14 Decentralized identity for a peaceful society

Markus Sabadello

The first two chapters in part 3 have looked backward at how SSI has roots in open source technology, cryptography, and the cypherpunk movement. In this chapter, we look forward at one of the key potential implications for SSI: that it may make a significant contribution to world peace. Our guide in this chapter, Markus Sabadello, is deeply qualified to write about this subject in two respects. First, he is one of the foremost technical experts on the subject— co-editor of the W3C DID Core Specification (and co-author of chapter 8 of this book), co-chair of the Identifiers & Discovery Working Group at the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF), and a founding member of the Technical ...

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