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What do people think about Hyperledger Indy "independent identity" project?. Looks interesting, and it seems I could become involved in a research project related to this later this year.

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At least from my vantage point it seems to have a lot of momentum as several companies seem interested. It's just that fact that makes me a bit suspicious :-)

sazius at 2017-06-21T19:39:47Z

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>> sazius:

“At least from my vantage point it seems to have a lot of momentum as several companies seem interested. It's just that fact that makes me a bit suspicious :-)”

Ha, i understand that coroporations supporting something like that it's doesn't look good, but who knows? :-)

ghostdancer at 2017-06-22T09:06:58Z

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<insert annoyance with use of Slack for free software discussion here>

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2017-06-23T02:40:46Z

The technical challenges are probably very interesting to work on, but the real challenge in making it useful is the social and political challenges. The chicken-and-egg problem. There is no lack of people having tried to standardize identity.

The stated technical problems they aim to solve seem to be the right ones, and the zero-knowledge proof approach to asserting things about you without revealing everything about you makes me think of Dick Hardt's amazing Identity 2.0 talk from 11 years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrpajcAgR1E

If I had the chance to work on this, I would take it.

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2017-06-23T02:48:44Z

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