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Re: A question about design goals for DID architecture

From: =Drummond Reed <drummond.reed@evernym.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:34:49 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAjunnaArQPPBP6Er6oUSyksyX3PbbHaDei8e2-uE_De-RCgeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karan Verma <karanverma@alumni.stanford.edu>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>

There are definitely decentralized networks that are not self-sovereign,
i.e., while their nodes are decentralized, the network itself is under the
overall control of a single entity who dictates policy. Several
country-based blockchain identity projects fit that description. So that's
why they are listed separately.



On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 4:03 PM, Karan Verma <karanverma@alumni.stanford.edu
> wrote:

> Hi
> Section 1.2 of the DID architecture document here
> <https://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/> lists Decentralizations and
> Self-Sovereignty as its first two different design goals.
> Is there an identity management scheme which is decentralized but not self
> sovereign OR self-sovereign but not decentralized? If not, would it be
> better to merge Decentralization & Self Sovereignty into a single design
> goal?
> Best,
> Karan
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:35:21 UTC

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