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Re: PR for playground

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 20:25:01 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_LgswrpX=jwWN7h-Y3xAx_hBR2cSwv5jbokEaWN+pdjgA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com>
Cc: Greg Adamson <g.adamson@ieee.org>, Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@blockstream.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com>
Hi Pindar, Greg, Manu,

I think the list of organizations doing "Blockchain Standardization" now
includes ISO, the IEEE, ISOC and W3C. I am interested to hear from those of
you involved what the goals of these initiatives are?

What are you trying to standardize?

Adrian

On 31 March 2017 at 03:09, Pindar Wong <pindar.wong@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Manu,
>
> FWIW, the Internet Society <http://www.isoc.org> has also formed a
> Blockchain Special Internet Group where I serve as the interim-Chair.
>
> I hope that we can all find a way to move the ball forward together.
>
> Regards,
>
> p.
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Greg Adamson <
> greg.adamson.engineer@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Manu
>>
>> IEEE has been developing a SIG on blockchain over the past year which I
>> chair, and will be announcing an "Industry Connection" on identity and
>> blockchain next Tuesday in Vancouver at our Blockchain Summit. An IC is a
>> pre-standards engagement activity.
>>
>> The blockchain standards / governance space is going to be chaotic and
>> fragmented for a while (I am also part of the ISO process as a member of
>> the Australian TC), but if you see any pain points that seem to fall into
>> IEEE's areas of expertise, point them out and we will see what can be done.
>>
>> Regards Greg
>>
>> On 31 Mar. 2017 4:02 pm, "Timothy Holborn" <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at 10:51 Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 03/25/2017 06:55 PM, Tony Arcieri wrote:
>>>> > I would recommend Blockstream's secp256k1 Schnorr signature
>>>> > algorithm, although unfortunately I don't think there are existing
>>>> > standards describing it published through any sort of standards
>>>> > body.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Just introducing Greg re: blockchain / IEEE
>>>
>>>
>>>> I'll close the loop on this w/ Christopher Allen, who works at
>>>> Blockstream. We'll be collaborating on this and other things at the next
>>>> Rebooting Web of Trust 4 Workshop in Paris at the end of April:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.weboftrust.info/next-event-page.html
>>>>
>>>> > In all of my personal and professional work we are using EdDSA, which
>>>> > is a Schnorr scheme and standardized in RFC 8032.
>>>>
>>>> I've raised an issue to implement this:
>>>>
>>>> https://github.com/digitalbazaar/jsonld-signatures/issues/21
>>>>
>>>> I don't expect it to be done any time soon, as we're heads down on other
>>>> things, but demand for it is rising and as soon as we get an
>>>> implementation in Forge, we can move forward with it in the Linked Data
>>>> Signatures stuff.
>>>>
>>>> -- manu
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
>>>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>>>> blog: Rebalancing How the Web is Built
>>>> http://manu.sporny.org/2016/rebalancing/
>>>>
>>>>
>
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