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From: Oliver Terbu <oliver.terbu@consensys.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:16:15 +0100
Message-ID: <CALu3yZK2d5bQRfr32v3RsYkztD_6qMzEjEvSmx6tOqov-L2CXQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Hardman <daniel.hardman@evernym.com>
Cc: Kenneth Anshewitz <kja10@my.fsu.edu>, "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
IMO, a DID user agent is not a well-defined term. The community
distinguishes between different types of agents. These agents are either
controlled by an entity, or act on behalf of the entity, run in different
locations and have certain capabilities, e.g., routing messages between
entities, answering to credentials presentation requests on behalf of
entities. I assume you are referring to an agent that runs on a mobile
phone or in the browser (e.g., plugin/extension) that is controlled by an

In general, there are a lot of companies working in this area and they have
their own agent implementations. The community has agreed so far on the W3C
Verifiable Credentials Data Model (W3C REC) and on the W3C CCG DID Spec
(Community Draft) so far. The DID spec is now being formalized in a
dedicated W3C DID WG. HL Aries/DIF is working on protocols that allows them
to interoperate on the messaging level. The following is a non-exhaustive
list of public edge agents available on Android/ iOS:
- uPort -> https://www.uport.me/
- Evernym/ connect.me -> https://www.evernym.com/products/
- Jolocom -> https://jolocom.io/
- Civic -> https://www.civic.com/
- ...


On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 5:05 PM Daniel Hardman <daniel.hardman@evernym.com>

> If this topic is of interest to you, you may want to read this doc
> <https://github.com/hyperledger/aries-rfcs/tree/master/concepts/0004-agents/README.md>,
> and look at the list of implementations at the bottom
> <https://github.com/hyperledger/aries-rfcs/tree/master/concepts/0004-agents#implementations>.
> This is NOT an exhaustive list of agent technologies; others on the the
> list should chime in with other things, too.
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 2:49 AM Kenneth Anshewitz <kja10@my.fsu.edu>
> wrote:
>> Hey guys,
>> I'm trying to learn about DIDs and came across your org. I'm interested
>> to know of any emerging DID User agents out there besides potentially
>> Microsoft and BCDiploma. Would Civic be considered a DID user agent?
>> Kenny
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