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Social

‘Twas the night before Christmas 2021

‘Twas the night before Christmas 2021

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Identity

Identity must be a Human Right

What if you don’t have any identity documents? What kind of life can you expect?

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Peer Stories

A.J.’s Story

An early Facebook adopter explains why he left — and why he seeks an alternative. I was a very early adopter of Facebook (2005-2006?). My then business partner’s daughter was…

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Technology

Libra’s Impossible Position

Privacy Tech vs Libra Michael J. Casey, the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative published an opinion piece on CoinDesk…

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Technology

The Great Firewall of Russia?

The Russian government recently announced that they are going to take down the Internet in the country sometime before April 1, 2019 as a test of their cyber-defence plans.

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Game Changers

The Decentralists – Game Changers: A new approach to Self-sovereign Identity on a Blockchain, with special guest, Ali Farahbakhsh

A design for a purpose-built blockchain using a new, self-sovereign consensus model for digital identity.

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Game Changers

The Decentralists – Game Changers: Can Decentralization and Blockchain technology help Refugees? with special guest Sadaf Ahmadbeigi, UBC Masters Student

How do we guarantee safety and transparency of personal identities and records in an ever-rising number of unstable states and economies worldwide?

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Identity

Use me or Lose me

Your username and the metadata associated with it are not owned by you. Even the name tells the story. It’s not ownername for a reason: you don’t own your data – you merely access and ‘use’ it.

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Game Changers

The Decentralists – Game Changers: How much could a credential breach cost your company? with special guest, Scott Chu, UBC Masters Student

On this episode we talk about how much a credential-based data breach can cost your company and how user-centric identity could reduce your risk?

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Events

The Decentralists – Events: BEACON Fireside chat with Michael Cholod – Digital Identity in the Post-Covid era

This week, Mike joins the good folks from The Better Ethics and Consumer Outcomes Network (BEACON) for a Fireside Chat about the effects Covid is having on Digital Identity.

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