Digital Identity or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Web3, by Thomas Carr

Rubyists love the web, and it’s usually the primary platform for our applications. We tend to be highly pragmatic developers, choosing boring, well-tested technologies over what’s new and hot on Hacker News. Nowhere is this more evident than web3. Tasked with finding real use-cases for the federal government using these “decentralized” protocols and technologies, I’m here to tell you that in our — mostly justified — dismissal of web3, we are missing out on a pivotal innovation for user experience across the web: portable, verifiable, & interoperable digital identity.

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