@alex afaik DID is not nomadic. you can't change providers without losing your following. imo this has to be implemented for decentralised identity to function as identity
@0x3F Yeah the Zot protocol looks interesting, I'll have to have a more in depth read about it.
As far as DID being unable to change providers, I didn't think it really had any concept of a 'provider'. One of the principles of the spec is 'self sovereignty' which I think is intended to be achieved via a distributed ledger of some kind and cryptographic proofs of identity. I also need to do more reading about this though so I could be wrong ...
@alex doesn't it require domain ownership and use URIs? if so, i dont think you'll be able to get everyone a domain without "providers". let alone the challenges of DNS.
if it does involve a distributed ledger, it would be interesting to see how it is executed.
One example of a decentralised method using Ethereum is this https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/rebooting-the-web-of-trust-spring2018/blob/master/topics-and-advance-readings/DID-Method-erc725.md
Again, I could be wildly off base with this stuff because it's based on a cursory reading of the spec. Pretty exciting though I think!
@alex veey exciting stuff! thanks for the links, i have some reading to do :)
@0x3F Glad to be of service ☺. Would love to hear your thoughts after we've both had a chance to read more thoroughly.
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