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Interests and Ideas

From: Will Abramson <wip.abramson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 10:24:39 +0000
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I am looking forward to attending the workshop next week and learning from
everyone attending. There are currently two areas that I would
especially like to discuss with others.

Firstly, I would like to hear people's thoughts and ideas about the
conflict between anonymity and accountability. How can we design identity
systems that allow individuals to remain anonymous while still being held
accountable for their actions?
I think cryptography has answers here - see
But how might this be included in a Self-Sovereign identity architecture?

Secondly, I am interested in learning about any work currently being done
or ideas around how to define cryptographic policies on top of the DID and
Verifiable Credential specifications. For example, someone is authorised to
access some information/website if they can present a specific credential
issued from a specific set of DID's.
Is there some way to use DLT to root these policies similar to revocation
registries? Would you even want to do that?

Let me know if you would like to have a discussion along these lines. Also
please correct me if I am way off with these ideas and assumptions.

I am staying at Hyatt House and will be around in Redmond from Sunday until

Thanks, I look forward to meeting you all.
Will Abramson
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