  • Phil Windley, @windley
  • Liwen Zhang, @DignifIDanimals
  • Nacho Alamillo, @nachoalamillo
  • Jeff Aresty, @jeffaresty
  • David W Chadwick
  • Santiago de Diego
  • Daniel Fritz, @ndanielfritz
  • Jake Hostetler, @hostetler11
  • Rieks Joosten, @TNO_Research
  • Karla McKenna
  • Dr. Manreet Nijjar, @truu_id
  • Sungjun (Calvin) Park
  • Chris Raczkowski, @DignifIDanimals
  • Timothy Ruff, @rufftimo
  • Doc Searls, @dsearls
  • Amit Sharma
  • Jamie Smith, @jamiedsmith
  • Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer, @TNO_Research
  • Stephan Wolf
  • Sajida Zouarhi, @Saj_JZ
  • Christopher Allen, @ChristopherA
  • Tim Bouma, @trbouma
  • Nathan Cooper, @cooper_n_n
  • Amos Doornbos, @AmosfromFaces
  • Daniel Hardman, @dhh1128
  • Jasmin Huber
  • Paul Knowles, @SemanticNerd
  • Dr. André Kudra, @kudrixd
  • Darrell O’Donnell, @darrello
  • Scott Perry, CPA, CISA, @ScottPerryCPA
  • Dave Roberts
  • Markus Sabadello, @peacekeeper
  • Johannes Sedlmeir
  • Michael Shea, @Michaelxshea
  • Samuel M. Smith Ph.D.
  • Fabian Vogelsteller, @feindura
  • Kaliya “Identity Woman” Young, @IdentityWoman
  • Brent Zundel