Blockchain ID & Self-Sovereign Identity

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Identity, Company Building and the Metaverse | Frontier Talk #10 - Lasse Andresen

In this milestone episode, Raj Hegde sits with Lasse Andresen – Founder and CEO of IndyKite to explore company building, the metaverse, and identity applications beyond security. Tune in to this episode to learn about Lasse’s inspiring journey since founding ForgeRock, his…

Leadership Compass

Providers of Verified Identity 2022

This Leadership Compass provides an overview up-to-date insights on the leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for full-services Providers of Verified Identity. These vendors cover the entire identity verification process from beginning through onboarding and authentication.

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Analyst Chat #134: How Self-Sovereign Identities Will Influence Public Services

Europe is on a "Path to a Digital Decade", which envisions 80% of EU citizens using a digital ID card by 2030. A part of that journey will be self-sovereign identities. Research Analyst Alejandro Leal joins Matthias to continue their discussion on the digital transformation in public…

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Women in Identity

Women in Identity (WID) is a global organization with a vision to develop identity solutions for everyone by everyone. It was founded in 2018 by a handful of women and has grown to more than 2000 members in 32 countries. We believe that diverse teams create better solutions, and each of us…

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Empowering Individuals with Self-Sovereign Identity

The decentralized identity paradigm disrupts traditional identity and access management ecosystems and requires a more democratic collaboration and competition among several identity and credential issuers. Dr. Michele Nati from IOTA Foundation will elaborate on this challenge in…

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Decentralization Is Like the Analog World

Decentralized identity is an incredibly flexible technology that solves fundamental problems in the way we manage digital communication. But this capacity to do more than one thing at once can be a source of confusion. Heather Dahl from Indicio will elaborate on this challenge in her…

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Analyst Chat #116: Putting GAIN to the Test

GAIN (the Global Assured Identities Network) is entering a new phase. On March 2, the technical proof-of-concept group was launched to actually test the concepts. Annie Bailey and Matthias have a look at the list of participants, the agenda, and the potential outcomes of this PoC. And…

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Guide to Implementing Decentralized ID

Because the Identity Fabric describes a set of connected enabling IT components that work together as a single entity rather than a concrete tool, there are infinite possible implementations of an Identity Fabric. Decentralized identities offer compelling advantages for organizations to…

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Predictions for 2022: Decentralized Technologies

KuppingerCole Analysts pay close attention to all topics at the intersection of identity and security. Decentralized technologies often cross paths with these domains and, since it is a dynamic and potentially disruptive influence on “business as usual”, we have compiled a few…

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Avast to Acquire Evernym: Consumer Cybersecurity Meets Decentralized Identity

Avast, a cybersecurity and privacy company, announced on December 9th 2021 their intent to acquire Evernym. Founded in 1988 in Prague, Czech Republic, Avast focuses both on meeting both consumer and enterprise use cases. On the enterprise side it offers endpoint protection such as patch…

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The Business Value of Decentralized Identity

Decentralized identity and self-sovereign identity (SSI) are some of the most promising solutions using blockchain technology. The value for individual users is clear, bringing them privacy and control over their information. However, it is sometimes less clear where the business value for…

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Verifiable Credentials: A Fresh Approach to Identity in the Digital Era

Establishing a verified digital identity is crucial to successful business collaboration and customer engagement in the digital economy. Verifiable Credentials provide a highly secure way of establishing digital identity. However, knowing exactly how to begin using this approach can be…

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The Decentralized E-Commerce Story | Frontier Talk #7 - Dr. Michele Nati

In this episode, Raj Hegde sits with Dr. Michele Nati - Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development at #IOTA Foundation to understand how decentralization offers a fresh perspective towards marketplace transactions. Tune in to this episode to explore how an international initiative…

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Oct 12, 2021: Verifiable Credentials: A Fresh Approach to Identity in the Digital Era

Establishing a verified digital identity is crucial to successful business collaboration and customer engagement in the digital economy. Verifiable Credentials provide a highly secure way of establishing digital identity. However, knowing exactly how to begin using this approach can be challenging.

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Bringing User-Centricity to Decentralized Identity | Frontier Talk #6 - Nat Sakimura

Raj Hegde sits with identity veteran, Nat Sakimura - Chairman of OpenID Foundation to understand how user-centric learnings from existing authentication protocols can be applied to future identity initiatives. Tune in to this episode to explore ways to navigate tradeoffs between privacy…

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Enabling the Machine Economy and Decentralized Internet of Things | Frontier Talk #5 - Peter Busch

Raj Hegde sits down with Peter Busch, DLT Product Owner at Bosch , to discuss how decentralization is enabling a wide range of exciting use cases across industries. Tune in to this episode to explore the concept of machine economy, understand the needs of machines and dive deep into the…

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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Doc Searls on Decentralized Identity

Doc Searls, Co-founder and board member of Customer Commons, and Director of ProjectVRM, is to deliver a keynote entitled Where Stands the Sovereign Self? at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021. To give you sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Doc some questions about his…

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Building the Future of Identity | Frontier Talk #4 - Doc Searls

"Progress is the process by which the miraculous becomes mundane.” says Doc Searls, the next guest on our popular podcast series - Frontier Talk. In this episode, Raj Hegde sits down with one of the most prolific technology thinkers of our generation to understand the problems of the…

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EIC Speaker Spotlight: Michele Nati on Decentralized Identity

Michele Nati, Head of Telco and Infrastructure Development at the IOTA Foundation, will participate in panels on Decentralized Identity and Self-Sovereign Identity at the European Identity and Cloud Conference 2021. To give you a sneak preview of what to expect, we asked Michele some…

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Blueprint for a Digital Health Pass

The Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint was released mid-June to help shape the development of a cohesive but decentralized method of issuing, holding, and verifying the results of a COVID status test. The Good Health Pass Collaborative (GHPC) is an open and publicly funded…

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Nov 24, 2021: Digital ID & Identification

In the digital age, new technologies and services are greeted with greater enthusiasm than ever before, increasingly mediating identity verification and identification of individuals. As digitization increases, so does the need for legal and technical safeguards to ensure privacy and…

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Decentralizing Provenance in an Industry 4.0 World | Frontier Talk #3 - Dr. Carsten Stöcker

In this episode, Raj Hegde sits down with Dr. Carsten Stöcker, Founder & CEO of Spherity to understand how #decentralized identity is transforming the end-to-end supply chain lifecycle. Tune in to this episode to explore the increasingly important role of provenance in helping…

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Decentralized Biometrics and Next-Generation Authentication | Frontier Talk #2 - Frances Zelazny

Raj Hegde sits down with Frances Zelazny, Co-founder & CEO of Anonybit, to understand the novel concept of decentralized biometrics. Tune in to this exciting episode for a deep dive on biometrics, explore the relevance of decentralized biometrics as an alternative to centralized…

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Azure AD Verifiable Credentials Entering Public Preview

Microsoft announced on April 5, 2020 that its Azure AD Verifiable Credentials is now in public preview. This solution enables organizations to design and issue verifiable credentials to their users, be it enterprises issuing employment credentials to their employees, universities enrolling…

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Decentralizing Mobility, Coopetition and Platforms | Frontier Talk #1 - Dr. Harry Behrens

Raj Hegde sits down with Dr. Harry Behrens, Head of Blockchain Factory at Daimler Mobility, to discuss how decentralization is transforming the fragmented mobility industry. Tune in to this exciting episode for a deep dive on decentralized identity, explore the rise of the platform economy…

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Feb 03, 2021: Unlocking Decentralized Identity: A Playbook for Your Enterprise

This KCLive Event on Decentralized Identity goes beyond the hype of blockchain and offers IT leaders an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding.

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Markus Sabadello: U.S. Permanent Resident Cards with SSI

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has supported Self-Sovereign Identity technologies such as Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials for several years. Now, a number of companies have been selected to work with DHS on implementing digital versions of…

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Will Abramson: Solving Problems with SSI

An overview of a number of problem-driven use cases for SSI technology, focusing on a number of different domains; healthcare, distributed machine learning and education. A recap of research undertaken at the Blockpass Identity Lab over the last year.

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Interview with Dr. Andre Kudra

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Adrian Doerk: Bringing Self-Sovereign Identity Into Practice: Lessons Learned from Lissi and the SSI for Germany Consortia

In the future, you will not only decide where your data is stored, but also with whom you want to share your data. If you share data, everything will be logged for you and you will always have an overview of who has received data from you. This is what transparency…

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TJ Behe: Beyond Blockchain: Creating Value from Compliant Self-Sovereign Identity

Enterprise wants to focus on the value identity can bring beyond verified access. Whilst reducing identity management compliance risk and storage costs, more organizations are giving customers their identity ownership back. They are using intelligent agents, real-time data updates…

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Prof. Dr. David Chadwick: COVID-19 Certificates for Everyone

Working with the NHS, we are connecting our verifiable credentials infrastructure to its COVID-19 tests database so that we will be able to issue COVID-19 verifiable credentials to people in real time. Our unique design provides selective disclosure and conformance to GDPR for both the…

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Anne Bailey: Reimagining Identity: a Buyer’s Guide to Decentralized Identity

Blockchain is a reaction to real security and privacy concerns.  Whether or not you choose to adopt any blockchain solution, these concerns do exist and should be addressed in the way you manage enterprise Identity and Access Management. This session is for those who want to know…

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Analyst Chat #37: COVID Response and Decentralized Identity Solutions/Verifiable Credentials

Anne Bailey and Matthias Reinwarth discuss how decentralized identities and verifiable credentials help respond to the pandemic by powering contact tracing applications, immunity passports and other important use cases.

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Joy Chik: Making Digital Privacy Real

Digital privacy is a central concern for pretty much everyone. But what does ‘privacy’ really mean? How do you get it and what does it cost you? The identity community has been hard at work on a new identity model that gives people a path to take control of their online…

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Decentralized Identity Could Become a Reality, but Blockchain May Not Be a Part of It

Decentralized Identity is a concept that may not be mainstream yet, but it is a term that embodies the sentiment that many individuals feel regarding the control they wish they had over their personal data. The public has become increasingly more vocal about the misuse of their data, and…

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Blockchain: It’s not About Technology, It Is About Use Cases

Today, the German Federal Government announced its Blockchain Strategy. What might sound as a great thing, falls short, for a number of reasons. One is that it is late: after the first hype and somewhere in the phase of disillusion. This should have happened much earlier, specifically with…

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Blockchain Just a Hype?

Blockchain - Just a Hype?