Decentralized identifiers (abbreviated as “DIDs”), are the cryptographic counterpart to verifiable credentials (VCs) that together are the “twin pillars” of SSI architecture. In this special IdentityBook.info webinar Markus Sabadello, Founder and CEO of Danube Tech, and Drummond Reed, Chief Trust Officer at Evernym, co-authors of the DID chapter of the “Self-Sovereign Identity:
Decentralized Digital Identity and Verifiable Credentials” book published by Manning will explain all the fundamentals of DIDs. Based on the did chapter of the book, you will learn how DIDs evolved from the work started with VCs, how they are related to URLs and URNs, why a new type of cryptographically-verifiable identifier is needed for SSI, and how DIDs are being standardized at World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Your guides will be two of the editors of the W3C Decentralized Identifier 1.0 specification: Markus Sabadello and Drummond Reed.