Inventory of Government related DID/VC projects

I’ve been asked to run a session in Wyoming during the next legislative Blockchain Task Force on May 6th & 7th on the topic of possible new state laws & regulations around identity and privacy. As Wyoming has passed 13 different laws related to cryptographic technologies and blockchain in the last two years, there is a real opportunity to help set the legislative agenda not only for the Wyoming but also the United States and the rest of the world.

I need two things:

  • A list of government supported decentralized identity projects sponsored by or intended for governments. I have a list of some Sovrin and Veres One projects, but am missing quite a few from other companies. In particular, there are a lot of companies doing KYC/AML pilots with governments that I don’t have details on. Seeking a short sentence/paragraph of the project, and a picture and link I can put on a slide for each.

  • Any thoughts on what regulatory guidance or laws might be appropriate for a libertarian privacy-oriented state government?

    • What do people think of Illinois biometric laws, can Wyoming do better?
    • How do we limit AML regs from requiring money transmitter licenses from most every consumer Lightning Node, Proof-of-Stake holder, or small-time cryptocurrency miner, and thus forcing them to AML register all transfers and thus violating privacy of users?
    • How to we prevent court requests for seizure of keys and instead only demand transfer of digital assets, as keys protect both personal information and digital assets.
    • How do we persuade them to consider that personal data doesn’t easily fall into simple definitions of property, and to be careful about regulating PII as property, aka #RightsNotProperty?
    • Other identity/privacy oriented thoughts?


– Christopher Allen

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