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Decentralized Key Management (DKMS): An Essential Missing Piece of the SSI Puzzle – Drummond Reed – Webinar 8

Webinar 8 Drummond Reed DKMS

Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer at Evernym and Sovrin Foundation Trustee, features in this Webinar “Decentralized Key Management (DKMS): An Essential Missing Piece of the SSI Puzzle”. If you can’t manage the keys for your DIDs (Decentralized Identifiers), then the SSI engine will never get started. That’s why DKMS (Decentralized Key Management System) is one of the core open standards in the DID “stack”.

DKMS inverts a core assumption of conventional PKI (public key infrastructure) architecture, namely that public key certificates will be issued by centralized or federated certificate authorities (CAs). With DKMS, the initial “root of trust” for all participants is any blockchain or distributed ledger that supports DIDs. This webinar will explain why we need DKMS, what a DKMS-compatible identity wallet looks like, how DKMS can solve some longstanding problems in wallet backup and recovery, and where DKMS is headed for standardization.

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We recommend watching our first webinar with Drummond “The Story of Open SSI Standards – Drummond Reed/Evernym – Webinar 1”, and the second “Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs): The Fundamental Building Block of Self-Sovereign Identity – Drummond Reed – Webinar 2” to get a general view in which he explains the technical and development aspects of DIDs, DKMS, DID Auth and Verifiable Credentials.

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