Trust Registries Tweetstorm
Darrell’s tweetstorm over the weekend has been getting a lot of attention (Threadreader unroll here). We want to start a conversation on Trust Registries and get people thinking about how Trust Registries will help answer the hard questions an ecosystem needs to create a whole experience.
He points out the easy questions we already know to ask:
Where do the systems you want to work with go to get the answers to questions like How do I know can trust - this Issuer for that Credential? - trust that Verifier? - that Wallet App? 2/— Darrell O'Donnell 🇨🇦🆔 (@darrello) September 11, 2022
A few things to mull over are below:
questions like... What credential formats does the ecosystem define? -- NO - there is no interoperable standard for real-world use of #VerifiableCredentials, so you can't say, "just use W3C Verifiable Credentials". /5— Darrell O'Donnell 🇨🇦🆔 (@darrello) September 11, 2022
How do you do delegation in your ecosystem? Is it baked into your DID Method? How does someone confirm delegation is still valid (revocation may help - it may not)? /10— Darrell O'Donnell 🇨🇦🆔 (@darrello) September 11, 2022
How do you support revocation in your ecosystem - if you need it? most don't - do your homework on that one - i.e. not more later. /9— Darrell O'Donnell 🇨🇦🆔 (@darrello) September 11, 2022
The Trust Registry Task Force will discuss the questions above at the end of this month. We are starting the Trust Registry Protocol Specification next week, and you are welcome to join us at the Task Force meeting. We would love to have individuals with diverse backgrounds join us and share their knowledge and expertise. If this interests you or your organization, we hope you consider joining the working group!
Ecosystems are evolving – quickly, and it‘s time to start thinking about how we will manage trust and reputation and how Trust Registries help to anchor the confidence we need in our systems.
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