October 11, 2019
vol. 13
Hot off the press
Deep dives
  • Kenya’s identification ecosystem: "Stakeholders’ within Kenya’s fragmented identification ecosystem view identity systems as tools for development and control. Some champion identification to better provide government services and expand the digital economy; others to monopolize opportunities and address security threats. These sometimes stand in tension." —Caribou Digital
  • Get to know blockchain: What the future of blockchain means for you: "Gartner predicts that fully realized “blockchain-complete” solutions will exist by 2023. Your competitors may already be building the in-house skills needed to support blockchain, giving them a leg up on companies taking a wait-and-see approach." —Gartner
Must reads
Hear it from the experts
ICYMI: SSI Incubator takes on IIW
The Self-Sovereign Identity Incubator was one of the 300+ attendees at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View last week. It was an incredible experience for the five startups in our Fall 2019 cohort to be able to demo, lead sessions, and make important connections with so many digital identity experts.
Photos (from left to right): SSI Incubator teams introduce themselves on the first day; HearRo demos its product; Domi proposes session discussion; SSI Incubator attends Women's Breakfast; Spaceman ID demos its product; Xertify demos its product; Spaceman ID proposes session discussion.
A call for mentors and sponsors
There are multiple opportunities to participate in the SSI Incubator including:
  • Volunteer as a business/technical mentor to guide a SSI-based startup through its early development stages. The 12-week incubator is designed to get the incubator participants ready to present for the SSI Demo Day—the culminating event where they will showcase their SSI solution to a room full of investors. The SSI Incubator is looking for mentors who will share their expertise with the world's most-promising emerging early-stage SSI companies.
  • Become an SSI Incubator sponsor. The SSI Incubator is hosting a number of digital identity events in San Francisco this Fall and Winter including a SSI Demo Day in December. By becoming a sponsor of the SSI Incubator, you will be recognized as an advocate for SSI adoption and innovation among industry leaders.
Please contact to volunteer as a SSI Incubator mentor or sponsor.
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