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

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2021 10:12:38 -0500
Message-ID: <CACvcBVpbOvmqTMuBWZCYPaq+=5i8J_UEmfeb_6xUpASYVgxrGQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Cc: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>, Dave Longley <dlongley@digitalbazaar.com>, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>, daniel.hardman@gmail.com, "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 4:33 PM Christopher Allen <
ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 1:58 PM Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Tag yourself:
>>
>
> I’ve definitely sacrificed revenue and left money on the table to avoid
> “selling out” and stay the course on “occupy identity” & “if we build it”.
>
> I share the same sentiment. I have spent the last couple of months working
> with the good folks of the ceramic network trying to get my own IoT project
> launched. I've had the what am I doing with  my life moments and wondered
> why I just passed up on a roofing job feeling that would lead me to abandon
> ship. Innovation is hard and requires sacrifice. Going through it is like
> dodging a wall in a hairpin turn at 99 mph. You don't know if you will make
> it or spin out, but you know it won't help to stare at the wall.  I really
> don't want to "sell out". I'm sure there are some who would offer loads of
> money if I gave up my soul.
>
> I’m certainly been more satisfied recently with just shipping stuff like
> did:onion, file signing & exploring multisig options, CBOR rather than
> JSON-LD, integrated UX for currency/identity wallets, better QRs, mentoring
> interns that also want “occupy identity” around the world, helping
> establish SSI principles as law, and getting grants from donors & “occupy
> identity” funders like the Human Right Foundation, than a similar amount of
> time on CCG activities in previous years.
>
> I know one of these interns, and they really seem to love it.
>


> For me it was a small win, like understanding what Joel may have meant by
> trying using a JSON-RPC and following the interface to add metadata for my
> did:key.
>
> I don’t want to see the LESS (legally enabled self-sovereign) Identity
> work of the CCG/DID-WG/VC-WG stop, but I am concerned that it overly
> dominates the discussion. Also for both sides: “Perfection is the enemy of
> the good.”
>
> There isn’t a lot of money on this other side of the wall from LESS
> Identity, but the water here is warm and you are welcome to come and play.
> Come join me and other like minded folk to ship code at
> https://www.BlockchainCommons.com
>
> — Christopher Allen
>
>>
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