Article: A Beginner’s Guide to Decentralized Identity

Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

A Beginner’s Guide to Decentralized Identity

Instead of a centralized issuer and storage, DID solutions spread out the issuance and storage of information that make up an identity across various entities.

This information could include a user’s height, weight, eye color, favorite Spotify playlists, and even social security number. Decentralized identity solutions are very comprehensive and sometimes offer incentives to attract new users, similar to how airline mile points can be earned for signing up for new credit cards.

Instead of storing your personal information on a single server, blockchain technology encrypts this data and spreads it across multiple nodes. Usually, this encryption comes in the form of a two-key password called a private and public key. The only way to access the personal information in question is by matching the two keys.

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Article: “Wikimedia has shown that the web can continue to be an open space for free knowledge,” according to researcher Pablo Aragón

Access, Knowledge, Open Source

“Wikimedia has shown that the web can continue to be an open space for free knowledge,” according to researcher Pablo Aragón

Aragón explains that in recent decades there has been a profound change in the ways of accessing information, working, and producing goods. At the same time, society has witnessed how the paradigmatic model of a distributed web where knowledge flowed freely has been deteriorating.

The researcher explains that the Internet has become an infrastructure dominated by a few platforms that concentrate activity, limit access to content and commercially exploit citizens’ data, sometimes with terrible consequences.

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