w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/ looks like a pretty comprehensive solution to identity in a federated , decentralized world. But I think we're probably a ways away from implementations and integrations.


@alex afaik DID is not nomadic. you can't change providers without losing your following. imo this has to be implemented for decentralised identity to function as identity

@0x3F Yeah the Zot protocol looks interesting, I'll have to have a more in depth read about it.

As far as DID being unable to change providers, I didn't think it really had any concept of a 'provider'. One of the principles of the spec is 'self sovereignty' which I think is intended to be achieved via a distributed ledger of some kind and cryptographic proofs of identity. I also need to do more reading about this though so I could be wrong ...

@alex doesn't it require domain ownership and use URIs? if so, i dont think you'll be able to get everyone a domain without "providers". let alone the challenges of DNS.

if it does involve a distributed ledger, it would be interesting to see how it is executed.

@0x3F The DID spec allows for different 'methods', some of which can be decentralised. Methods are registered in a separate spec here: w3c-ccg.github.io/did-method-r

One example of a decentralised method using Ethereum is this github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebo

Again, I could be wildly off base with this stuff because it's based on a cursory reading of the spec. Pretty exciting though I think!

@alex veey exciting stuff! thanks for the links, i have some reading to do :)

@0x3F Glad to be of service ☺. Would love to hear your thoughts after we've both had a chance to read more thoroughly.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Cybrespace is an instance of Mastodon, a social network based on open web protocols and free, open-source software. It is decentralized like e-mail.