🧠 Concepts

Top level concepts

  • πŸ“œ Standard - The universal logical rules by which all system interactors play
  • βš™οΈ Protocol - running instance of standardized and distributed identity system
  • πŸ‘© User - Human represented by a digital identity, and with access to a device
  • πŸ‘¨β€βœˆοΈ Operator - Stores private user information partially or fully, may provide the user with a usable interface, and surface notifications.
    • βœ…πŸ‘¨β€βœˆοΈ Designated operator - The operator responsible for providing the user with a graphical interface, and for delivering notifications.
  • πŸ€– Service agent - Represents digital entity of a non-user system.
  • πŸ›‘ Guardian - Is consulted in rare high impact potentially risky cases such as 1. loss of access 2. large transactions 3. succession events (like death or transition).
    • πŸ›‘πŸ‘¨ Individual guardian
    • πŸ›‘πŸ’ Guardian provider
  • ✍️ Guarantor - Guarantees and verifies an identity and insures against a set of loss/harm criteria.
    • βœ… Verifier - Verifies identities and/or claims about identities.

Identity and connection

πŸ†”πŸ”΅πŸ”ΊπŸ”Έ Identity types

  • πŸ‘¨Human
    • 🌳 Root
    • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» User
      • βŒšοΈπŸ‘¨ Device user
    • 🌍 Public
    • πŸ‘€ Abstract
      • πŸ‘€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’šπŸ’Ό Contextual
      • πŸ‘€πŸ§’ Dedicated (Per-subscription) (per long term connection)
      • πŸ‘€πŸ•Ά Masked/alias
      • πŸ‘€πŸ‘Ί Anonymous
        • πŸ‘€πŸ‘ΊπŸ§’ Pseudo-anonymous
  • πŸ€– Delegate (agent)
  • πŸ—£ Subjective (according to 3rd party)
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ Organizations, communities and groups
    • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family
    • ⚽️ Team
    • 🏘 Neighborhood
    • β™₯️ Relationship
    • πŸ’š Friends
    • 🏒 Business
    • πŸ’Ό Professional
    • πŸ› Jurisdiction (Nation, State, City)
  • ⏹ Resource
    • 🏠 Place
    • *️⃣ Credential/secret
    • πŸ‘› Digital safe/wallet
      • πŸ’Ž Digital non-fungible valuable
  • πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Runner
    • ⌚️Device [πŸ“±πŸ’»βŒšοΈπŸš—πŸŽ§]
    • πŸ–±Browser
    • πŸ“³ App/site

πŸ”ΊπŸ”ŒπŸ€πŸ”Έ Connection types

  • πŸ•°πŸ”ŒπŸ€ Long term connection
    • 🀝πŸ‘₯ Social connection (Contact)
      • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ Family
      • πŸ’œ Friend
      • πŸ‘‹ Acquaintance
    • 🀝🏒 Business connection (Subscription)
    • πŸ€πŸ› Jurisdictional connection (Government)
    • πŸ€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ Group connection (Membership)
  • β±πŸ”Œ Short term connection
    • βŒšοΈπŸ”Œ Device connection
  • β¬…οΈβž‘οΈ Direction
    • ➑️ πŸ”Œ One way
    • ↔️ πŸ”Œ Two way

πŸ”’ Security level

  • πŸ”“ None (~$0.01)
  • πŸ”’ Low (~$1)
    • πŸ”’πŸŒ— Medium low (~$100)
  • πŸ”’πŸ”’ Medium (~$10K)
    • πŸ”’πŸ”’πŸŒ— Medium high (~$1M)
  • πŸ”’πŸ”’πŸ”’ High (~$100M)
    • πŸ”’πŸ”’πŸ”’πŸŒ— Very high (~$10B)
  • πŸ”’πŸ”’πŸ”’πŸ”’ Extremely high (~$1T)

πŸ” Cryptography schemes

  • πŸ” Encryption method - Eg. RSA 2048-bit, ECC(ECDSA) 256-bit
  • #️⃣ Hash function - Eg. Keccak256, SHA3, SHA-256

πŸ“‹ Work scopes

  • πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Customer/segment (e.g. Consumer, enterprise, etc)
    • πŸ› Market (e.g. contact management, customer verification, etc)
      • 🀳 Use case (e.g. Consumer establishing social connections (contacts))
        • πŸ“¦ Product (e.g. password management Add-in) or Solution
          • πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ Epic [Scenario] (e.g. Consumer adding a new contact and setting privacy settings)
            • πŸŽ› Feature (e.g. Contact management UX on iOS)
              • πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈUser story [Sub-scenario] (e.g. April adds new contact on iOS and Android)
                • β˜‘οΈ Task [Sub-feature] (e.g. Create form with button to add contact on iOS and Android)