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Re: Revised Verifiable Claims WG Charter (RC-2) (was Re: Problem statement)

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 17:37:57 +0200
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, Shane McCarron <shane@spec-ops.io>
Cc: David Chadwick <d.w.chadwick@kent.ac.uk>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1cb18bc5-a917-8985-a759-39cf573fe4e7@gmail.com>
On 2016-08-10 17:04, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> A Fundamental promise that has existed for years, is that you can goto a website and say, your an adult, and that is all.
>
> if what has developed since cannot do that, then it should be seriously considered by stakeholders.

This is a research topic since more than a decade back.

Microsoft and IBM have spent big bucks on developing products but AFAICT with very modest success.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/u-prove/
http://www.research.ibm.com/labs/zurich/idemix/

For dynamically generated claims this is technically trivial.

For static credentials you need the quite intricate cryptography featured in the Microsoft and IBM schemes.

Anders
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