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Negative press related to DIDs and VCs

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 09:15:38 -0400
To: W3C DID Working Group <public-did-wg@w3.org>, W3C Verifiable Credentials Working Group <public-vc-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0e6721cb-2088-ccc1-d448-1336a9282ca8@digitalbazaar.com>
Hi all,

Just drawing your attention towards this:

https://twitter.com/harryhalpin/status/140961537

https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2021May/0177.html

These are things that I would expect we would normally just ignore, but I've
received a number of private emails over the tweet above from various decision
making parties inside the EU requesting that we respond publicly to theses
sorts of accusations.

The accusations are being taken seriously by some because Harry Halpin is
ex-W3C staff. Also note that he his company is developing "competing
technology" to DIDs and VCs.

Just raising awareness here as Harry's campaign is having a negative effect on
adoption of VCs and DIDs.

-- manu

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