IPR: My Digital Self

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Say goodbye to the era of siloed digital identities where we 'rent' identities from websites and apps that we use. Jamie Smith of Evernym shares how it is onboarding universities and students into the open source future of decentralized digital identities.

Evernym envisions a world where consumers are in complete control of their digital identity, where privacy is a basic human right, and where consumers and organizations can foster a new relationship rooted in trust.

Evernym uses Sovrin, the world’s only global public utility for trusted, self-sovereign identity. Like the Internet, it is not owned by anyone: everyone can use it and anyone can improve it.

Show Notes

The Road From Serfdom: Evernym Brings Self-Sovereign Identity To Our Digital Selves

Jamie Smith - Strategic Engagement Director of Evernym


The best way for organisations to get started with Self Sovereign Identity (SSI), fast
Self Sovereign Identity Resources
The Alberta Credential Ecosystem (ACE) - a real life SSI ecosystem, working across sectors in Canada
Zero Knowledge Proofs- Wired article

My Digital Self Diwala Episode
Rohingya Project - Myanmar muslim refugees ID system
Know Your Customer (KYC)
This Podcast has been edited for content and brevity.

What is IPR: My Digital Self?

The mixed blessing of the digital age has reached a turning point in what some have called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. My Digital Self, with host Matthew Foley, explores digital technology as it affects the interrelation of human rights, property rights, privacy, and money.

Will emerging blockchain technologies enable us to take back our privacy, own our identity and use non-sovereign digital currency, known as cryptocurrency, to engage in commerce? Listen to discussions with guests who explain these cutting-edge technologies, tell us how they are currently being used and pull back the curtain to our possible futures.

IPR Podcasts presents issues and analysis that matter to you from the world's thought leaders. The Institute for Policy Research [IPR] is an interdisciplinary policy research center of the Catholic University of America.