I was asked to substitute in at the last minuet to talk about the difference between blockchain and cryptocurrency at the BridgeSF conference on their Enterprise Day. Here are links to what I cover in the talk: Do You Need a Blockchain. This slide is from DHS S&T and Anil John who is leading research […]
I was explaining to my friends Tony Fish and Lubna Dajani why I was so excited about the new self-sovereign identity. Some things that are exciting to me aren’t even clear to most people they are problems – like the phone home problem. You don’t encounter them until well into building a system. Enjoy the […]
So the the Decentralized Identity Foundation has an “identity challenge” with a project pretending to be it – with a very similar domain name and trying to do a token sale. I have a theory that almost all legitimate projects with real people and real work going on behind them also have fake projects shadowing […]
This is going to be the first in what will end up being a long and ongoing series of posts that deconstruct various “blockchain and identity” projects. I was inspired to get started after getting a min into the video explaining this identity system and at least thinking ‘screaming’ in my head NO! NO! NO! […]
I decided to open a thread On Twitter for ID & security professionals to share why (/if) putting hashed PII on any immutable ledger(blockchain) is a bad Idea. Not everyone agreed that it was bad if certain things were done right. There were 15 direct responses and then a whole lot of subthreads. I have pulled […]
Here is me on a the Creative Futurism podcast talking about Self-Sovereign Identity. We don’t go into the technology details but stay with the big picture concepts. What is happening is we finally have the pieces coming together for an identity layer of the internet where people are in control of their own identities. This […]
Tim Bouma wrote a post about Trusted Digital Identity. In it he unpacks several terms including this one Identifier: Anything (name, numbers, symbols, etc.) that uniquely distinguishes a member of a population from another member. I don’t think this definition gets at the complexity of all the things that can be identifiers and how to […]
Tim Bouma wrote a post about Trusted Digital Identity. In it he unpacks several terms including this one Identifier: Anything (name, numbers, symbols, etc.) that uniquely distinguishes a member of a population from another member. Part of Tim’s definition resonates with a conversation I had with Jean Russel in 2009 that I thought I would […]
The Many Bills of Rights This was originally published 1 August 2011 The second recommendation of the World Economic Forum report Personal Data: The Emergence of a New Asset Class after innovation around User-Centricity and Trust is the definition of global principles for using and sharing personal data. The The Startup Circle of PDEC is […]
This film is getting released at IIW. When it is up it will be posted below.
I was invited to give a talk at Privacy Identity and Innovation about the Digital Death and the conference that has happened a few times Digital Death Day. I chose to lay out a matrix of questions that have arisen from the work. Enjoy the talk. Digital Death a Matrix of Questions and Considerations from […]
After TEDxBrussels in 2011 I was invited to present at TEDx Constitution Drive. Enjoy!