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Stephen Downes

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I saw this mentioned in the SoLiD discussion Matrix, and there are obvious links. This short post links to a longer document (66 page PDF) describing a distributed trust-based network. Now we've been down this path before, with things like Web of Trust (WoT). This is a bit different, with a basis in modern technologies like Distributed Identity (DID). And unlike Blockchain, it proposes a network of micro-ledgers, instead of a centralized ledger. I think, though, that schemes like this are putting the commercial cart before the relationship horse. We're still figuring how how to make distributed social networks work. We can't make the leap to a distributed contract network before we've even figured out how to talk to each other (without spam, harassment, disinformation, etc.).

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