Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and SSI
In the realm of digital identity and Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), various entities play distinct roles, including Issuers, Holders, and Verifiers. These roles involve data like verifiable credentials and presentations, which offer reliable, verifiable information about these entities. To ensure seamless interactions among these actors, unique identification is crucial.
Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) are identifiers created for the digital world. Unlike traditional identifiers tied to centralized databases or authorities, DIDs provide a self-sovereign and universally unique identifier for individuals, organizations, or devices on the internet. They enable secure and verifiable interactions by allowing entities to prove their identity without revealing unnecessary personal information. Essentially, DIDs empower individuals with greater control over their digital identity and streamline trust-based interactions in a privacy-respecting manner across various online services, platforms, and devices.
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