Decentralized Identifier

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Any one, any where can create an identifier that will be accepted everywhere.


Everyone knows the problem with identities on the internet. They are not under the control of users, who are extremely interested in their own Identity and most want their own Privacy, at least in the original sense of that word. They do not want to be bombarded with constant, unwanted, interruptions.


Self-sovereign identities seem to be the answer to all parties' concerns. [1] The only problem with it that I can see is that no one seems to know exactly what it is or how it might work. MIT has started an open source effort to build something[2] but no one seems to know what.


  1. Decentralized Digital Identities and Blockchain perspective from Microsoft
    1. Ian Glazer, Why self-sovereign identity will get adopted (and it’s not the reason you probably want) 2018-06-15
    2. Github, Developing General Principles for Sovereign Identity.