[KI-LC] Blockchain Identity and Scottish Independence

Neil McEvoy neil.mcevoy at cbpn.io
Tue Jul 26 09:35:42 CDT 2016


Hi Colin

I'm quite behind on all Kantara activities, including my own group, so my
next action will be to redress that. I'll reach out separately to catch up
on these areas and also to re-activate my group with the right tools etc.

Kind regards, Neil.

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On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Colin Wallis <colin at kantarainitiative.org>
wrote:

> 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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