[all-members] 24 Feb (Thu) 0600 UTC : APAC meeting

Eric Welton (Korsimoro)

I would also like to invite anyone that has the time to join our open DIF-APAC call, happening one hour later.  I've attached the email reminder for the DIF-APAC list below.

I also want to note that one of the Mar 3rd DIF Con APAC sessions will focus on connecting the myraid *-APAC efforts into a larger discussion group that includes policy makers, national identity registry ecosystems, as well as the cryptographic and decentralized identity, credential, and trust organizations.

APAC, LATAM, and Africa represent tremendous greenfield opportunities.  The EU has clearly established leadership in digital trust frameworks, but after my attempt last week to use DIDs and digital signatures to form a U.S. LLC, I was really struck by the APAC opportunities to leapfrog digital transformation.  My LLC effort, while 100% legal was not 'normal', and despite the age of the legalizing legislation, the lack of a culture around digital signatures within the U.S. highlighted that APAC is just now building their legalizing infrastructures.  As Delaware and Wyoming taught me, legislation and law is one thing - but the culture around that law is what matters, and *now* is the time to build both the culture and the law in synchrony across APAC- and what better way to promote Decentralized Identity governed by Trust over IP(v6?) ;)


 Eric Welton


Dear APAC call members,

We will be meeting as usual on Feb 24th, but our focus will be on establishing the agenda for the Mar 3rd DIF Con APAC meeting.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84627181636?pwd=ek1MOG56aXh6Zkl0ZU5JcnVHWHJ5QT09

Meeting ID: 846 2718 1636 Passcode: 900392

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. GMT +7

The next DIF Con (Virtual Conference) will be held overnight on Feb 24th (APAC times), with the current speaker schedule here.

On Mar 3rd, DIF will be holding an APAC-timezone friendly extension of this meeting - 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM GMT+07

This will be an opportunity to view and discuss sessions from the first conference, as well as to provide any additional sessions.  If you would like to speak or present please sign up using this link.

Tomorrow, Feb 24th, our primary effort will be to set up the Mar 3rd DIF Con agenda.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 24th and 3rd.

kind regards,

  Eric Welton

On 2/23/22 11:47, Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay wrote:
The meeting is now on the ToIP calendar (thank you Elisa!)

In addition to catching up I hope we can begin a discussion around some of the legislative efforts around digital ID and similar coming up in the region.There’s a lot happening and it is best to determine how to examine, respond and advocate for better approaches.

I plan to do a quick review of the (draft) India Data Accessibility and Use policy which was recently made available for a public feedback cycle.

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