SSI Startups – Partnerships, Investments, Recruiting/Jobs, Ideas
Convener: Timothy Ruff
Notes-taker(s): Heather Vescent
Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered:
Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:
|Credit Unions (call in, walk in, log in)
“ultrafico” Thin files [Symbol] (Finisity, Experian Boost) A new way of creditworthiness, by looking at how you manage money. A new model, regardless of income and payments on time, they can analyze how you manage your transactions, they can determine whether you are responsible with your money. Booster 17% of the Thin files, can be borrowed. He can take banking files via open banking, asks permissions to see your transactions, algo calculates your score, and you can buy it / sell it to others.
Centralized Identity example: Passport failed because they tried to own it.
We’re going to solve the identity problem, but through us, they create the same identity problem over and over.
Sovrin – use DLT and get the right people to invite the right way to use this & open source it and give it away, and one way build a profitable business on top.
The scary part is to spend money/resources and build something and give it away. Raised $25M and gave a lot away… and successfully moved the needle. A lot of people think that Sovrin is the right way to do this.
Something’s happened in the few months – Hyperledger Indie
- Babies need SSI, are they capable of being SS?
- What about things?
- What about disabled people, elderly
An entity that needs an ID, but can’t give it to themselves, it is a guardian style.
Indie codebase, got moved from incubation status to active status. (One of 3 active)
Hyperledger Fabric (IBM)
Hyperledger Softtune (Intel)
Hyperledger Indie (Evernym/Sovrin)
There’s a point of maturity in the stack.
“They talk about what identity should be at IIW”
Self sovereign identity was really cultivated here. It starts with ideas and then to practicality.
The stack of SSI is ready for primetime?
Blockchain is experiencing the same thing.
What everyone is looking for is real world applications.
Crazy Ideas/uses for SSI Technology
- Pet identity
Best ideas, that can be funded by an investor.
An opportunity to become a good business (an investor would put money down) and has ROI.
A broad ecosystem of successful companies, that drive adoption of the underlying technology and provide a business ROI.
What is the problem that customers will pay for?
Question: why would I use Sovrin vs a competitor technology.
OpenSSI – protocol.
A network of networks that uses that protocol. Anyone who uses it.
Working on that with Linux Foundation and IBM. Sovrin will have advantages than other ledgers.
Sovrin has advantages over BTCR (and privacy capabilities)
- In control of your data
Mutual parallel authentication.