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05, 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) (08-Dec-2020)

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


A. Kudra

Announcement Details

  •  None

Utility Projects

  •  Bedrock
    • Officially launched LF project focused on membership onboarding campaign to get to 40 members.
  •  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 beyond.
    • Plans underway to create the legal entity via a EU cooperative model, also independently from SSI4DE if needed.
  •  Sovrin
    • Network and Foundation stability now exists for 2021.
  •  Indicio
    • Indicio TestNet has been expanded to 7 nodes based on user feedback. MainNet is at 6 Nodes and when the 7th is added they will make a formal announcement.
    • Indicio is now a public benefits corporation from a legal entity perspective.
    • Contributing nodes will be updated in the associated story once formal announcement is made.

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?
Best Practices Task ForceAnalyze Project Interviews, establish list of Best Practices and submit each BP using ToIP Deliverables Process.
  •  (In progress) Drafting 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
  •  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

  •  Utility Project List
    •  08-Dec-2020 Decision
    •  Pull Request  #24
      •  Dan Gisolfiheld discussion with Vinod Panicker; PR needs to be updated as it will be rejected in current form.
      •  Decision: Merge rejected; Pending updates.
    •  Pull Request #29
      •  CanaCred story in current form does not answer basic questions
        •  Only 1 convener and no listed sponsors
        •  Is the Utility at Convene Phase?
          •  Who are the Conveners and/or Sponsors?
          •  Why do we need a Utility?
          •  What is unique about the desired Utility?
          •  Who will participate?
          •  What are the common stakeholder motivators?
          •  What are the common stakeholder requirements?
      •  Decision: Merge approved as it is not for a listing but the first step in getting the story in place. 

Discussion Topics

  •  None

Action items

  •  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
  •   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