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Re: [AGENDA] W3C Credentials CG Call Tue, August 13th, 12 noon EDT, 9 AM PDT

From: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 14:17:11 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFmmOzf_620s7koe1KtOtchuzZJFyCoCEeBSteDdYgps1NinAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>, "W3C Digital Verification CG (Public List)" <public-digital-verification@w3.org>, Joe Andrieu <joe@legreq.com>, "Representative - Yin, Mike" <Mike.Yin@wyoleg.gov>
Revised agenda:
TL;DR DID WG Charter and Outreach; Agents, Hubs, and More

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Time: 12pm EDT, 9am PDT, 4pm GM

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Duration: 60 minutes


MEETING MODERATOR:  Kim Hamilton Duffy <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>

1. Agenda Review (2 minutes)

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4. Scribe Selection (3 minutes)

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5. Introductions & Reintroductions (3 minutes) (see scribe doc for
reintroduce column)

6. Announcements & Reminders (5 minutes)

   - Dedicated DID calls on Thursdays
      - Zoom room: https://zoom.us/j/7077077007
      - Time 1-2:30PM PT / 20:00-21:30 UTC
   - Vienna Digital Identity Meetup -- September 1
      - Take train after to Prague for #RWOT9
   - #RebootingWebOfTrust IX Prague — September 3-6th
      - https://www.WebOfTrust.info <https://www.weboftrust.info/>
      - Eventbrite registration: http://rwot9.eventbrite.com
   - ActivityPub F2F, Prague — September 7-8th
      - https://dustycloud.org/blog/activitypub-conf-2019/
   - TPAC 2019
      - TPAC 2019 will be 16-20 September 2019 in Fukuoka, Japan.
   - MyData 2019 -- 25-27 September in Helsinki
      - https://mydata2019.org/
      - Will contain a DID workshop

7. Progress on Action Items (5 minutes) Skipping to cover agenda

9. DID WG Charter and outreach (Manu, 5-10 minutes)

10. Agents, Hubs, and More (Kim, 30 minutes)

   - Kim will present a brief overview of Aries Agents, DIF Identity Hubs,
   and Digital Bazaar Secure Data Hubs
   - This is an educational session only. Because not everyone in the
   community is up to speed with these approaches, we'd like to set a
   foundation for discussion

Next meeting: Agents, Hubs, and More, cont'd

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 12:13 AM Christopher Allen <
ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 5:37 PM Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 8. Wyoming Representative Mike Lin to discuss relevant upcoming
>> legislation in the state of Wyoming (15 minutes)
>>    - Christopher framing
>>    - Mike content
>>    - Q&A
>> Unfortunately, it looks like Wyoming Representative Mike Lin will not be
> available to speak next Tuesday after all, but I wanted to give some
> context:
> I've been participating in *Wyoming **Blockchain Task Force* meetings for
> the last two years and was appointed this year to a sub-committee on
> digital identity. This sub-committee is to address new internet identity
> and privacy-related laws for the coming legislative session in 2020, and
> investigate some low hanging fruit for some digital identity projects to be
> funded in Wyoming.
> In particular members of the W3C-CCG, there is an opportunity to present
> a *joint** DID *(Decentralized Identifier) *& Verifiable
> Credentials-based, open standards* community solution for *Corporate
> Registrations and Corporate Filings* before the *Wyoming Blockchain Task
> Force* and the *WyomingSec. of State*.
> *General Background:*
> Wyoming has a long history of being a leader in business governance and
> personal privacy. This includes the invention of the LLC and Wyoming offers
> some the strongest laws protecting privacy using corporations as a legal
> tool. Due to this, Wyoming is one of the largest states for incorporating
> and domiciling in the US. Wyoming wishing to increase the number of
> companies based Wyoming by demonstrating their leadership in blockchain
> technologies and digital corporate governance, and thus formed the Wyoming Blockchain
> Task Force three years ago.
> In the last two legislative sessions, the Blockchain Task Force has passed
> 13 "blockchain" laws, but in particular, for this project, we are speaking
> of these four:
> HB101-2018 <https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2018/HB0101> "Electronic
> corporate records"
> HB0126-2018 <https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2018/HB0126> "Limited
> liability companies-series"
> HB0185-2019 <https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2019/HB0185> "Corporate
> stock-certificate tokens"
> HB0017-2019 <https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2019/HB0070> "Commercial
> Filing System"
> Specifically, the last law in the list above (HB0017-2019
> <https://wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2019/HB0070> "Commercial Filing System") is
> significant as it was initially proposed to be a mandate for the Wyoming Dept.
> of State to accept corporate filings and issue credentials about such
> filings. Unfortunately, it was watered down through lobbying to only be
> "study" to be completed by 2020. Many members of the Wyoming Blockchain
> Task Force and the broader Wyoming Blockchain community desire Wyoming to
> be more aggressively be able to offer this capability sooner. This
> capability will allow Wyoming to compete with other states (and
> countries) to be the preferred location for corporate registration and
> domicile.
> *Demo & Presentation before Wyoming Blockchain Task Force*
> I believe the W3C-CCG and self-sovereign decentralized identity
> communities are in a position to influence the Wyoming Blockchain Task
> Force and the Wyo Sec. of State to accelerate the capability to accept
> corporate filings and issue digital credentials for corporations. Thus I
> have asked for some time at a future Blockchain Task Force meeting to
> present these ideas to them.
> The next meeting of the Blockchain Task Force is in Sheridan, Wyoming,
> August 19th-20th but I have not been assured that the Wyoming Sec. of
> State will be in attendance. Instead, I suggest we plan for the meeting in
> *Laramie, Wyoming, *on *September 19th-20th*. I know that some folk in
> our community will be at TPAC in Japan that week, but if you are not going
> there this may be a good alternative.
> The details for future Wyoming Blockchain Task Force meetings are at
> https://wyoleg.gov/Committees/2019/S3
> So far, at least one DID-based software platform company (Digital Bazaar
> for Veres.One) is committed to being able to demonstrate this capability by
> the September Blockchain Task Force meeting. Several others are considering
> joining in to do so as well.
> *Proposed Technical Details of Demo*
> *(skip this section if you don't want to dive into the tech)*
> The first step in the process of chartering a digital corporation in
> Wyoming is that a person (natural or business entity) needs to register
> as a Commercial Registered Agent. Current details on this are at
> https://soswy.state.wy.us/Business/CRAHome.aspx , but I can send you copy
> of the actual registration form as well as Wyoming statutes for
> Registered Agents if you want.
> That applicant must a) have a physical address in Wyoming (Registered
> Office), and b) if the person is a business entity, identify a natural
> person who is at that address during normal business hours. In combination,
> this is a Registered Agent. There are a large number of individuals and
> companies who offer these services in Wyoming.
> I propose for our demo (and for bootstrap reasons) that we initially only
> do natural persons as Registered Agents. The prospective Registered Agent
> basically uses their own DID (from among those DID methods accepted by the
> Wyoming Sec. of State), and then offers a self-signed Verifiable
> Credential that contains the data in the registration form, optionally
> include other Verifiable Credentials about themselves such as a proof that
> their office is located in Wyoming. (I'm not sure that the current Office
> of Sec. of State does any confirmation that the applicant maintains an
> office in Wyoming under the current manual system but we should expect
> that they will in the future.)
> The Wyoming Sec. of State receives the request, verifies the claims and
> accepts payment, and issues a Verifiable Credential(s) using the
> appropriate DID method(s) to the Registered Agent confirming their status.
> Once someone has a DID and Verifiable Claim from the Wyoming Sec. of
> State as a Registered Agent, the Registered Agent now has the privilege to
> be able to present information about representation of companies to the
> state.
> A prospective Wyoming company would then create a DID and self-sign
> corporate foundational documents that required to register a company in
> Wyoming. The Registered Agent then counter-signs those foundational
> documents, along with a claim that they have the personal info of those
> beneficial owners on file (in Wyoming, for privacy reasons the state does
> NOT get these names, only the Registered Agent knows).
> The Registered Agent then submits a Verifiable Presentation (consisting of
> Verifiable Claims that he is a Registered Agent, the companies signed
> foundational documents, adds his own claim that he represents that company,
> and offers payment information) to the Wyoming Sec. of State.
> The Wyoming Sec. of State receives the request, validates the claims and
> accepts payment, and issues a Verifiable Credential using the appropriate
> DID method(s) that the company is established as of a particular date, and
> is in good standing through the expiration date.
> Companies should be able to renew or update these records with the Wyoming Sec.
> of State, as well as pay additional fees to the Wyoming Sec. of State
> which may include renewals of Verifiable Claim of good standing as well as
> other corporate filing fees, or to receive other Verifiable Claims from the
> Sec. of State, and long-term other Verifiable Claims from other Wyoming
>  offices.
> *A key to this demo* is that from what I've seen is that the Office of
> the Wyoming Sec. of State may stall unless *we can demonstrate to them
> that they will not be locked into sourcing this new technology from a
> single company or single platform*. Thus even if we can't demo in
> September full interoperability, we should emphasize that we are using open
> standards and that our goal of interoperability is possible.
> *Desired Outcomes*
> After our demo, I'd like the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force to push this
> opportunity at the next legislative session to mandate that a) the Office
> of the Secr. of State actually deploy, not just study this b) require that
> the vendors support open standards and interoperability, and c) fully fund
> this initial effort.
> *Next Steps*
> If you are interested in participating in a conference call about the
> project, please email me at ChristopherA@LifeWithAlacrity.com. I hope to
> have our next call this Friday.
> The Blockchain Task Force meeting in Laramie is open to the public, but
> you should get your plane reservations in soon and keep an eye on the
> wyoleg.gov website for lodging discounts. There is also a blockchain
> conference and hackathon at the University of Wyoming immediately after
> the Task Force meeting with some significant prizes if you are interested.
> https://wyohackathon.io
> -- Christopher Allen
Received on Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:17:50 UTC

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