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Re: PR for playground

From: Greg Adamson <greg.adamson.engineer@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:25:08 +1100
Message-ID: <CAB2or4ODQ-fSg+3vKYuq8FfEg9ms__08LS1gbKhQ8sAENzRO4A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Cc: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@blockstream.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com>
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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