Does anyone else see the immediate need for a Universal Digital ID that can be used across the spectrum of incoming Dapps integrating with the Cardano blockchain?
I’m not even sure if there is a accepted acronym for a Universal Digital ID, for simplicity I’ll refer to it as a UniDID.
It makes no sense for every Dapp requiring a Digital Id to create their own user login/password system, yet alone store and access information that could reside under a single UniDID.
The Atala Prism 2nd layer solution seems to be where IOG’s effort has been focused, and appears to me to be the the most likely candidate for a UniDID solution. A trustable and verifiable UniDID will most likely be required for any individual, institution, business or group, basically any entity engaging with the Cardano network or any blockchain network for that matter.
At this point, there is very little information regarding Atala Prism development which appears to be focused primarily as a credential verification Dapp. I think most can see Prism can be so much more.
I’m curious if the Cardano Foundation is involved with IOG in the development of the UniDID protocol/roadmap that Prism could evolve into. Is a UniDID whitepaper even available?
Since a UniDID would contain a wide variety of data, it seems a universal layered series of restrictive api’s/protocols would have to be developed to access the requested data. It seems to me the Cardano Foundation should be central in the development of a UniDID protocol. Is the discussion on the radar and if it is, is it accessible?
Creating a UniDID for an entity so the data contained in the UniDID is accessible appears to be within reach. Verifying that a UniDID properly represents the legitimate owner to others is more problematic. I am interested in possible solutions to create or tag verifiable UniDID’s.
Last night (2/26/21) I watched Charle’s Surprise AMA video. At one point he was talking about imposters posting comments on Twitter and YouTube and the fact that these companies refuse to do anything to prevent it from happening. In the future, a verifiable UniDID would be a solution to prevent this.
Would a UniDID attached to a NFT prevent fraudulent NFT’s from being involved in transactions?
The issue that immediately arises is how to efficiently and effectively verify a UniDID represents a legitimate entity and is not a fraud/imposter at the initiation of the UniDID. There could literally be billions of unique UniDID’s worldwide. The ability to differentiate between legitimate and fraudulent UniDID’s would have many applications.
I admit, I may be way off base that there is a need for a UniDID Protocol. Let me know what you think, should this development be a priority or not.