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Re: did:twit method

From: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2020 20:31:11 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFmmOzfPYAs4pu9Ku+gREnQQdj+g3rSvs6UkaQLa52mh1ad5Zg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm>
Cc: Gabe Cohen <gabe.cohen@hey.com>, W3C DID Working Group <public-did-wg@w3.org>, Gabriel <gabrielh@gmail.com>
tangent, but an important one: I want to signal-boost https://keys.pub (over
keybase) as the *open* alternative.

Gabriel (cc-d), the main contributor behind keys.pub, is supportive of us
making a DID method based on keys.pub. I've failed to find the time to make
that happen but would love a co-conspirator to help make that happen.

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM Wayne Chang <wyc@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> I, for one, welcome the re-emergence of Keybase-like elements in a
> decentralized way using DIDs and VCs! Kudos for also bringing the code
> along with the spec. Will we see did:hn or did:w3 next? :)
> If we begin to accumulate varieties of powerful centralized non-colluding
> non-custodial DID methods does that add decentralization to the system
> along a different axis? We could have schemes where an attacker must
> compromise 2-of-3 2FA Internet accounts to attain DID Controller
> privileges. What could be the transition/interoperability story with fully
> self-custodied DIDs such as btcr?
> Shamelessly plugging the DID decentralization rubric some folks on this
> list sunk good work into:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rYdWiwawWmLOWtHRvT0GzYcdewW_OS9M2mAkENLFdtY/edit?pli=1#heading=h.4p260dq0jbu
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2020, at 7:09 PM, Gabe Cohen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've created a fun side project introducing Twitter-based DIDs.
> You can find the spec here, inspired by both the did:key and did:github
> methods: https://github.com/did-twit/did-twit/blob/master/spec/index.md
> I have a cli where you can build did:twit identifiers, author messages,
> and verify other's did:twit messages here:
> https://github.com/did-twit/did-twit-cli
> Imagine if everyone affected by the Twitter hack a few weeks ago had been
> using verifiable tweets? Some ideas I have for where to take the project
> include storing the signatures on IPFS to reduce the noise on Twitter, or
> building a verifiable Tweet client.. Reach out if you're interested in
> contributing.
> Gabe
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