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Re: Ideas about DID explanation

From: Stephen Curran <swcurran@cloudcompass.ca>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2018 12:54:43 +0100
To: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Cc: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>, Kim Hamilton Duffy <kim@learningmachine.com>, Andrew Hughes <andrewhughes3000@gmail.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Daniel Hardman <daniel.hardman@evernym.com>
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How a government system can get to using centrally issued IDs is exactly what we are trying to do in British Columbia with VON (https://vonx.io). We are building out the supply side of Verifiable Credentials of government IDs (public ones, initially) to create a demand from Organizations (run by Individuals) to be Holders and Provers of those Verifiable Credentials. Any jurisdiction can make use of the VON tools/techniques to participate in building that demand.

Data breaches that have made someone knowing a tax-id irrelevant as to whether they are the subject of that ID has made the standalone use of those IDs pretty much useless - online or off. Requiring the presentation (proof) of a claim of that ID from a Verifiable Credential issued by an authorative source is of value, and is exactly what will motivate governments to move to this model. We believe this model will be a far cheaper and scalable vs. traditional IP/IAM systems.
Stephen Curran
Principal, Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
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On Dec 9 2018, at 9:03 am, Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>
> For me working in the other end of the identity conundrum [1] it would still be interesting knowing if there is (or could be) a "union" between these opposing universes.
> Although I'm personally heavy into innovation [2], I find that schemes that requires "total rewrite of everything" tend to go nowhere.
> Basic question: How could an existing government system using centrally issues tax numbers gradually adopt DIDs?
> thanx,
> Anders
>
> 1] https://1drv.ms/b/s!AmhUDQ0Od0GTgWnVtlfN9jTPx1LR
> 2] https://cyberphone.github.io/doc/two-visions-4-mobile-payments.pdf
>
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