About Me

I am a Software Developer currently focussed on gaining deep knowledge of identity management systems. I believe Self Sovereign identity has a key role to play in ensuring individual freedom is maintained and expanded in the information age.

Questions On My Mind

  • How can we have anonymity in identity systems while retaining trust and accountability?

  • How might we define cryptographic policies based on top of Verifiable Credentials?

  • How does Self-Sovereign Identity fit into national identity management systems?

  • How might we take steps to prevent the technology we create today being misused in the future?

  • What measures can we take to ensure that freedom, instead of being a rare exception, will become the normal, natural and stable condition for ourselves and our descendants? - The Transparent Society

  • Will the Self-Sovereign Identity model be a viable alternative before the majority of the world's population is involved in one oppressive system or another?

  • How might we use our existing legal and social constructs to emphasise the value of this new model for identity

Papers I am Currently Processing

Please ask me about them!

Rebooting the Web of Trust 8 - Barcelona

March 11, 2019

Rebooting the Web of Trust was a melting pot of ideas where experts from across the identity community come together to develop whitepapers and code addressing some of the most pressing issues in the space. Probably the best community, conference…

CL Signatures for Anonymous Credentials

January 14, 2019

A CL Signature is a signature scheme developed by Jan Camenisch and Anna Lysyanskaya. This scheme has some properties that make it ideal for use in an anonymous credential system and is, in fact, the scheme that Sovrin, and I am sure others…

Strong Authentication and Identity Workshop

December 18, 2018

My first experience of the standards world at the W3C . It was not what I expected, but a worthwhile experience that I have a lot to learn from. Developing standards is clearly a tough business. The challenge is to develop a small, inter-operable…