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Self-Sovereign Identity: the guide to secure digital identity

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Self-Sovereign Identity gives you a radical new perspective on how we represent ourselves in the world. This case study-driven book cuts through the jargon and hype to expose the amazing potential SSI offers for for security, privacy, identity, and even uprooting way the global economy works. SSI experts Drummond Reed and Alex Preukschat present a vision of the future, examining how SSI protocols will impact industries from banking through to government. You’ll get a clear mental model for how SSI works as you tour SSI-enabled eCommerce and eHealth applications and their advantages over current technologies. While you learn the philosophical and sociological concepts that underpin SSI, you’ll reach the book’s lightbulb moment: what this radical technology really means for the shape of our lives, our businesses, and our futures.

Learn more about the book here: https://www.manning.com/books/self-sovereign-identity

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Self-Sovereign Identity: the guide to secure digital identity

  1. 1. The Future of Digital Identity With Self-Sovereign Identity. Take 42% off by entering slpreukschat into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com.
  2. 2. In a world of changing privacy regulations, identity theft, and online anonymity, identity is a precious and complex concept. Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) is a set of technologies that move control of digital identity from third party “identity providers” directly to individuals.
  3. 3. Self-Sovereign Identity gets right to the chase, teaching you how to implement SSI technology with dozens of practical use cases from experts across all major industries, it presents a clear and compelling argument for why SSI is a paradigm shift, and shows how you can be ready to be prepared for it
  4. 4. Imagine selling a house, applying for a driver’s license, or checking an applicant’s credentials without evaluating a portfolio of papers gathered from various centralized institutions. With Self-Sovereign Identity, you’ll learn how to make it happen.
  5. 5. What people are saying about the book: This is very important book—it treats very important problem of digital identity at the moment in which solving it is desperately needed. -Milorad Imbra Explores the new fascinating possibilities offered by SSI and identity framework based on strong cryptography, blockchains and digital wallets. -Davide Cadamuro
  6. 6. About the authors: Drummond Reed has spent over two decades in Internet identity, security, privacy, and trust frameworks. He is the Chief Trust Officer at Evernym, and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was honored with the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. Drummond is a Trustee and Secretary of the Sovrin Foundation, where he serves as chair of the Sovrin Governance Framework Working Group, and has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since 2004. Alex Preukschat is Global Head of Strategic Blockchain Projects with Evernym. Alex has been active in the Bitcoin space since 2013 and leads SSIMeetup.org, a global SSI community to share knowledge in the identity space. He is a co-founder of Blockchain España and Alianza Blockchain Iberoamérica, and author of multiple reports and books about Blockchain and identity.
  7. 7. Take 42% off Self-Sovereign Identity by entering slpreukschat into the discount code box at checkout at manning.com. If you want to learn more about the book, check it out on our browser-based liveBook reader here.

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