How Should a Blockchain Social Network be Moving on Digital Identity Now?

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How Should a Blockchain Social Network be Moving on Digital Identity Now?


Day/Session:Thursday 2I

Convener:Dave Room

Notes-taker(s): Dave Room


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


New social apps may want to use three ways to login now:

  • email or handle 
  • auth through one of the big social networks or Google
  • auth with UPort or Civic 

Leading DID based solutions

  • Uport
  • Civic
  • Sovrin

There was conversation about whether Civic is sufficiently decentralized.


There was conversation about how DIDs could carry group relationships so that groups of people can gain access to social networks based on the group affiliations associated with their DID.