Source Spec

A ‘meta’/Layer 2 protocol that can be applied to any target trust layer to create a scalable DID method (batteries almost included)

A bunch of DID methods work fine at lab scales (~100 DIDs) but how do we scale to billions?

  • Doesn’t require any additional consensus, relies on the consensus of the underlying trust layer
  • Strict deterministic ruleset means no conflicting states are allowed
  • IDs are not transferable

Batches a bunch of operations as content-addressable storage references (read: IPFS) and anchors them to underlying trust layer.

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