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Re: Payments activity - any point to our time and effort?

From: Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 13:55:00 -0600
Message-ID: <CAJdbnOCHA0q0BVPuMEzUoEXEhqrAXYiTaTUorpa1gMQ5nSoBPw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Cc: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Credentials / Verifiable Claims don't really need an user agent support at
all.  Define a protocol, message format, and some rules and you are off to
the races.  But if you want it on every desktop and in every phone... well,
you should find a way to engage the people who make desktops and phones.

On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 1:12 PM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:

> How much does one actually need the browser vendors for this?
> Can one not get a lot of this working with JS, sending credentials signed
> by some entity?
> At least to start off with?
> Henry
> On 4 Mar 2016, at 14:30, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> I've been reading this:
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-payments-wg/2016Feb/0527.html
> Is our work valuable at all or is this some sick joke that looks like Wall
> Street Execs vs. the concept of law and such things for the billions of
> other humans around the planet...?
> After reading this, I have severe concerns about the viability of building
> anything meaningful here.
> I think that should be made clear. W3C was established due to issues that
> emerged sometime ago. New issues threaten humanity as is influenced
> specifically by web standards. Their are a number of very troubling
> problems here, and I fully support Manu, who's work has brought all this
> together and to suggest otherwise is an act of horrific behaviour I very
> much doubt they'd want subject to accountability, as such,
> What are we doing here?
> Timh.

Shane McCarron
Projects Manager, Spec-Ops
Received on Friday, 4 March 2016 19:55:27 UTC

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