Hi ! 👋
Winter is coming, that means more time indoors and more time in the digital world. Would be great if we could move data and identity across the world we are stuck with and not depend on third parties who watch us?
Verifiable credentials is a core need for all future SSI use cases
For this edition we are going to lean on external resources in hopes to collect enough for you guys to get a broad understanding of what VCs really are.
Also, DIN has an upcoming use case event, 17th of November, where we will brainstorm and discuss what we, the nordic people think are good use cases for SSI. To get the most out of that event, we need to understand the Verifiable credentials(VCs) properly.
To start with an intro to what a VC is and how they work have a read of an article from Timithy Ruff. Explains in understandable words what a VC is.
If you want to jump directly into the root of the spec, you are more than welcome here. This goes very much into detail on every attribute on why and how it should work. That is what a standard should do. But the VC data model does also point to a big document for use cases.
If you want to dig deep there are great beginners guides here
- Evernym delivers a gentle guide
- Tykn VC beginner guide
- Introduction from Microsofts perspective
- Affindi demystifies the VCs
Other news 📰 🚨
- DIN recently held a learning session about how to build an SSI consortia, where Joachim Lohkamp, talked about their efforst in Germany and how they have gotten things running. It all started with a couple of hardworking enthusiasts who got the right message over to the government. The Norewegian government is already digitising 7 important life events, why not just do it with SSI? Get in touch if you want to bring SSI to life in the Nordics.
- We have talked about wallets in earlier newsletters, here and here, lets brush of that knowledge with this article from Affindi
Offers 🛒 🎉
Drummond Reed has given DIN an offer on his book
We have read this book and it is amazing 💯Really puts SSI into context! Use the discount code ssievernym37 and get a 33% of the retail price when buying the book here
Coming events 🗓
We bring in great minds to talk usecases on 17th of November
Usecases are super important for the story about SSI to be understood! It is time we dig into this subject and see where it can take us!
We discussed DIN consortium on the 2nd of November
We wanted to stake out this consortium in plural, and learned a lot from Germany!
Go look at all our past events on our history
All our events have recordings and can be found here.
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