The Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) is committed to the global interoperability of decentralized identity, digital credential, and cryptographic trust technologies. Global interoperability grows from the seeds of global coordination. Global interoperability will not succeed without the support of an international community of engineers.
APAC and ASEAN engineers are historically under-represented in EU & US driven global efforts due to simple scheduling concerns — conference calls and other avenues of information sharing are often scheduled at inconvenient times for APAC and ASEAN participants. APAC and ASEAN engineers find it difficult to participate in communities that meet only between midnight and sunrise. This results in APAC and ASEAN solutions developing as parallels to their equivalent EU- & US-based global efforts, rather than as extensions of them or as interlocutors for them.
The Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) is an essential trade organization coordinating the global ecosystem of identity, credential, and trust management. DIF is an engineering-driven organization focused on developing the core global technologies in coordination to minimize avoidable friction. DIF is proud to announce our first APAC/ASEAN call on the 23rd of January at 3 pm (GMT+8).
The DIF APAC/ASEAN call is an open event spanning multiple projects. We will discuss questions and activity in a wide range of related standards and experimentation groups that share membership with DIF. The call is not IPR protected and will not host specification-related technical discussions. We will, however, discuss
- how DIF projects can be used to solve APAC and ASEAN specific problems
- how DIF projects relate to efforts in groups including, but not limited to, DIF, Sovrin, MyData, Hyperledger (Indy & Aries), and W3C efforts such as the DID Working Group and the Credentials Community Group
- current trends in technologies of digital signatures, verifiable presentations, and zero-knowledge exchange
- relevant global and regional corporate initiatives, events, and activities
- how these technologies enhance and support relevant legislation such as the EU’s GDPR, Thailand’s PDPA, Australia’s ADPR, Korea’s PIPA, and many others.
This call is DIF’s first effort to unify the global technical community, breaking through the historic barriers that separate APAC and ASEAN engineering from EU- and US-driven projects. Identity Management, Credential Exchange, and related Internet Trust Technologies are global, and the development of truly global interoperability requires the direct participation of engineers, businesses, and governments from around the globe.
Please join DIF in our mission to achieve unprecedented global engineering collaboration by signing up on this Registration FORM.
We will continue to build and evolve the global discussion based on member participation.
We look forward to meeting you on the 23rd.