Some thoughts on Keybase, online security, and verification of identity

Open Educational Thinkering, May 12, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"Identity is the most important factor in any conversation or transaction. ," says Doug Belshaw. Not that it needs to be ties to real-world identity, but you need to be able to establish some sort of credential. Keybase, described by Belshaw, is one such option. "Cross-platform apps for desktop and mobile devices have been added, mearning not only can you verify your identity across the web, but you can chat and share files securely, " he writes." My Keybase ID is - you'll notice it lists only Twitter and GitHub as confirmed identities (as opposed to the five listed by Belshaw). I used to also list my website, but my security certificate expired and I don't want to spend money on a new one.
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