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).
Cameron D’Ambrosi @dambrosi
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