Response to Kaliya’s “Being Real” Post

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The Privacy-Trust Paper as an “Explanation” of Link Secrets

A significant section of the critique is about link secrets, and it repeats the old claim that they are insecure. The post cites for support a 2019 paper by Arnold and Longley that was published in a special issue of the IEEE Communications Standards magazine.

A Misunderstanding About Credential Formats

The post encourages the perception that, since the format of AnonCreds credentials doesn’t match one of Kaliya’s two preferred serializations, JSON-LD or JWT, AnonCreds are therefore at odds with the standard.



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Daniel Hardman

Daniel Hardman

software architect / identity and cybersecurity