24, 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 (10-Nov-2020)

A. Kudra
  • Delayed to next meeting due to only a few attendees
10 minsAnnouncementsA. Kudra
20 minsUtility Project Status UpdatesUtility Representatives
5 minsTask Force SOSM. Glaude
10 minsDecision PointsA. Kudra
10 minsDiscussion TopicsA. Kudra
10 minsReview Action and Open ItemsA. Kudra
10 mins


A. Kudra

Announcement Details

  • None

Utility Projects

  • Bedrock
    • No update
  • IDunion
    • No update
  • Sovrin
    • "Principles of SSI" under finalization, to be officially released soon, support from other Utilities appreciated
  • Indicio
    • Launch of MainNet delayed due to genesis node issues, recommendations for number of nodes to be included in best practices

UFWG APAC Interlock

  • Meeting did not happen due to very few attendees today
  • Vinod Panicker confirmed in prep meeting that KOB is planning a Utility, KOB seeking ways to govern Utilitiy without legal entity

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.
  • Drafting v1 of three BP documents based on feedback from interviews with decentralized identity utility conveners/providers
    • BP0011-Recommendations for creating and managing a Public Identity Utility
  • 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

  • Corda network for identity, may be relevant to include as Utility project
    • Scott Perry will check with Corda regarding their identity roadmap (Corda is Sovrin Steward), Mathieu Glaude will send info to Scott
  • Lissi is a project run by Main Incubator (Commerzbank subsidiary), Main Incubator is leading "SSI for Germany" (SSI4DE) consortium, SSI4DE launched IDunion Hyperledger Indy network (currently test mode)

Action items

  • Call-for-Projects
    • All Layer 1 Project Stories need to be documented in GitHub
    • Any new projects? → See Discussion Topics
  • 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