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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>
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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.


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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.


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:


-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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