RE: Maximizing interoperability between DID methods

Is the topic really about interoperability? …or, is co-existence the central topic? There are too many different categories (ecosystems) of decentralized identifiers for simple interoperability to be a useful goal IMO.


Michael Herman
Web 7.0

From: Joel Thorstensson <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 5:04 AM
To: W3C Credentials CG <>
Subject: Maximizing interoperability between DID methods


I've been thinking a bunch about DID interoperability recently. Took the time to captured my thoughts in an article. My primary aim here is to describe a subset of the DID specification that enables interoperability across DID methods primarily in the context of fully decentralized and trustless applications, e.g. "local-first" or "self-certifying".

I hope this can lead to a productive conversation around how we as a community can coordinate to make the applications we are building more composable!



Joel Thorstensson
Co-founder, 3Box Labs

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Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2023 17:26:45 UTC