27, October 2020  — 11:00 PT, 14:00 ET, 18:00 UTC, 19:00 CET

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Recording (North America / Europe)



  • Assign action items for next meeting
  • Establish work plan for WG deliverables and workflow guidance
  • Gather agenda suggestions for next meeting

Agenda Items

1 minWelcomeA. Kudra
2 mins

Antitrust Policy Notice

A. Kudra
5 mins

New Introductions

A. Kudra
  • None
2 mins

Review / Approve minutes from last meeting (13-Oct-2020)

A. Kudra
  • Approved by Consensus
10 minsAnnouncementsD. Gisolfi
20 minsUtility Project Status UpdatesUtility Representatives
5 minsTask Force SOSA. Kudra
10 minsDecision PointsD. Gisolfi
10 minsDiscussion TopicsD. Gisolfi
10 minsReview Action and Open ItemsA. Kudra
10 mins


A. Kudra

Announcement Details

Utility Projects

  • Bedrock
    1. Call for interested companies that may be interested in joining. Send email request to Dan Gisolfi stating company name and contact email address.
    2. Soft Launch Scheduled for 18 Nov 2020.
  • IDunion (Network Name) - SSI for Germany (Project Name)
  • Sovrin MainNet @ Stephen Curran

    • Upgrade in progress

  • Indicio Lynn Bendixsen
    • Testing in progress

UFWG APAC Interlock

  • Meeting Oct-27 has to be rescheduled due to holiday season in India
  • Intro video about Kochi Org Book online: "KochiOrgBook demo and discussion" -> https://youtu.be/HU0zXKiFYD0

Task Force SOS (Scrum of Scrums)

TF NameMissionMembersStatus
UFWG deliverablesDefine and communicate to our UFWG deliverables and process. 

Drafted presentation available here

  • What are the deliverables of the UFWG? 
  • Who are the audience for each deliverable?
  • What is our deliverable process?
Best Practices Task ForceAnalyze Project Interviews, establish list of Best Practices and submit each BP using ToIP Deliverables Process.
  • Review Best Practices List: 
    • 5 items from Utility interviews
Decentralization Best Practice Task Force

Submit a BP deliverable for what it means to be Decentralized. 

xxx  (lead) 

  • What are the key attributes of a Decentralized Utility?
  • Should we consider / review the W3C DID Decentralization Rubric
    • Consider their dimensions for evaluation 
Glossary Task ForceGenerate a UFWG Glossary in collaboration with the CTWG.RJ Reiser (lead) Lead added in Oct-27 meeting

Decision Points

  • None

Discussion Topics

Action items

  • Call-for-Projects 
    • All Layer 1 Project Stories need to be documented in GitHub
    • Any new projects? 
  • Education Topics for Presentations to be Scheduled
    • None
  • Set Agenda for next meeting

Open Items

Low priority items that failed gain volunteers to champion cause.

  • Andre Kudra will check with German UFWG community if they can entertain a German ToIP meeting
  • Horizontal Interop
  • UFWG Sandbox Utility
    •  The members of the UFWG need to gain experience before writing guidelines and best practices.
    • Challenge: Create a Sample Utility comprised of 3-5 nodes for testing purposes using the Blockchain Automation Framework (BAF)
    • Goal: Leverage this research exercise as a way to create BAF artifacts for Hyperledger Indy
    • Tools: Bootstrapping Node Hosting - Learn BAF
  • Education Topics