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Re: [TIME CRITICAL] Provide input on Verifiable Claims Charter revision 2

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:38:17 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhKQ0YKB2V34jzBhki4GsgOqc-CttOC7+xTsejR7uNNBmA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Web Payments IG <public-webpayments-ig@w3.org>
On 27 March 2017 at 23:24, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> There is a second round of discussions happening on the Verifiable
> Claims WG Charter related to payments use cases here:
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-charters-review/
> 2017Mar/0016.html
>
> I strongly advise W3C Members that care about the payments use cases to
> weigh in IMMEDIATELY.
>
> We may find consensus around including payments, but limiting the use
> cases into low risk use cases such as digital offers, digital receipts,
> loyalty cards, and proof of age. If there are other low risk use cases
> that your organization cares about around payments, you will want to
> mention them or they may not be included in the charter.
>
> To be clear, use cases around Know Your Customer and Verifiable Claims
> use for financial transactions would be out of scope until we achieve a
> number of low risk use cases in the payments industry. The expectation
> would be that we could recharter the group to address the high risk use
> cases once we've proven out the low risk use cases.
>

Seems to be two main ways to do payments

1. Leveraging the network layer, which favours large centralized parties
(that have a large network)

2. Leveraging the message layer, which I think will normally require some
kind of verified claim.  Can be used in either a centralized or
decentralized scenario.

In practice, a bit of both will go on.  But part (2) seems like important
strategic functionality for the future of the web.

Whether or not it makes it to the charter, I would hope there is some
implementations on this front.


>
> -- 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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