KIM HAMILTON DUFFY

CTO — Learning Machine



15:00 EST
The DID and the DONTs: Decentralized ID 101

Kim Hamilton Duffy is CTO of Learning Machine and Principal Architect of Blockcerts. Her focus is building decentralized systems enabling interoperable, recipient-owned credentials and identity solutions based on open standards and open source implementations.

Kim is co-chair of the W3C Credentials Community Group (CCG), the standards group driving the Decentralized Identifiers (DID) specification. Her standards contributions include co-developing the BTCR DID method specification and open source implementations, aligning the Open Badges and Verifiable Credentials specifications, and contributing to JSON-LD signature suites and prototype implementations.

Kim studied Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University. Her professional experience includes architecting and building reliable, distributed systems; building developer-focused APIs, libraries, and tools in the .NET Common Language Runtime; and generally hacking on fun, mathematically interesting problems.