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Re: DIDs a more generalized and permanent for of UUID?

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2020 18:23:24 -0500
Message-ID: <CACvcBVoOf4dAVjCSmZfFoehTD+2QsWAax_xbZfe27yoSs+O7GQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
Cc: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Daniel Hardman’s post that described DID benefits well:
https://github.com/w3c/did-core/issues/233#issuecomment-600854330

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thanks Markus and Melvin. I find issue 233 to be a very illustrious
> thread. Daniel Hardman summarized DID benefits well. This topic also segue
> ways into the recent call.
>
> I believe I was coming at this from a database perspective. In the past
> couple of months I have asked about satellites, IoT, and.. Thanks for the
> replies from Sam Matthews Chase, Christopher Allen, et al. I’ll be around.
> Still formalizing thoughts.
>
> On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Markus Sabadello <markus@danubetech.com>
> wrote:
>
>> There are certainly similarities between DIDs and URNs, e.g. the property
>> of persistence.
>>
>> One of the main differences has been that DIDs have a controller, and
>> that they are cryptographically verifiable.
>>
>> In other words, you can prove that you control a certain DID.
>>
>> However there is also an ongoing discussions to broaden this aspect of
>> DIDs and make them even more "URN-like", feel free to comment:
>> https://github.com/w3c/did-core/issues/233
>>
>> Markus
>> On 3/31/20 8:43 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 04:00, Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Silly question:
>>>
>>> Were DIDs meant to be a more generalized and permanent form of UUID?
>>>
>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=LkUkcoyksSI&t=2m18s
>>>
>>
>> Similar, but slightly different
>>
>> It's a URI rather than a UUID.  You can turn a UUID into a URI with
>> urn:uuid:<ID>
>>
>> The DID has different constraints and properties outlined in the DID Core
>> spec
>>
>> They are designed to be permanent in principle but in practice
>> cryptographic identifiers may have a finite life span
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Brent Shambaugh
>>>
>>
>>
>
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