Core Concepts

Basic building blocks of SSI
Basic building blocks of SSI
Drummond Reed & Alex Preukschat 29 Jul, 2020
SSI is relatively new, having only emerged onto the Internet stage in 2016. At one level, SSI is a set of principles about how identity and personal data control should work across digital networks.
Intro to Web of Trust
Intro to Web of Trust
TOIP Foundation 5 May, 2020
On 5 May 2020, the Linux Foundation announced a new addition to its roster of global open source ecosystem projects: the ​Trust over IP Foundation​. The mission of this new Foundation is to simplify and standardize how trust is established online so that everyone can feel safe, secure, and private in all of our digital interactions—whether between individuals, businesses, governments, or any “thing” on the Internet of Things.
Overview of Decentralized Identity Standards
Overview of Decentralized Identity Standards
Nader Helmy 2 Mar, 2020
A standard, open protocol for establishing unique, private and secure connections between multiple parties without requiring the assistance of an intermediary “connection broker,” like Google, WhatsApp, an email provider, or a phone carrier. Secure connections are typically created by two or more peers creating and exchanging decentralized identifiers or “DIDs.”
JWM: a new standard for secure messaging
JWM: a new standard for secure messaging
Nader Helmy 11 Jan, 2020
Messaging technologies have exploded in popularity in recent years. The broad usage of messaging systems, especially in distributed systems, requires a dedicated and standardized approach to security.
Intro to DIDs for people
Intro to DIDs for people
Nader Helmy 20 Nov, 2019
The internet has connected people across the world with an efficiency, reliability, and consistency that was previously thought to be impossible.
The Three Models of Digital Identity Relationships
The Three Models of Digital Identity Relationships
Timothy Ruff 25 Apr, 2018
As a relative “noob” in the identity world — five years and counting — it may seem presumptuous for me to distill all the types of digital identity relationships into just three models. But it needs doing.
Awesome Semantic Web Resources
Awesome Semantic Web Resources
Zachary Whitley, Maxim Veksler, et al. 16 Oct, 2016
A curated list of various semantic web and linked data resources. To add something to the list please either submit a pull request or add a comment with a link to issues/awesomelets. Pull requests will be evaluated immediately for inclusion while posts while awesomelets will be evaluated at some indeterminate time in the future.
The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity
The Path to Self-Sovereign Identity
Christopher Allen 25 Apr, 2016
Identity is a uniquely human concept. It is that ineffable “I” of self-consciousness, something that is understood worldwide by every person living in every culture. As René Descartes said, Cogito ergo sum — I think, therefore I am.