just released: ‘Amira 1.0.0’ A Self-Sovereign Web of Trust Engagement Model

I helped make a thing!

Amira 1.0.0: A Self-Sovereign Web of Trust Engagement Model

This paper began as a collaborative project at the fifth Rebooting the Web of Trust^1 workshop, held in Cambridge MA in October 2017. We reinterpret Christopher Allen’s Rebooting the Web of Trust user story,^2 through the lens of the Information Lifecycle Engagement Model (described in Appendix A). We present a human-centric illustration of an individual’s experience in a self-sovereign, decentralized realization of the Web of Trust as originally conceived by Phil Zimmerman for PGP.^3

In our scenario, Amira is a successful programmer working in Boston at a prestigious multi-national bank. Outside of working hours, Amira wants to give back to her community by writing software that matters. On the advice of her friend Charlene, Amira joins RISK, a self-sovereign reputation network that connects developers with projects while protecting participants’ anonymity, building reputation, and sending & receiving secure payments.

This paper came out of the Rebooting the Web-of-Trust workshop series. The purpose of #RebootingWebofTrust is:

This facilitated design workshop (“DesignShop”), hosted by Christopher Allen, is focused on the creation of the next generation of decentralized web-of-trust based identity systems. The goal of this event is to generate 5 technical white papers on topics decided by the group that will have the greatest impact on the future, followed by a hackathon early in the new year to implement those ideas.


new experiment

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This post is also my wordpress testing post. Apologies if you get this multiple multiple multiple times over email, rss, or push notifications. Or in your social media feeds.

Worst case scenario, none of the integrations work. Best case scenario, I’ll have much to apologize for.