SELF-SOVEREIGN
IDENTITY IN ACTION

The Dutch Blockchain Coalition and the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations invite you to help in the challenge of enabling all Odyssey Momentum tracks and teams to benefit from an operational SSI framework and infrastructure in order to demonstrate the value of SSI in business and societal contexts.

Find out below what you can do and how you can participate in Odyssey Momentum, November 13-15, 2020.

An invitation to get involved

During Odyssey Momentum, November 13-15, ten selected teams will build new solutions to the challenge of the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. We invite you to join the online environment to see what teams are working on, interact with their ideas, and contribute to new solutions that are valuable for you.
Therefore, the Dutch Blockchain Coalition and the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations are inviting anyone who is interested in applying Self-Sovereign Identity to work with the teams, be the first to test and give feedback to the solutions, and then help launch the best solutions after the event.

WHY WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP

If it was just down to technology, a successful cross-border Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) would already exist; a truly digital native identity, common, widely adopted and backed by government, industry and society.

To serve the future social and economical needs of humanity, the principles of this Self-Sovereign Identity ecosystem must be rooted in 21st-century dynamics.

Though previously impossible, this Odyssey Momentum track strives to explore the full complexity of an SSI system in an operational setting. Through collaboration with other tracks and key-stakeholders, we aim to make viable the main elements of an SSI environment.

SSI Impact
A Self-Sovereign Identity aims to facilitate transactions, while allowing full control by the end user whose identifying attributes are being shared. People and companies must be able to share and revoke use of personal data by one or all reliant parties.

Impact

A Self- Sovereign Identity can unlock the full potential of the digital global economy. The identity of people, organizations and things is relevant to any transaction, while protecting Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is of increasing importance.

SSI enables the necessary exchange of verified data before committing to (proposed) transactions, which for high-value/high-risk transactions includes the identity.

WHAT WE ARE BUILDING

The challenge for the teams and everyone helping them:

“Contribute to an open Self-Sovereign Identity ecosystem, consisting of a transparent trust framework and associated common infrastructure, empowering people and organizations to drive societal change. Enable all other Odyssey tracks to benefit from and contribute to this Self-Sovereign Identity ecosystem.”

Find out what each team is building and which part of the problem they are tackling, and how you can contribute.

Selected teams

DUO innovatielab

Parity

Conduction

LunarPunk Labs

Rabobank SSI

OdySSI

Hyper42

WorkPi

Ledger Leopard

VIDChain

Ecosystem

DUTCH BLOCKCHAIN COALITION

INSTITUUT FYSIEKE VEILIGHEID (DUTCH SAFETY ALLIANCE)

DUTCH MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR

DIGICAMPUS

ICTU

RVIG

TU DELFT

ABN AMRO

RABOBANK

BETAALVERENIGING

DUTCH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

DUO

TNO

TIMELINE


By applying for Momentum, you can take part in these activities:

PREPARING

September-October 2020

Getting ready phase

Connect and prepare with everyone ahead of Odyssey Momentum (online):

  • Touching Base Session on
    September 15th
  • Getting Ready event on October 29th
  • Challenge meetup

MOMENTUM

November 13-15, 2020

49 hours of online mass collaboration

Co-create new solutions to this challenge with five teams and hundreds of experts:

  • Share your story and experience
  • Ask questions and provide feedback
  • Choose your favorite solution and become part of the pilot project after Momentum

IGNITE

December-January 2020

Starting the pilot

The best solution is turned into a pilot project with everyone involved.

Be the first to test and help improve the solutions.

ANGLES

The SSI-track has four different angles. Teams can pursue all of them or choose to focus on one, two or three. All angles require a multidisciplinary approach in order to create a solution that combines components of technology, business process, legal aspects and human aspects (usability).

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Angle 1 – The Adoption Driver

Ensuring the best adoption of an SSI-implementation for the end users of other Odyssey challenges. These can be one of our suggestions or a challenge not listed here:

Collaborate with the teams, the challenge leads and the challenge stakeholders of other challenges to demonstrate the feasibility of SSI-adoption in real-life settings and follow-up pilots from these challenges.

Angle 2 – The Multidisciplinary Process

How will we enable the process for SSI on non-technical aspects? This includes

  • Build the policy construct – how might we enable SSI-policy within the context of international and local policies? How might we overcome the legal barriers to make an SSI framework a reality?
  • Build the human construct – how might we create a culture of trust and user friendly SSI as a desirable and realistic alternative societal concept?
  • Build the governance construct – how might we design the entity that will successfully govern SSI  without becoming a new central power?

Angle 3 – Interoperability Development

There will not be a single technical solution for all identity needs. Therefore we aim to see teams demonstrating interoperability between different building blocks of the SSI Sandbox or connecting multiple challenges in a technology agnostic way.

Angle 4 – The Open Call

Surprise us! Come up with a genuine new idea! New proposition, way of working or technical solution?

For inspiration we suggest looking at the Nature 2.0, Opening Up Real Estate and Sovereign Nature challenges, can you come up with the SSI variant of thinking outside the box?

 

As with the other angles, connecting to other tracks/teams is still very strongly encouraged.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.