10 episodes

The Rubric helps you understand the technologies behind Decentralized Identity, including Decentralized Identifiers, also known as DIDs (or D.I.D.s), DID documents and DID methods. We review different DID methods using a common set of criteria, comparing apples to apples, so you can make better decisions about which DID method is appropriate for your needs.

The Rubric The Rubric

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The Rubric helps you understand the technologies behind Decentralized Identity, including Decentralized Identifiers, also known as DIDs (or D.I.D.s), DID documents and DID methods. We review different DID methods using a common set of criteria, comparing apples to apples, so you can make better decisions about which DID method is appropriate for your needs.

    The State of Indy (did:indy)

    The State of Indy (did:indy)

    did:indy is specifically designed for issuing AnonCreds credentials. It is one of the first methods to offer a flexible namespace, allowing did:indy DIDs to be registered on any Hyperledger Indy network. An evolution on did:sov, did:indy is designed specifically and only for privacy-preserving self-sovereign identity. We talk with Stephen Curran, lead editor of the did:indy...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Nobody but Us (did:peer, Part 2)

    Nobody but Us (did:peer, Part 2)

    The did:peer method was the first DID method without universal resolution. Designed to facilitate direct one-to-one DIDs, only those parties to the peerage can resolve the DID–no one else even knows the DID exists, much less how to get to the DID Document, making did:peer arguably even MORE decentralized than ledger-based DIDs. We talk with...

    • 39 min
    Nobody but Us (did:peer, Part 1)

    Nobody but Us (did:peer, Part 1)

    The did:peer method was the first DID method without universal resolution. Designed to facilitate direct one-to-one DIDs, only those parties to the peerage can resolve the DID–no one else even knows the DID exists, much less how to get to the DID Document, making did:peer arguably even MORE decentralized than ledger-based DIDs. We talk with...

    • 41 min
    Bitcoin Gets Ionic (did:ion)

    Bitcoin Gets Ionic (did:ion)

    The method did:ion began as an exercise in scalability. Backed by Microsoft, did:ion is a layer 2 “identity” network built on top of bitcoin that promises the security of the world’s oldest and largest cryptocurrency with radically lower cost and higher throughput. We talk with Daniel Buchner of Microsoft, the creator of the Sidetree protocol...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    A Pace Apart (did:snail)

    A Pace Apart (did:snail)

    did:snail is hands-down the most innovative DID method we know of. It connects the world’s most modern identification architecture with the oldest, most widely adopted long distance communications channel known to man, the international postal system. Join us for a talk with Amy Guy, did:snail creator, and  Dmitri Zagidulin, a co-author of the did:snail specification,...

    • 59 min
    Into the Ether (did:ethr)

    Into the Ether (did:ethr)

    did:ethr brings decentralized identifiers to Ethereum, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency network. Early contributors to the DID conversation, the folks behind did:ethr helped establish several innovations that significantly improve the cost-effectiveness and usability of crypto-currency-based identifiers. We speak with Oliver Terbu and Mircea Nestor, editors of the did:ethr specification to understand the motivations behind the...

    • 55 min

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