3K/Distributed Identity

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Distributed Identity


Wednesday 3K

Convener: Joe Andrieu

Notetaker: Heather Vescent


Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:


Distributed Identity vs Decentralized Identity


Identity substrate, where identity data accreted over actions.

Grounded in the subjective

The function of identity, when I recognize you, now I have connected other attributes to form a verson

A subjective notion of identity.


Digital identity, mechanisms to

Multi-lateral, mechanisms,

It can never be symmetric,

Receiver, perceiver.

Is this symmetrical? No.


Want this to be with permissions.


Substrate – permission to write and present the data from his substrate.

Subjective identity.


The notion of a distributed architecture – didn’t require a centralized source.


Me – I give you permission to make a claim about me.

You make the claim.

I choose who I show the claim you make about me.


Personal note: we are becoming both more machine like and more human. We are splitting the two aspects of ourselves.


Legal identity. What are the criteria for a legal identity?

Nationality: the internet. Is there a non-national legal identity.


Any identity that a court will recognize.

Complicated social proofs.

You have an affidavit of identity.

  • Facts
    • Legal name
    • Current address
  • Legal notary


“Rigorous identity”

Using blockchain for identity creates timestamps that can be used to bootstrap identity.

We can use to bootstrap a legal identity.

It’s a verifiable identity. And under some circumstances it can become a legal identity.


Kaliya’s Paper: ASN.planetwork.net

Identity persistent correlated identifier.


To write to the bitcoin blockchain you have to pay a $1…

Energy use ½ gigwatt per