6-27 Masterclass on the DID Universal Resolver _ Identiverse 2018
The DID Universal Resolver is first major project of the 30+ members of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF). DIDs (Decentralized Identifiers) are a foundational standard for decentralized, blockchain-based identity. A DID method is a spec that defines how DIDs are created, read, updated, and deleted (revoked) on a specific blockchain or distributed system. DID methods have been implemented for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Sovrin, IPFS, Veres One, and Blockstack. The Universal Resolver uses Docker-based modules to plug different DID methods into a single codebase. This session will cover the W3C DID specification, the architecture of the Universal Resolver, the primary features of different DID methods, and where the Universal Resolver fits in the fast-moving decentralized identity ecosystem.