Privacy-preserving decentralized identity services are becoming more feasible. Blockchain platforms provide a suitable environment for these emerging solutions. This reissued report guides technical professionals on decentralized identity and serves as a foundation for other research on this topic.
- Digital Identity Evolution
- Point-to-Point Trust Implications in a Centralized Identity Model
- Identity Trust Fabric Benefits in a Decentralized Identity Model
- Emergence of Identity Custodians as Attribute Authorities
- Decentralized Identity Advancement
- Decentralized Identity Functional Model
- Core Functions
- Extended Functions
- Blockchain as an Underlying ITF Platform
- Key Use Cases
- Special-Purpose Decentralized Identity
- General-Purpose Decentralized Identity
- Decentralized Identity Key Components
- The Identity Wallet
- The Identity Trust Fabric
- The Identity Custodian
- The Blockchain Ability to Implement ITF
- Blockchain Overview
- Key Blockchain Concepts
- Blockchain Platform
- Blockchain Deployment Models
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