Somehow people should be allowed to take ownership of their own Identifier in cyberspace.
- The concept of private property did not really exist until sovereign states decided to record property deeds.
- John Locke argued that:
Influenced by the rise of mercantilism, Locke argued that private property was antecedent to and thus independent of government. Locke distinguished between "common property", by which he meant common land, and property in consumer goods and producer-goods, the latter of which referred to land.
- The Decentralized Identifier was created to bring Self-sovereign identities to the masses.