Self-Sovereign identity (SSI) is a revolutionary new technology that’s gaining traction globally. SSI puts you in control of your digital life, enables magical user experiences, and creates powerful new network effects. Welcome to Breaking Silos, the first program dedicated to the business models of self-sovereignty, transitive trust, and re-decentralizing the internet. Hosted by Timothy Ruff of Digital Trust Ventures, Breaking Silos dives deeply into the hottest companies, ideas, entrepreneurs, business models, challenges and other happenings at SSI's application layer. With authoritative guests and no-holds-barred banter, listeners will be entertained, informed, excited, and eager to do their part to accelerate adoption of this magnificent new field of technology.
E5: Investing in SSI with Jonathan Johnson, CEO of Overstock.com
Jonathan Johnson is the CEO of Overstock.com and president of Medici Ventures, a venture fund dedicated to blockchain and SSI technologies. In this episode Jonathan shares his philosophy for investing in the space, his enthusiasm for SSI, what he looks for in a startup, and his predictions for the future.
SSI vs. Federation, with Steve Wilson
Firebrand analyst Steve Wilson of Constellation Research explains how Australia’s fourth attempt at a national identity framework remains fundamentally flawed, for the same reasons that most, if not all, national federated systems have failed in other...
Verses, SSI, and the Spatial Web, with Gabriel Rene
Be prepared to have your mind blown by the all-encompassing vision of “the spatial web,” bringing together SSI, AI, AR, and other technologies into a coherent and highly useful near future. Author and Executive Director Gabriel Rene explains this vision...
IBM and SSI, with Dan Gisolfi
Big Blue (IBM) has not been shy about their belief in SSI, and now they’re making serious moves toward commercialization. The primary driver behind this effort is Dan Gisolfi, IBM’s CTO of Decentralized Identity and Open Security, who shares where IBM...
Origins and Principles of SSI, with Dr. Phil Windley
Welcome to Breaking Silos!In this inaugural episode we briefly cover the purpose of the podcast, why it’s called Breaking Silos, and how transitive trust and SSI will re-decentralize the internet. We also have the ideal first guest: the author of the...