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Over the past several months I have been diligently attempting to map the dynamically evolving world of trust frameworks and verifiable credentials into a straightforward and hopefully timeless terminology that can be used for policymaking. …


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The Public Sector Profile of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Working Group Close-Out Report

Public Sector Profile of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Version 1.2

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We all like secrets. When we possess a secret, it gives us a…


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Over the past few years, and especially in the face of the COVID-19, there has been a proliferation of activity of developing digital…


An interview by SSI_Ambassador a Twitter account with educational content about self-sovereign identity with a focus on the European Union. The SSI_Ambassador account is managed by Adrian Doerk and the interview was conducted as part of Adrian’s Bachelor’s thesis. I have asked Adrian’s permission to post this material and he…


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In my never-ending quest to come up with super-simple models I came up with this diagram. …


We Conjure Our Own Spirit Norval Morrisseau

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The Public Sector Profile of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Version 1.1 is now available on GitHub. This document reflects the collective effort of almost a…


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Digital Ecosystem Roles

The digital ecosystem roles are carried out by many different entities that perform specific roles under a variety of labels. Given the variety of business, service, and technology…

Tim Bouma

Based in Ottawa. Does identity stuff. My tweets are my opinion but they can be yours too!

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