DID stands for Decentralized IDentifier, Decentralized Identity Document, and Decentralized IDentity all at the same time. Got it? Good. Now don’t use the word DID, don’t use the DID technology, and most of all don’t use the W3C DID standards. With user sovereignty as its guide and ethics as its foundation, the authentic data economy solves the problems plaguing DIDs, DIDs, and DIDs.

Don’t Use DIDs

Political Solutions Never Solve Technological Problems

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Problems with DIDs

Problems with DIDs

Problems with DIDs

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TL;DR: A Better Way

Governance frameworks are like Newton’s laws of motion, they are nice to have when understanding the nature of a system, however — just like gravity — cryptography works with or without written rules.

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Revocation, Privacy and the Four-Party Model

The four-party model enables offline, privacy preserving, ZKP presentation

The Authentic Data Stack

If architecture and standardization decisions [are] made “wrong”, we end up with just another federated identity.

Andreas Freitag

User Sovereignty is our Guide, Ethics is our Foundation

One Last Thing…



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