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Decentralized Identity

Overview#

Decentralized Identity (Independent Identity) is a Digital Identity that has the following characteristics:
  • No central authority grants, monitors, controls, manages, deletes it
  • High privacy and high security are achievable (though not guaranteed)
  • You choose how and where it is used
  • Portable by you across contexts (Bring Your Own Identity)
  • All identities are peers (corrects power imbalance)
  • Surprising ramifications for regulation, UX

W3C Decentralized Identifiers#

W3C Decentralized Identifiers is an Architecture for Decentralized Identity

Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF)#

Decentralized Identity Foundation is an Open Source Decentralized Identity ecosystem for people, organizations, apps, and devices.

Implementations of Decentralized Identity#

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