[KI-LC] Blockchain Identity and Scottish Independence

Colin Wallis colin at kantarainitiative.org
Tue Jul 26 07:34:16 CDT 2016


Thanks for that reassurance Neil.

I trust you have joined the Kantara Blockchain and Smart Contracts DG
<https://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/BSC/Home> because there
will clearly be some synergy between those efforts and these proposed here.

Cheers
Colin

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Neil McEvoy <neil.mcevoy at cbpn.io> wrote:

>
> Thanks Colin. To address the main point I think the delineation would
> address that, ie the Kantara work would just be about the I-voting methods,
> the technical design etc., it wouldn't reference my project nor would I
> promote it as such.
>
> Ie Kantara simply specifies technology models, how they might be
> implemented, eg Scots independence, are separate activities, which I would
> define through my report. I'm sure every government would be interested in
> a blueprint for secure I-voting. Who people choose to vote for using those
> methods is up to them.. :-)
>
> Neil.
>
> ---
> Neil McEvoy
> Founder and CEO
> Cloudbestpractices.net
> neil at cbpn.io
> +1 (315) 636-4585
>
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Colin Wallis <colin at kantarainitiative.org
> > wrote:
>
>> Thanks both
>>
>> Indeed very interesting.
>> Personally I could argue some points raised in the paper, but that takes
>> nothing away from the potential value that could be added to this effort by
>> further developing it at Kantara.
>> At the risk of stating the obvious, the LC needs to be mindful of the
>> development, extent and ferocity of politicization, as that has the
>> potential to set off a string of adverse consequences.
>> With all of that said, I look forward to the outcome of the LC's
>> consideration of this proposal from Neil.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Colin
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:19 AM, Neil McEvoy <neil.mcevoy at cbpn.io>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi Andrew
>>>
>>> Agreed all round. I'm entirely happy for the output to be Kantara assets
>>> and to use your collaboration tools to produce them.
>>>
>>> What I would like to do is include a synopsis in one of my reports,
>>> which also identifies the target audience and goals, which is this 'Digital
>>> Scotland' paper:
>>>
>>> http://scotvote.info/reports/digital-scotland/
>>>
>>> You'll see I start to set the scene for developments such as a national
>>> Bitcoin currency as a foundation for economic growth. Ideally our Kantara
>>> resources would provide the blueprint for how to do so, and would be too
>>> detailed to include here, so an overview that then leads to engagement here
>>> for those working at the technical level would seem a good model.
>>>
>>> Once complete I plan to submit this to the Scottish Government, to
>>> encourage their adoption. The primary challenge I see is they may be too
>>> slow to act, and also the general trends of the technology point to
>>> de-centralized, citizen-owned data and services, hence why I'd also like to
>>> promote it directly to citizens too, with a How To guide for setting up
>>> your own digital identity et al.
>>>
>>> Kind regards, Neil.
>>>
>>> ---
>>> Neil McEvoy
>>> Founder and CEO
>>> Cloudbestpractices.net
>>> neil at cbpn.io
>>> +1 (315) 636-4585
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 6:16 PM, Andrew Hughes <
>>> andrewhughes3000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Neil - both ideas sound very interesting!
>>>>
>>>> I think we need to update and re-approve the charter for the group -
>>>> it's been quite a length of time since the original writing - a good
>>>> opportunity to bring it up to current.
>>>>
>>>> One new aspect is that I'm asking every DG/WG to explicitly identify a
>>>> Kantara Report or Recommendation that their group is working to develop.
>>>> Among other things, Kantara offers a simple trade in return for open
>>>> hosting of DG/WG forums: Kantara asks the groups to publish under the
>>>> Kantara brand to increase value for the community. Kantara has a very
>>>> flexible set of rules, and can accommodate most requests for publishing
>>>> arrangements.
>>>>
>>>> So: please bring the great ideas! Blockchain ID and i-Voting are very
>>>> interesting and have lots of space for innovation - exactly what Kantara
>>>> seeks to support and give an incubation home to.
>>>>
>>>> andrew.
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 6:30 AM, Neil McEvoy <neil.mcevoy at cbpn.io>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello Kantara Leadership team!
>>>>>
>>>>> Recently we touched on re-activating my Cloud ID group, and I wanted
>>>>> to start actioning this, with some dialogue here to kick things off..
>>>>>
>>>>> In short:
>>>>>
>>>>> *1)* I'd say the original charter is still ok, in terms of the basics
>>>>> of defining IDaaS. There are lots of vendors who could help flesh out the
>>>>> architecture stuff etc.
>>>>>
>>>>> *2)* So the main step here is to fine-tine it with what's new, and
>>>>> I'd like to propose a couple of ideas:
>>>>>
>>>>> *a) Blockchain Identity:* How the IDaaS could incorporate the
>>>>> blockchain. Here's my initial thoughts on the relationship:
>>>>> http://cloudbestpractices.net/blog/blockchain-identity/
>>>>>
>>>>> *b) i-Voting:* As I mention I think digital government and democracy
>>>>> is the 'killer app', and I'd like to address specific use cases to describe
>>>>> the details of how this might work, starting with my own personal passion
>>>>> of Scottish Independence.
>>>>>
>>>>> There will another referendum soon and I'd like define a blueprint for
>>>>> a 'citizen-owned' approach to i-Voting. How might a trustworthy,
>>>>> de-centralized system be implemented by the people?
>>>>>
>>>>> Look forward to your thoughts.
>>>>>
>>>>> Kind regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> ---
>>>>> Neil McEvoy
>>>>> Founder and CEO
>>>>> Cloudbestpractices.net
>>>>> neil at cbpn.io
>>>>> +1 (315) 636-4585
>>>>>
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