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The best DID method ever?

From: Gabe Cohen <gabe@tbd.email>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2023 14:38:50 -0700
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To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hi all,

The other week I wrote a blog post (personal blog, unaffiliated with my
employer) entitled *Toward DID:X <https://decentralgabe.xyz/toward-did-x/>.
*In it I make a case for a new DID method, an evolution of the Sidetree
work in DIF <https://identity.foundation/sidetree/spec/>, which aims to be
the default choice for anyone looking to use a DID. Such a goal
is ambitious, perhaps foolish, but I believe that having a DID method that
is sufficiently decentralized (see the post for a more concrete definition)
and exhibits a baseline of interoperability between implementations is
vitally important for the DID-ecosystem, of which Credentials are customer

Our ecosystem needs as little fragmentation as possible, and I believe that
a flexible system like a Sidetree V2 could just be a unifying factor that
enhances interoperability and decentralization for all of us. Especially if
we can chart a path that makes many existing DID methods compatible under
the same DID-method-umbrella.

I would appreciate if you could read the post and share your feedback, in
public or private, and take the survey at the end
<https://decentralgabe.xyz/about/>, which aims to capture interest in
building, the feature set, where the work should take place, and what its
goals should be.

Looking forward,

Gabe Cohen

Lead Platform Engineer, Verifiable Credentials

gabe@tbd.email <gcohen@tbd.email>

TBD <http://tbd.website/> | LinkedIn <https://linkedin.com/in/cohengabe> |
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