The root need not be a sovereign state. It can be anyone you trust enough to stop asking further. For some assertions, I’ll believe my mother or brother over the state ANY day. I’ve seen how those bureaucracies make mistakes. The key is a plurality of attestations, not the ultimate root.
Thanks for the base definition.
Does this also suggest you don’t care about how identity is used to track people independent of the requirement “to satisfy a verifier in the context of a specific transaction”?
This definition ignores the privacy problems of (1) the surveillance economy, (2) big…