In this episode of the BIGcast, I share my thoughts and takeaways from the most recent Internet Identity Workshop, including interviews with Paul Ablack from OnApproach, Manu Sporny from Digital Bazaar, and Marc Hochstein from American Banker.
The Internet Identity Workshop is an ‘unconference’, where various people interested in identity gather twice a year to discuss identity in all of its different forms. I cover the payments session I hosted with Paul Ablack of OnApproach, including an interview with Paul on his thoughts on the conference.
We also talk about (and explain) self-sovereign identity, and how the idea of identity has grown over time with the advent of the blockchain, distributed ledgers, secure and distributed platforms, cryptography, trust frameworks, and other up-and-coming technologies.
Manu Sporny of Digital Bazaar talks about verifiable claims, what they are, how they benefit credit unions, the relationship with indemnity, the importance of decentralisation, and the importance of existing payment models and their intersections with privacy.
Also in this jam-packed episode, I introduce a Ted Talk from Joe Gebbia, founder of Airbnb, where Joe introduces the question of whether it’s possible to design for trust. Plus, Marc Hochstein (Editor-in-Chief at American Banker) discusses correlation and identity, and the development and implementation of regulations.
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