21B/ The 7 Deadly Sins of Commercialized SSI

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Commercialised SSI

Thursday 21B

Convener: Ankur Banerjee, Alex Tweeddale

Notes-taker(s):  Alex Tweeddale

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps

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Session Summary:

Ankur used this presentation to deep dive into the most common red flags people raise on the question of commercialising SSI. He broke this down into ‘7 deadly sins’, as follows:

  1. The Price of ID checks is too high

  2. Making it free as in beer, not as in speech

  3. Payment correlation can cause privacy risks

  4. Being fanatical about your ledger

  5. Planet of the Apps

  6. Utopian Vision clouding real Usability

  7. On the internet, nobody knows your DID is a dog