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Re: Proposed work item: did:key DID Method

From: Lucas Tétreault <lucas@vivvo.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2019 16:52:51 +0000
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <YT1PR01MB386509247A46733C57B0E115AD480@YT1PR01MB3865.CANPRD01.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM>

Hi Manu,

Can you comment on the differences between this and did:peer? It seems as though it's quite similar (without being self-certifying) to what the did:peer spec calls Layer 2 support for did:peer.

Thanks,
Lucas

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From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:27:57 AM
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Subject: Proposed work item: did:key DID Method

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are a new type of identifier for
verifiable, decentralized digital identity. These new identifiers are
designed to enable the controller of a DID to prove control over it and
to be implemented independently of any centralized registry, identity
provider, or certificate authority. These sorts of identifiers often
utilize a heavy-weight registry, such as ones utilizing Decentralized
Ledger Technologies (DLT), to create, read, update, and deactivate DIDs.

This specification describes a non-registry based DID Method based on
expanding a cryptographic public key into a DID Document. This approach
provides the simplest possible implementation of a DID Method that is
able to achieve many, but not all, of the benefits of utilizing DIDs.

https://digitalbazaar.github.io/did-method-key/

At this time, we are seeking another implementer that is willing to
collaborate on maturing this DID Method and be a co-sponsor/editor on
the specification.

The request to add this as a work item to the CCG is here:

https://github.com/w3c-ccg/community/issues/98

-- manu

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