A design for a purpose-built blockchain using a new, self-sovereign consensus model for digital identity.
Why is identity so important?
If you read Chloe Hadjimatheou’s report in the BBC on India’s living dead: ‘They stared at me like I was a ghost’ you will begin to understand.
out Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), a topic that is near and dear to our hearts. Dr. Geoffrey Goodell, associate professor at UCL and research lead at The Peer Social Foundation join us to break down a difficult concept into something we can all understand.
When it comes to the concept of being human, there is nothing more valuable than one’s identity. It is what defines you and separates you from others around you. According to psychologists who study human meaning, identity is the sum of a person’s qualities, beliefs, and personality. For sociologists studying identity, an individual’s culture, religion, and history develop their identity as well.
With so many elements involved, it is no wonder that identity is such an incredible part of existence. For millennia, your identity was one part of you that was difficult for another to damage or take away. Remove all other parts of someone’s life – their friends, family, material possessions – you still cannot rule over, steal, or destroy their identity.
Or can you?
How would you feel if you knew that someone else was making money – and we mean a lot of money – from your identity?
Throughout our lives, we are required to show ID (e.g., birth certificate, driver’s license, passport) to identify ourselves—to prove our true identity. We consider those documents valuable—we make sure they…