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You know what? I am going to use the next weeks, possibly months in lockdown to build stuff around my identity plans. Dirt cheap secure solutions. Open Source and as open hardware as possible. Stay tuned :)

(dirt cheap meaning I just spent around 800€ on hardware like NFC cards/tags, readers, arduinos and a giant ID card printer with holographic lamination ;)

I had a kind of epiphany on how to get the various concepts that we've been working on to come together as a unified approach. But I need to build it first. I'm pragmatic. Make it work first. Make it better afterwards.

So this is going to be Version 0.0.1-alpha of decentralised identity :)

At the core it must be simple. That's why I'm trying to do the first prototype more or less completely on my own. And when it works, I want to be able to explain it in max 5 minutes. Only if I get that far, it starts to make sense.

So many of the solutions that are being discussed in the self-sovereign identity scene are very complex. It takes a lot of knowledge to truly understand it. That's a risk IMHO. If the people don't "get" it after 5 minutes, they won't really accept it.

And one thing is already promised. At the core there is no need for . I am sure there will be solutions built on top of the core that will use blockchain, but the core of the system itself MUST NOT use blockchain. It's non-negotiable.

@Hyolobrika Because blockchain offers no solution, only more problems IMHO.

@Hyolobrika In this specific field of self-owned identity? Obviously it creates a dependency on an external entity (the blockchain) that you as an individual cannot own or control.

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