Getting Started with the dID Protocol

Get into the basics of what a dID is, how it differs from traditional identity systems and the potential applications of the Anima dID protocol in various industries.

Written by

Josephine Foong

Aren't you tired of feeling like your personal information is just floating around in cyberspace, waiting to be scooped up by some nefarious hacker? Well, fear not, my friend! Decentralized identity (dID) is here to save the day! With dID, you escape the Matrix grip and determine your own digital fate. You have the power to decide who has access to your personal info. No more middlemen, no more data breaches, no more identity theft. It’s time to join the dID revolution and take back control of your online identity. But before creating a fairer society, one that is more transparent, let’s dive into the concept of dID.

Breaking the Power Dynamic: How Decentralized Identity Protects Your Privacy

In the old world, companies like GAFAM had the power to collect, store, and sell your data without batting an eye. It was like being stuck in the Matrix, but without the cool Keanu Reeves movies. This not only violates users' privacy but also creates an unfair power dynamic where individuals are at the mercy of these large corporations.

Decentralized identity is a system in which an individual's identity is not tied to a central authority or organization, but is instead managed and controlled by the individual themselves. In other words, big brother no longer has the power to verify your identity, because you took the red pill and took back control over your own identity now!

Decentralized identity protocols enable you to break this power dynamic and to protect your privacy. Through the use of blockchain technology and cryptographic keys among other secure methods, you can finally decide what you’re willing to disclose and to whom.

The Anima Protocol: Be Control of Your Identity

Anima protocol offers a solution that puts you in the driver's seat of your digital identity. It acts as a bridge between different identity fragments, linking them to your crypto wallet. By doing so, the protocol allows you to easily adapt to any identity need, from the most private to the most regulatory.

And the best part? Anima is technology-agnostic, meaning it works seamlessly with any blockchain and wallet. This makes it the perfect foundation for a reputation based Web3. By solving the challenge of distinguishing trustworthy users from malicious actors, Anima is paving the way for a new user-centric system where reputation plays a pivotal role.

Anima-powered protocols offer communities the ability to set their own identification requirements to ensure the safety and security of their members. By leveraging Anima’s verifiable credentials, communities can prevent fake accounts, spam, and/or ensure regulatory compliance.

Currently, Anima offers two distinct types of Proof, each with distinctive attributes - one that's based on official identity documents, and another that is full privacy preserving.

With these proofs, you can selectively share your identity attributes independently as claims, such as your age, nationality or residency with ease and confidence. You’ll be able to prove that you're over 18 years old on age-restricted sites with a single click, without disclosing any other personal information.

Now, let's explore the proofs in greater detail:

  • Proof of Identity: PoI relies on off-chain data, like biometric information and official identity documents, to verify identity for regulatory compliance and KYC requirements which is necessary for accessing regulated platforms.

  • Proof of Personhood: PoP offers an innovative way to prove your humanity while staying anonymous. This exciting proof opens up possibilities for fairer systems based on individuals, rather than just financial investments. PoP could revolutionize community structures across multiple areas, including DAOs, airdrops, and other reward distributions or governance events.

Regardless of which web3 community you want to join, Anima dID protocol offers the appropriate tools for you to verify your identity to third parties.