The Sovereign Identity Revolution

Author and Linux Journal Senior Editor David “Doc” Searls, and Evernym CEO/Co-Founder Timothy Ruff discuss: the origin of siloed identity (2:40), high vs. low-trust identity environments (4:22), origins of the term “self-sovereign identity” (7:01), establishing trust without centralized authority (10:58), invention as the mother of necessity (15:44), the Faustian bargain of “free” web services (16:50), data privacy winds of change (23:22), self-sovereign identity as a means of communication (25:25), European vs. American data privacy perspectives (27:27), the self-sovereign identity startup “Sovrin” (37:50), the fundamental breakthrough of distributed ledger technology (39:27), and the Internet Identity Workshop (45:10).

Wells Fargo will combine voice recognition, AI for conversational handsfree banking

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Canada’s SecureKey wins $800K US grant, plans blockchain digital identity network

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Identity management companies generated in $6B in acquisitions in 2016

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A Collection of Attributes

American Banker Editor in Chief Marc Hochstein and IdentityMind VP of Marketing and Product Jose Caldera discuss: physical vs. digital identities (2:15), identity as a collection of attributes (5:17), the concept of online “personas” (7:20), proving ownership (9:00), identity’s key attributes (12:30), calculating identity risk (13:25), banking’s unique identity requirements (16:30), the importance of address (20:00), and eCommerce’s identity impact (23:15).

US Customs detained American-born NASA scientist until he unlocked his government-issued phone

A scientist with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory was one of the incoming citizens held up by President Trump's hastily implemented travel policies, even though...

OWI & RegTechLab defragment the Identity Industry startup scene

Identity Startup Landscape identifies 187 companies shaping the future of Identity One World Identity — the news, media, and events hub for every aspect of identity...

Homeland Security may require US visitors to provide social media passwords

Certain visitors to the U.S. may be required to provide the Department of Homeland Security the passwords to their social media accounts, according to...

As identity transitions from tangible to digital, history will matter

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