The Story of Decentralized Identity

Tomislav Markovski, StreetCred, Medium, Aug 17, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

People have been working on this for a long time (remember mIDm?) It still isn't solved but there are suggestions that it might be in the coming years. "What is a decentralized identity? To put it simply, it’s a publicly discoverable identity information... Using crypto technology, identities can be defined as a set of keys used in proving the source and validity of information." Ultimately, I think, we'll all have our own personal key (often on an actual key we plug into our computer). This doesn't necessarily connect to a person (and 'fake people' will be a problem). But it does necessarily connect to all activities from that identity, and that's the point.

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