The Story of Open SSI Standards – Drummond Reed/Evernym – Webinar 1

The Story of SSI Open Standards Drummond Reed

Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer at Evernym and Sovrin Foundation Trustee, features in our first Webinar “The Story of SSI Open Standards” by giving us the background on the foundation of Self Sovereign Identity. Drummond explains the technical and development aspects of DIDs, DKMS, DID Auth and Verifiable Credentials that will make Self Sovereign Identity possible.

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Drummond Reed has 20 years experience in Internet Identity:

  • He has participated for 13 years (overall 26 instances) of Internet Identity Workshop (IIW)
  • He has 15 years experience in Internet Identity standards
  • He has collaborated with W3C, OASIS, IETF and the OpenID Foundation

This webinar will explain how Self Sovereign Identity will make it possible to have a lifetime portable identity for any person, organization, or thing that does not depend on any centralized authority and can never be taken away.

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) gives you a lifetime encrypted private channel with another person, organization, or thing.

Decentralized Key Managements System (DKMS) is a proposed open standard for managing the private keys you need for DIDs—including robust, highly usable key recovery.

DID Auth (DID Authentication) is a simple standard way for a DID owner to authenticate by proving control of a private key.

Verifiable Credentials is the format for interoperable, cryptographically-verifiable digital credentials being defined by the W3C Verifiable Claims Working Group.

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