SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last 6 months Microsoft, IBM and MasterCard have announced investments in a new technology, that was known to only a small group of technology insiders. And it's not just these companies, in the past 12 months, the U.S. Government has invested over $2M in small businesses for proof of concepts.
Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) is a new technology paradigm that uses Blockchain to enable decentralized digital identity. The Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity is the guidebook to this new technology - a technology that promises a more secure and private internet which empowers people, companies, and governments to own and control their personal data.
"SSI is hitting the identity community like a tsunami, completely changing the foundations of how digital identity will work in the future. This book will teach you everything you need to know about the people, companies, and technologies of the emerging SSI industry," says Markus Sabadello, founder of Danube Tech, a technology consultancy building new decentralized identity solutions.
A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity, co-authored by industry insiders Kaliya Young and Heather Vescent, demystifies this promising new technology--explaining what it is and why it's so important to business leaders.
The book takes readers through the origins of digital identity technology, the key principles that guided its development and introduces new technologies that solve previously unsolvable problems.
From Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchains) to Verifiable Credentials to Decentralized Identifiers, the book walks readers through the building blocks of this new interoperable technology paradigm where companies collaborate on standards while competing in the marketplace to build best in class products and services.
"The Comprehensive Guide to Self Sovereign Identity is the authoritative guide to the emerging Self Sovereign Identity standards and technologies. Leaders in the Self Sovereign Identity space for over 20 years, Kaliya Young and Heather Vescent provide a broad, deep, and critical study of this space," says Kim Hamilton Duffy, CTO of Learning Machine and the Co-Chair of the Credentials Community Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Hamilton-Duffy continues, "Because Self Sovereign technologies are so new, it's extremely difficult for a newcomer to understand the landscape. This book fills that gap, and serves as an invaluable reference even for experts in the space."
Self-Sovereign Identity technologies are gaining momentum as they solve previously unsolvable challenges. This book is a must read for entrepreneurs and businesses building the next generation digital products and services.
Heather Vescent owns and operates The Purple Tornado, a foresight and strategic intelligence consultancy that delivers research insights to governments and corporations. Her research has been covered in the New York Times, CNN, American Banker, CNBC, Fox, and the Atlantic. She is an author of the Cyber Attack Survival Manual, published by Weldon-Owen. Her work has won multiple awards from the Association of Professional Futurists.
Kaliya Young, also known as "Identity Woman" is one of the world's leading experts on decentralized or self-sovereign identity technology. She consults with governments, companies and startups developing SSI technologies. She holds a master of science in identity management and security from the University of Texas at Austin. She co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop in 2005 the world's leading innovation forum in this industry.
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