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8, June 2021  — 11:00 PT, 14:00 ET, 18:00 UTC, 20:00 CET

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RECORDING HERE (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 minsAnnouncements / New Member IntrosChairs
10 mins

Item 1 - UFWG MOU Discussion


Status update or preferably Show-and-tell from all task forces.
10 minsItem 2 - Review UFWG Paper and Next StepsJessica Townsend
10 mins

Item 3 - Discussion on Year in Review for UFWG

Andre Kudra
10 minsDecision PointsA. Kudra
10 minsDiscussion TopicsA. Kudra


  •  Public Identity Utility Projects
    •  Bedrock
      • Nearing enough nodes to launch TestNet
    •  IDunion
      • No updates from network perspective
    •  Sovrin
      • BAU
    •  Indicio
      • Announced Demo Net
    •  Canacred
      • -
  •  Invitation by Karl Kneis to all L1Us to provide an update to EFWG on their status and journey (recently done by IDunion and Indicio).

Task Force SOS (Scrum of Scrums)

TF NameMissionMembersStatus

Utility Project Implementation Guide Task Force

Create the getting started guide for prospective Utility Projects.

IG0029: Utility Project Guide

A new repo has been created and the TF has issued its first objective. Lynn seeks assistance on repo publishing with Mac.

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

Draft Doc:

Initial released version:

Best Practices Task ForceAnalyze Project Interviews, establish list of Best Practices and submit each BP using ToIP Deliverables Process.
  •  Drafting framework for evaluating public identity utilities (BP0014) (v2)
  •   Drafting v1 of three BP documents (based on feedback from interviews with decentralized PIU conveners/providers)*
    •  BP0015 - Assessing Sustainability of a PIU (v1)
    •  BP0016 - Determining Affordability of a PIU (v1)
    •  BP0017 - 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. Submissions under review.

Decision Points

  •  -

Discussion Items

  •  UFWG is working on comprehensive guidance doc
  •  New representative of Bedrock for UFWG required
    •  Outreach to Bedrock consortium - Karl Kneis will reach out
  •  KERI witness log
    •  Is there interest of existing L1Us to act as KERI witness log?
    •  Dave McKay KERI log would be a good addition
    •  Stephen Curran Hyperledger Indy ledger could be acting as a KERI witness - i.e. "witness transactions"
    •  Revisit in 4-8 weeks and have a dedicated slot in UFWG meeting
  •  L1Us implementing trust registries Dave McKay
    •  Stewards can run different things, e.g. Indy, KERI, IPFS, trust registry
    •  Dave McKay report on related research work at UFWG meeting in August 2021, invite EFWG to discussion / follow-up
    •  Lynn Bendixsen governance of L1Us may be affected

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