There’s a problem with thankless jobs maintaining internet security and infrastructure, which create weak spots at various chokepoints. Chris has spent the last 6 to 7 years identifying what those spots are, and has helped pioneer the concept of self-sovereign identity. He authored 10 principles of self-sovereign identity and hosted Rebooting the Web of Trust, a workshop for collaboration to build web tooling.
Chris likes to see things beyond just a whitepaper and code, but there have been some huge advances in zero knowledge proofs that could be utterly transformational for the industry. In particular, there’s a method for collaborative key generation called Frost which seems to be maturing. It creates a homomorphic key that does not exist on a machine which prevents a single point of failure.
These tools are open source, and are supported on Github via donations.
The way law works under property doesn’t work well with the digital world. Chris has discovered some other principles around law which does not require proof of harm but rather works on violation of authority. It has been codified under Wyoming law as a definition of digital identity, with a set of duties assigned to self-sovereign status. Other sovereign entities – such as Indian nations – seem to be interested as well.