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Re: OpenAttestation (was Re: looking for a specific use-case)

From: steve capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:52:55 +1100
Message-ID: <CAEMprt+U2pydFB+0yG6GTTkHcEQSzRW+n135E_AwUMn4+7rXVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arshad Noor <arshad.noor@strongkey.com>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Not my site nor my decision to put it on a .com.

But it is an official Singapore government project and you'll probably find
more information on the business problem at the second link I have you -
repeated here https://www.tradetrust.io/resources

tradetrust.io is the singapore government implementation of their own open
attestation protocol.

with regard to why invent a new thing when existing standards will do - I'd
say that open attestation pre-dates W3C VC and so there weren't the same
options.  I gather the SG government plans to update open attestation to be
W3C VC data model compliant.

The white paper you seek will probably be the one that will come out of the
UN project.

On Mon, 21 Dec 2020 at 12:45, Arshad Noor <arshad.noor@strongkey.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure I understand Steve.
>
> The home page says "OpenAttestation is an open-sourced framework to
> notarise documents using the blockchain." But, I don't see any
> white-paper anywhere on:
>
> - The business problem it solves; or
> - Why existing schemes/technology do not solve the problem that
> necessitates the use of a new framework.
>
> Does such a white-paper exist?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Arshad
>
> P.S. Curious that an "open" framework would choose to publish its
> content on a commercial .com domain rather than the traditional top
> level domain for open-source projects: .org.
>
>
> On 12/19/20 1:59 PM, Steve Capell wrote:
> > https://www.openattestation.com/ <https://www.openattestation.com/>
> >
> > Used by
> >
> > https://www.tradetrust.io/ <https://www.tradetrust.io/> (A Singapore
> > government site)
> >
> > And by
> >
> > https://igl.trade.np.cp1.abf.gov.au/
> > <https://igl.trade.np.cp1.abf.gov.au/> (Au government - beta trial only)
> >
> > Part of a UN collaboration described here
> >
> https://uncefact.unece.org/pages/viewpage.action?mobileBypass=true&spaceKey=uncefactpublic&title=Cross+border+Inter-ledger+exchange+for+Preferential+CoO+using+Blockchain
> > <
> https://uncefact.unece.org/pages/viewpage.action?mobileBypass=true&spaceKey=uncefactpublic&title=Cross+border+Inter-ledger+exchange+for+Preferential+CoO+using+Blockchain
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Steven Capell
> > Mob: 0410 437854
> >
> >> On 19 Dec 2020, at 11:51 pm, Arshad Noor <arshad.noor@strongkey.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> What is this protocol, Steve? A search does not identify the protocol
> >> uniquely:
> >>
> https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=singapore+open+attestation+protocol&ia=web
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >>
> >> Arshad Noor
> >> StrongKey
> >>
> >> On 12/19/20 4:25 AM, Steve Capell wrote:
> >>> In our international trade domain I can’t think of a use case where
> >>> we don’t need notarised and revocable credentials - things that don’t
> >>> get much of a mention in the w3c specs.  It’s why we use the
> >>> Singapore open attestation protocol
> >>> Steven Capell
>


-- 
Steve Capell
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