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May 30 - June 2, 2023 | ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
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2022 Event | Session Video
Seeing Self-Sovereign Identity in Historical Context

Speaker: Kaliya Young, Super Hero, Identity Woman
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Location: Denver, CO

Description: Developers and policymakers think about social and technological systems as a given in the present moment. However, they all have history and a deeper context. This presentation traces the history of two different types of identity systems: computers beginning with mainframes to the present, and the history of state-issued administrative identities in Europe. These two histories have resulted in very different system designs that are not necessarily comparable. The conclusion of the presentation makes the argument that Self-Sovereign Identity technologies provide a digital identity system that aligns with the historical norms of how state-issued administrative identities have worked.

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