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An introduction to decentralized identities

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Danny Strockis joins Scott Hanselman to discuss decentralized identity, which gives users ownership of their digital identities and data by leveraging permissionless distributed ledgers.

[04:07] Authentication concept
[10:30] Demo





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    Looks good!
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    Ola muy buena noche. Jente de buen ❤
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    Great! looks promising.

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    What happens if it is a fraudulent QBR code?

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    How does this compare to Steve Gibson's SQRL (Secure Quick Reliable Login) authentication system?

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    Hi Cathy, what do you mean by fraudulent? In general, the idea is that the user's identity wallet would be able to perform checks to ensure the QR code scanned came from a trustworthy source.
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    Hi SecurityNow. I'm only tangentially familiar with SQRL, but it looks like the idea and goals are similar. Our current implementations are based on OpenID Connect's self-issued provider specification: It seems like many of the features of SQRL are accounted for in Open ID Connect, but I'll have to do more homework before providing any more rigorous comparison.
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    Tim Francisco

    It seems the largest hurdle now is not technical, it is achieving mass adoption so you can get network effects. Microsoft incorporating this into their products will be a huge step. What are the best industries and use cases to use DID's in the near term?

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    How does DID and the wallet app handle things when technology changes, as it surely will? For example, if someone comes up with a better idea (like VHS vs Beta tape formats)? Do we abandon the app? Create a new DID? What happens to the ID associations we have already set up? Is there a way for me to establish a DID that guarantees that I (the unique human person) am in fact me?

    Also, I would love to see your comparison with Steve Gibson's SQRL.

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