Oct 27th, 2021
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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(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.
- Spruce Website
- Spruce Github
- Sign-in With Ethereum and the Dangers of Big Login
- Thread on Single Sign-On
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