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Re: Open Wallet Foundation

From: Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 13:02:40 -0500
Message-ID: <CAN8C-_Kaoc6qAFuZq-cOdbyj2UxEm+qh-bNRrzMS8UN-WsmNNg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philipp Schmidt <phi.schmidt@gmail.com>
Cc: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Sharon Leu <sleu@jff.org>
One of my areas of interest is "professional" or "business" wallets.

Various operators require a cryptographically authenticatable confidential
storage system, a few example roles to consider:

- law enforcement officers, issuing tickets
- site inspectors, certifying operating conditions for a facility
- traders developing and executing financing contracts
- lawyers, social workers or other roles that manage multiple clients with
unique confidentiality requirements

A major risk to the industry is that in our haste to secure the B2C
scenarios, we focus far too much on "personal privacy", "personal
payments", "personal identity".

Roads and other critical infrastructure that benefits individual persons is
rarely built for "personal use" reasons initially.

There is a strong intersection point between edtech and professional
employment... Jobs for the Future is leading the way!

But do we think people should be using personal wallets for
"professional business" ?

When and where do personal credential use cases mix?

How many devices do I need to operate safely?

How many will be required to adhere to corporate / government security
policies?... See Ukraine / Russia conflict for real examples of why
professional operators should not be using personal devices.

Let's get some use cases that can start to connect the personal and
professional wallet ecosystems.



On Sat, Sep 17, 2022 at 12:32 PM Philipp Schmidt <phi.schmidt@gmail.com>

> On Sat, Sep 17, 2022 at 9:58 AM Orie Steele <orie@transmute.industries>
> wrote:
>> Regarding OWF, I think it's about time we came together to talk about
>> wallet interoperability, use cases and threats to users... It's young, we
>> can all be a part of shaping it.
> Jobs for the Future has been organizing a wallet plugfest to do just this,
> with support from the VC-EDU task force. It is modeled after Anil John's
> work bringing together various parties. I believe there are something like
> 35 groups participating in the next round. The Digital Credentials
> Consortium is one of those groups.
> I can't speak on behalf of the plugfest organizers, but from where I sit,
> I see a lot of value for the OWF to get involved as well (if they are not
> already talking to each other) and build on the efforts that are already
> underway.
> Philipp

Chief Technical Officer

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