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Re: Status of DID spec and going to production

From: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:54:29 +0200
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Daniel Buchner <daniel.buchner@microsoft.com>
Cc: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0355e991-9d3a-1961-2c9f-0076dccb5189@danubetech.com>
Sounds great.

FYI in case you're not aware, at DIF there's been a lot of discussion on
a "Universal Resolver" that can resolve different types of identifiers
including DIDs.

The idea is that "drivers" can be developed and plugged in for different
identifier types.

I did a very early version of this in Java including experimental
drivers for "sov" DIDs and "btcr" DIDs:

Just want to avoid duplication, e.g. if someone builds a generic
implementation of DDOs, then that should be re-used.

Not really sure how this implementation work will be
organized/coordinated, maybe RWoT and IIW will be good opportunities to

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On 09/20/2017 03:37 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:
> Hey Dan,
> We never got a chance to respond to your question regarding when the DID
> spec will be ready to roll out into production.
> My hope is that this set of changes is the last major change to the
> spec. I imagine we'll have things nailed down (more or less) after the
> next RWoT. Then, it'll be a matter of how quickly we can get to at least
> two interoperable implementations and a test suite.
> I know Sovrin is rolling their ledger out now. The Veres One ledger will
> be updated to the new spec in the next couple of months as well:
> https://veres.one/
> As you know, we've been in production for a number of years with
> authorization.io.
> Once those two ledgers are out, with the hopes that uPort and BTCR join
> in implementations, I don't expect much to change after that. So,
> targeting pilot deployments for the end of this year and production
> deployments early to mid next year seems reasonable to me.
> -- manu
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