White Papers

This is categorized list of papers produced by the Rebooting the Web of Trust design workshops is complete through RWOT-VII. For more recent papers, see our past events page.

Attestation

A statement of some fact (or some opinion) about some entity.

  • 8/5/18: Identity Hub Attestation Flows and Components

  • Authentication

    The act of verifying an identity.

  • 7/31/18: Introduction to DID Auth

  • Blockchain

    An immutable decentralized ledger maintained by consensus rules.

  • 6/5/18: When GDPR becomes real, and Blockchain is no longer Fairy Dust
  • 2/17/18: A Decentralized Approach to Blockcerts Credential Revocation

  • Capabilities

    An authorization methodology where permissions are attached to an entity as a list of what objects that entity can access and in what way.

  • 1/12/18: Linked Data Capabilities
  • 10/13/17: Identity Hubs Capabilities Perspective

  • Commons

    Resources that belong to a community.

  • 5/3/18: Exploring Sustainable Technology Commons using Appreciative Inquiry

  • Credentials

    A set of one or more claims about the same entity.

  • 2/17/18: A Decentralized Approach to Blockcerts Credential Revocation

  • DAD: Decentralized Autonomic Data

    Self-regulating or self-managing data that does not reside with a single party.

  • 1/17/19: A DID for Everything
  • 4/26/18: Decentralized Autonomic Data (DAD) and the three R's of Key Management

  • Decentralized Consensus Systems

    A method for achieving agreement without a centralized authority.

  • 2/21/17: The DCS Theorem

  • DID: Decentralized Identifiers

    A portable, globally unique identifier associated with some entity that does not require a centralized authority for registration.

  • 2/13/19: IPLD as a General Pattern for DID Documents and Verifable Claims
  • 1/17/19: A DID for Everything
  • 11/30/18: Peer to Peer Degrees of Trust
  • 7/31/18: Introduction to DID Auth
  • 3/27/18: Decentralized Identifiers 1.0 Update
  • 10/21/16: Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) 1.0: Data Model and Syntaxes for DIDs
  • 8/24/16: Requirements for DIDs (Decentralized Identifiers)

  • DID Method

    A regularized methodology for creating, reading, updating, and revoking a DID.

  • 1/16/19: BTCR v0.1 Decisions
  • 4/13/18: BTCR DID Resolver Specification
  • 10/1/17: Veres One DID Method 1.0

  • Digital Rights

    The codification of authorization to use digital media.

  • 3/3/17: Smart Consent Protocol

  • Digital Verification

    The act of proving the accuracy of something, often verifying a digital signature.

  • 2/1/17: Digital Verification Advancements at RWoT III

  • GDPR

    General Data Protection Regulation. European laws that protect the data and privacy of individuals.

  • 6/5/18: When GDPR becomes real, and Blockchain is no longer Fairy Dust

  • Hub

    A datastore where objects are signed by a digital identity and accessible through unique global identifiers.

  • 8/5/18: Identity Hub Attestation Flows and Components
  • 10/13/17: Identity Hubs Capabilities Perspective
  • 4/13/17: Hubs

  • Identity

    A somewhat nebulous term, defined in different ways by different people. Broadly: who or what an entity is.

  • 12/5/18: How to Convince Dad* of the Importance of Self-Sovereign Identity
  • 7/24/18: SSI: A Roadmap for Adoption
  • 8/23/16: Identity Crisis: Clear Identity through Correlation


  • PKI

    Public-Key Infrastructure. A methodology to ensure the creation, storage, distribution, and revocation of public keys.

  • 12/23/15: Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure

  • Reputation

    A system for measuring the behavior of entities.

  • 9/12/17: Design Considerations for Decentralized Reputation Systems
  • 2/17/17: Portable Reputation Toolkit Use Cases

  • Signature

    A means for verifying the authenticity of a message or transaction by signing it with a private key.

  • 8/18/17: LD Signature Format Alignment
  • 10/18/16: Smarter Signatures: Experiments in Verifications
  • 12/23/15: Smart Signatures

  • Social Networks

    An online service that supports the creation of relationships between individuals and the sharing of information among these entities.

  • 11/22/17: ActivityPub: From Decentralized to Distributed Social Networks

  • Theory

    Thoughtful postulations that suppose how things work.

  • 2/21/17: The DCS Theorem



  • Verification

    The act of proving the accuracy of something.

  • 11/26/18: Resource Integrity Proofs

  • Web of Trust

    A method for assessing trust based on peer-to-peer processes.

  • 11/30/18: Peer to Peer Degrees of Trust
  • 2/2/17: Embedding Human Wisdom in Our Digital Tomorrow
  • 12/23/15: Rebranding the Web of Trust
  • 12/23/15: Creating the New World of Trust
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