appendix C The path to self-sovereign identity

Christopher Allen

We originally planned to include this essay in the list of landmark essays in appendix B. However, it is central enough to the history of SSI that we wanted to include it directly in the body of the book. It was originally published by Christopher Allen on his website, Life with Alacrity, on April 25, 2016. The full version is available at and includes footnotes and a glossary. Christopher is a pioneer in collaboration, security, and trust on the internet. In the late 1990s, he worked with Netscape to develop Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and co-authored the IETF Transport Layer Security (TLS) standard ...

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