19, January 2021  — 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

Antitrust Policy

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(s) (05-Jan-2021)

A. Kudra
  • Approved via consensus
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


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Announcement Details

Utility Projects

  • Bedrock
    • Officially launched LF project focused on membership onboarding campaign to get to 40 members.
    • GFWG members decide standup dev env.
    • Spawned the start of the TSC
  • IDunion
    • Work is in progress under SSI for Germany (SSI4DE) project, presumably funding of German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs for SSI4DE will continue in 2021 and next 3yrs.
    • Plans underway to create the legal entity via a EU cooperative model, also independently from SSI4DE if needed.
  • Sovrin
    • .Working on separation of Token.
    • SSI Metrics Dashboard was announced.
  • Indicio
    • Indicio TestNet has been expanded to 7 nodes based on user feedback.
    • DemoNet is also in process.
    • Working on governance and fees a priori of formal announcement.

UFWG APAC Interlock

  • Meeting of APAC group is on Thursday, Jan-7 2021, 8 am CET
  • Vinod Panicker confirmed in prep meeting that KOB is planning a Utility, KOB seeking ways to govern Utility 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?

Utility Project Implementation Guide Task Force

Create the getting started guide for prospective Utility Projects.

Lynn Bendixsen  (lead) 

IG0029: Utility Project Guide

A new repo has been created and the TF has been issued its first objective.

TF is discussing outline and questions to be answered for prospective projects. 

Best Practices Task ForceAnalyze Project Interviews, establish list of Best Practices and submit each BP using ToIP Deliverables Process.
  • DRAFT COMPLETEDrafting framework for evaluating public identity utilities
  • IN PROGRESS Drafting v1 of three BP documents (based on feedback from interviews with decentralized PIU conveners/providers)*
    • BP0011 - Assessing Sustainability of a PIU
    • BP0012 - Determining Affordability of a PIU
    • BP0013 - Assessing Alignment to a PIU
  • Backlog
    • Dashboard Health / Network Monitoring (Example)

*At future point, consider consolidating all best practices into one comprehensive document

SUGGESTION: Interlocking with Saturn-V TF as a first user of these Best Practices.

Decentralization Task Force

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

Jessica Townsend  (lead) 

Dan Gisolfi 

Mathieu Glaude

Glossary Task ForceGenerate a UFWG Glossary in collaboration with the CTWG.RJ Reiser (lead) Still pending CTWG process.

Decision Points

  • Utility Project List

Discussion Topics

  • None

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.

  • 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