October 1, 2018
This past week, Sovrin Foundation CTO Nathan George and Sovrin Security Maven Mike Lodder attended the seventh meeting of Rebooting the Web of Trust (RWOT) in Toronto, Canada. The mission of RWOT is to share ideas, discuss important digital identity topics and write papers on the ideas and technologies being used to improve decentralization for the internet. The Sovrin Foundation was a proud gold level sponsor for this semi-annual meeting.
Many topic papers were written in advance of the conference. This allows attendees to prepare to divide into groups and get to work collaborating on the complex identity issues at hand. This particular edition of rebooting featured many participants from across the Sovrin community. The group developed the groundwork for a diverse collection of papers focusing on new technologies, standardization efforts, frameworks for communicating and explaining digital identity systems. Attendees also discussed how to handle important use cases like off-line proof interactions.
In addition to the main proceedings of the conference, important discussions between representatives from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and members of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) took place and will no doubt advance thinking and collaboration around verifiable credentials, shared code, and zero knowledge proofs. Those interested in joining the effort are invited to participate online, at the W3C verifiable Claims Working group and the credentials Community Group, and join the discussion at the upcoming Internet Identity Workshop.
The Sovrin Foundation is proud to have taken part in this important forum and we look forward to reading the great work from RWOT’s collaborative groups.
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