Experienced software engineer. Identity and privacy-preserving cryptography researcher. I believe digital tools for relationship and information management has a key role to play in ensuring individual freedom is maintained and expanded in the information age.
How might we ensure that the digital systems we create today are resilient to a future we cannot predict?
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?
How might we begin to build systems that will empower the next generation of digital citizens?
Getting Started With MIRACL Core
December 15, 2019
Over the last few weeks I have been getting to grips with the MIRACL core cryptography library - which describes itself as: MIRACL Core is a multi-lingual and architecturally agnostic Cryptographic library that supports elliptic curve cryptography…
Facebook Erased Me
December 04, 2019
Last month I got erased from Facebook. No warning. No communication. Just one day when I tried to login I was faced with this message: Leaving me thinking, hmm that’s weird, probably just a mistake I don’t see why my account would be disabled. I…
PhD Thesis Proposal: Evaluating Identity Ecosystems
September 24, 2019
This is a brief summary of my current research focus and objectives for the rest of my PhD - I have two years. I write this in preparation for the MyData 2019 conference and would welcome feedback, comments and questions. If you are at the conference…