The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Gregory Rocco and Wayne Chang, Co-founders of Spruce, an ecosystem of open source tools to enable user-controlled identity anywhere. In this episode, they discuss the importance of decentralized identities, how Sign-in With Ethereum works, the use-cases of cross-chain reputations, and much more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:39) – Guests’ backgrounds. 

(00:04:55) – The identity problem. 

(00:07:04) – The goal of Spruce. 

(00:09:26) – The effects of identities on DAOs.

(00:12:08) – Why NFTs are not sufficient forms of decentralized identities.

(00:15:08) – The issues with centralized logins. 

(00:19:16) – Overview of Sign-in With Ethereum. 

(00:26:28) – The data management process of Sign-in With Ethereum.

(00:27:56) – Target adopters for Sign-in With Ethereum. 

(00:29:10) – Technical integration difficulties. 

(00:31:04) – What ownership of your digital identity and data looks like.

(00:36:40) – The portability of identities.

(00:41:08) – The mechanics of cross-chain identities. 

(00:46:20) – Poor identity standards.

(00:48:23) – Reputation identities for DAOs and DeFi.

(00:52:20) – Immutability of the data.

(00:54:32) – How the data is stored with Kepler. 

(00:58:54) – SpruceID’s moat. 

(01:01:14) – Final thoughts on decentralized identities.

(01:05:08) – How people can get involved with Spruce.

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