In a recent series of blog posts by Phil Windley, the concept of a self-soveriegn identity system is introduced.
SIS purpose is just like it sounds. An independent identity system managed by users.
The series leads up to the announcement last week of Sovrin.org. (But I will get to that later.) Since these are in a series of blog posts, they are in reverse chronological order. So here they are in order.
- Service Integration Via a Distributed Ledger
- Governance for Distributed Ledgers
- An Internet for Identity
- Self-Sovereign Identity and the Legitamacy of Permissioned Ledgers
Some of these are lengthy. The topic is complicated, but fundamental to the future. Take your time. Dont let TL;DR syndrome sidetrack you.