10, November 2020  — 11:00 PT, 14:00 ET, 19:00 UTC, 20:00 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 (27-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

  • Updated Utility List as per Issue 17
  • Update from discussion regarding Kochi Org Book (KOB) with Vinod Panicker: Understanding is that KOB will have a dedicated Hyperledger Indy utility at some point (currently prototyping with Sovrin).

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 
    Competition phase in final stages, proposal has been handed in to German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs for execution phase. Final project report is work in progress. Activities on IDunion legal entity continue.
  • Sovrin

  • Indicio 
    Indicio TestNet had successful "first upgrade" last week. DemoNet scheduled to be "live" by the end of next week, and MainNet scheduled to be "live" by the end of the year. Official announcements are forthcoming. 

UFWG APAC Interlock

  • TBD

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 available here
    • At future point, consider consolidating all best practices into one comprehensive document
Decentralization Task Force

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

Jessica Townsend  (lead) 

  • What are the key attributes of a Decentralized Utility?
  • Should we consider / review the W3C DID Decentralization Rubric
    • Consider their dimensions for evaluation

Lead decided in Oct-27 meeting, added in Nov-10 meeting

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

  • Use of Kanban Boards via Trello to enable Task Forces to manage work and provide status
    • Glossary Task Force has volunteered to test RJ Reiser
    • Initial process model verified today with Trello; New boards and member invites forthcoming.
      • Any volunteers to help define workflow?
  • Triage GitHub Issues

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