4G/ Picos, DIDComm, and Decentralized SSI Agencies
Picos, DIDComm, and Decentralized SSI Agencies
Convener: Phil Windley
Notes-taker(s): Phil Windley
Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:
Picos (persistent compute objects) are an actor-model programming system with long-term persistent state. Each pico also has persistent identity and availability for a cloud-native developer experience. Picos are DIDComm-enabled agents supporting SSI. Consequently, picos are capable of running specialized application protocols for any given workflow in a secure, cryptographic environment. The architecture of picos makes them independent of the runtime they executed on, holding out hope of a decentralized SSI agency. This talk introduces picos, demonstrates their DIDComm capabilities, and presents a roadmap for building a decentralized SSI agency, independent of any particular organization.