DIDs Under the Hood

Track:

Host:

Antti Kettunen

Place:

Hall G

Time:

16:15 - 17:30 Friday

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Business:

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DIDs Under the Hood – Technical Showcase of DID Workflows

Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are a new kind of identifier that can be generated, resolved, updated, and deactivated by a subject alone, without dependency on any central authority or intermediary. They can be used in almost unlimited types of ways and situations. In this session we will explore few common real-life scenarios where DIDs can be used and how the technical workflows happen.

  • We will try to make sense of the various topics related to DIDs, including:
  • How are DIDs used in real-life scenarios
  • How are they created, resolved, updated, and deactivated?
  • What are the technical layers that are required to use DIDs in different scenarios (eg. DID Auth)?

During the session we will demonstrate concrete DID tools and applications. We will also discuss the current state of the DID standardization process at the W3C and next steps.