DID 101: a crash course on the next-gen standard for digital identity

DID. This acronym has been popping up a lot more recently. We have discussed what it should and should not stand for in a previous article. So when we say DID, we refer to a standard from the DIF and W3C that describes a new kind of decentralized identifiers.  According to this standard, a DID is a string of characters made up of three parts separated by colons: a fixed prefix, the DID method, and a method-specific identifier. It can be used to designate pretty much anything. Based on verifiable data registries, i.e. blockchains, DID enable truly decentralized, interoperable, verifiable, discoverable, digital identity. 

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.unikname.com/en/did-101-a-crash-course-on-the-next-gen-standard-for-digital-identity/
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