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Re: VC-HTTP-API - A follow up on the RAR presentation

From: Juan Caballero <juan.caballero@spruceid.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2021 11:14:29 +0200
To: public-credentials@w3.org
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On 7/9/2021 10:59 AM, David Chadwick wrote:
> The only good use case I can see for combining VCs with blockchains is 
> if the wallet holds digital cash and credentials. But I am not yet 
> convinced that users will want to hold both in the same wallet. The 
> same device yes, but it could still be different apps.

Hear me out: *digital money orders*.  There are so many cool 
19th-century, paper-based financial instruments that the casino-bosses 
haven't gotten around to re-inventing yet. Plenty of brownish greenfield 
left to explore!

In response to Moses' tripartite taxonomy, I would tag myself as the 
faceless storm trooper in the background just following orders and 
bleeding out 15 seconds into the first shoot-out on the death star.  I 
find the end of capitalism funner to imagine than the end of GAFA, but 
in this lifetime I'm not a risk-taker, more like an IP janitor.

I would also like to take this time to thank Daniel Hardman again for 
his horizon-expanding presentation in this group, which I do *NOT* think 
went unheard or unfelt-- I've shared those slides with multiple people 
since who have asked me about the V-H-API process and/or the relation of 
DIDComm to other work happening in the space.  WG Scopes are like 
budgets-- unpopular forcing functions and structuring devices, not to be 
taken personally.


-- jc
Juan Caballero, PhD.
Open Source Yenta and Advisor,
Spruce Systems, USA
Berlin-based (CET)
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