Insights into Self-sovereign Identity, Decentralised Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials

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A Guide to SSI, DIDs and VCs from a Beginner’s Viewpoint

Much has been written about self-sovereign identity (SSI) — the ability to gain control over one’s own identity — and how this is going to become a cornerstone of our interactions in the future. Work has been going on is this field for many years, but it is the emergence of distributed ledger and blockchains technologies that has re-energised the field and brought it into focus. This is timely, as it coincides with a general mood against centralised services taking ownership of our identities, and compromising our privacy.

Emerging Technology R&D • PhD student, researching Blockchain, AI and Crowdworking • Mobile, IOT & Alexa App coder and product manager