What does Web3 mean for digital identity?

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Written by: gaby.eth

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In the early days of the Internet, identity was generated through domain names, network names and e-mail addresses。 Over the past decade, we have adopted social information on multiple platforms (I am one identity on twitter, another identity on Facebook, another identity on instagram, etc.).

The Internet doesn't create a native identity layer for people - that's why we see identities classified as applications and websites。 This was feasible in the early days of the Internet, but now there are billions of people online, and its shortcomings are becoming more and more obvious.

Identity recognition in Web3 is based on this idea:Each online person will have a unique identifier (e.g. email address) stored on the blockchain。 It will be owned by users, supported by data on the chain, and has the ability to link locally with any software.

In this mode,Cryptocurrency wallet can almost be regarded as a " Personal data "eβ€”β€” Everyone has a unique history to observe。

We have seen that Web3 identity authentication has penetrated into games (Branch), digital fashion (draup, triple brand), brands (Flamingo, arkive), and rabbithole.

I like this picture created by shrey Jain, which outlines the status of identity on the chain.

Let's take a look at several of these categories - platform classes, such as oncyber and gallery, which capture and background the objective data related to personal identity on the chain.

Similarly, we also see that real companies use data on the chain, such as Prada.

Platforms like snapshot and tally allow communities to measure the participation of members within an organization.

Platforms such as rabbit hole and layer3 are more consumer oriented, helping users build " Reputation score "e;.

This has a significant impact on future work. This allows the team not to be hindered by age, national boundaries and other physical attributes, and allows anonymous contributors to build their reputation and reputation in the chain.

Identity also unlocks another function, which is to bring endorsement. Platforms like disco help connect data off and on the chain in a holistic, people-oriented, and verifiable way.

My friend divine in his works "e; You Are What You Own" All of these are precisely outlined in:

When we think of wallets as our identities, it all begins to become very interesting. Your wallet can contain not only assets (such as credit card or eth balance), but also passes, membership cards and other things.

I put jaydrainjr Eth's article on wallets is recommended to everyone I know. This article is super meaningful here, just like the following figure:

Just last week, mirror officials announced Web3 subscriptions, allowing readers to subscribe to any mirror publication with their wallets and receive notifications of new content.

"The future of the community is encrypted native wallets"。

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