What is Web-Of-Trust

The Web of Trust is a buzzword for a new model of decentralized self-sovereign identity. It’s a phrase that dates back almost twenty-five years, the classic definition derives from PGP. But some use it as a term to include self-sovereign identity authentication & verification, certificate validation, and reputation assessment, while the vibrant blockchain community is also drawing new attention to the concept we aim to reboot it.

Past Events

All documentation for the event is open source on GitHub
  • 2016 Website and Repository
  • 2015 Website and Repository
  • Future Goals

    At each Rebooting the Web of Trust event we collaboratively create white papers and specifications on topics that will have the greatest impact on the future of self-sovereign identity.

    More details on the upcoming September 2016 are coming soon.

    The complete documentation of the previous event is available in the github repository, including photos, drafts, and graphic output.


    • Christopher Allen

      Christopher Allen

      Principal Architect at Blockstream, Board Member at Identity 2020, Former CTO Certicom and Co-Author TLS 1.0

    • Peter Todd

      Peter Todd

      Applied Cryptography Consultant

    • Manu Sporny

      Manu Sporny

      Founder/CEO of Digital Bazaar, Founding Board Member of Spec-Ops, Web Payments, Verifiable Claims, and Credentials at W3C

    • Kiara Robles

      Kiara Robles

      Developer at Blockstream

    • Kaliya

      "Identity Woman"
      Kaliya Young

      Co-founder of The Internet Identity Workshop, Independent advocate for Digital Identity

    • Lohan Spies

      Lohan Spies

      CTO at Retina

    • Matthew Schutte

      Matthew Schutte

      Member of the Metacurrency Project

    • Menekse Gencer

      Menekse Gencer

      Senior Vice President of Virtual Channels at Wells Fargo

    • Natalie Smolenski

      Natalie Smolenski

      Senior Account Manager and Cultural Anthropologist at Learning Machine

    • Shaun Conway

      Shaun Conway

      Founder & Executive Chairman at Consent

    • Susan Ramonat

      Susan Ramonat

      Blockchain Program Lead at SEI Investments

    • Tim Daubenschuetz

      Tim Daubenschuetz

      Developer at Bigchaindb GmbH