Rights and Identity

There are two ways to understand who we all are, according to the Identity that is Iang. One is to read all the following. The alternate is a 5 hours brain dump :( Both are hard.

The CAcert Period

The first Saga of the Rights story is found in the very long and fullsome CAcert Audit paper. In this paper and presentation to LISA, I wrote up a 3 year adventure within the only CA to fully crack the allocation of liabilities problem. Especially, see sections:

As an atrociously painful simplification, you can imagine the future world as being "like" the world of that org and its members... everyone together under assurance, a membership contract, and arbitration. If you follow the logic and avoid traps as if applied to your canonical ideal group and its members, you might end up at the same place.

The Kenyan Saga

Quite how you get there is a second Saga.

This journey travels the development of a modern arrangement of governing shared assets that draws from Kenyan finance, financial cryptography (Ricardo and even a hint of blockchain), and integrating into the CAcert designs.

The story defies recording in a cohesive fasion, although it has started sliding out of the grey and into black & white in a series of 5 (today) chapters:

Two earlier snippets are recorded: You might be amused by this 8 minute video talking about the types of identity: Robin Hood Open Office London August 2015, and this 30 minute more technical video talking about the data layout of the design: Sum Of All Chains - let’s converge ( Transcript and slides). Also, check out Identity is an Edge Protocol and An Exploration of Identity which both present to the subject.

The R3 journey

A couple of blog posts for R3 are pertinent.


There is lots to come with EOS. But so far nothing published on point.