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Portable identity

Information and services about identity must be transportable ~ SSI Principles No. 6

The current focus of the digital identity community is on interoperability. That is critical work, but only a starting point for the long-term goal of enabling true front-end and back-end portability.

Building trusted bridges

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts ~ Arnold Bennett

Rip and replace of existing technology with something new and different is not a path to success in an enterprise setting. How can the DID/VC ecosystem bootstrap from what exists already?

Attestation patterns

A design pattern should only be applied when the flexibility it affords is actually needed. ~ Erich Gamma

The W3C Verifiable Credentials Data Model provides a great deal of flexibility when it comes to making verified attestations. Some thoughts on a couple of common attestation patterns …

Credentialing of education

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn ~ Albert Einstein

A four-year university degree. Community college. Bootcamps. Certifications. It is critical to never stop learning over a lifetime, but the ability to attest to the skills and knowledge gained in a portable and interoperable manner remains a challenge. Some pointers and thoughts …


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