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Meeting Information

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Meeting schedule: Biweekly, Fridays at 3 PM UK time. See the Calendar of Public Meetings for the next meeting time.Meetings

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DescriptionHyperledger Public Sector Special Interest Group (public-sector-SIG) is a Special Interest group focused on applying distributed ledger technology in general, and Hyperledger technologies in particular, to the public sector (e.g., government and government-related) uses and needs.

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Meetings on Dec 18th and Jan 1st have been cancelled

Next Meeting:

Jan 15th - Stephen Curran - Digital Identity in the Government of British Columbia

The Government of British Columbia has been a leader in government digital identity for many years, going back to the early 2000s when digital identity legislation was passed in the jurisdiction. In this presentation, we'll cover the foundational work that BC has done in enabling digital identity, how identity services are made available to citizens today, and what BC is doing in the area of Trust over IP using Hyperledger open source software to scale trust in the digital economy. We'll also cover the open source capabilities that BC has made available for any jurisdiction to use – across Canada and around the world.

Stephen Curran ( of Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. is a Software Development and DevOps veteran who dove full on into the identity on blockchain world in 2017. Working with the Government of British Columbia, Stephen has helped define, build and launch a series of production and proof of concept deployments of Trust over IP components using Verifiable Credentials. Stephen is a regular contributor in the Indy and Aries communities, facilitating collaborations and driving interoperability. Stephen is a co-author of Hyperledger edX courses on Indy, Aries and Ursa, a Hyperledger Technical Ambassador and Vice Chair of the Sovrin Foundation. 


Link 20210115 Hyperledger Public Sector SIG Recording

Presentation: BC's Journey Towards Trust over IP

Document mentioned in the discussion: Traversing the Web of Trust

Meetings on Dec 18th and Jan 1st were cancelled

Past Meeting: Dec 4th - Vipin Bharathan -

Rationale for CBDCs, design choices, challenges - Central Bank Digital Currency

CBDC ( Central Bank Digital Currency ) is one of the major factors that can change the landscape in finance, trade and commerce forever. While most crypto does not work for the majority of commerce scenarios, CBDC may drive big changes. Vipin is a thought leader and leading architect in many domains including Finance, Trade and Digital Currency. Do not miss the opportunity to understand CBDC and how it may impact your business and work.

Vipin Bharathan

Vipin has 35 years of experience as a developer, development manager, Product owner and Project manager in many different domains, including insurance, embedded systems programming, cryptography, payment systems, media, fx trading and fixed income. For the last five years he has been working as a blockchain strategist and advisor. Vipin has been involved with Hyperledger since its inception; now he is the chair of the Identity WG and founder and chair of the Capital Markets SIG. Vipin is the founder of Vipin has contributed to Corda, DAML and EEA/Quorum. Most recently, he launched two projects in Hyperledger labs: eThaler, a wholesale CBDC and xcsi: an interoperability solution. Vipin is currently working with Digital Currency Global Initiative, an ITU (ITU is a UN Special Agency) project; as vice-chair of the Interoperability workstream. 

Past Meeting: Kaliya Young, the Identity Woman - The Domains of Identity

Kaliya shared information about her book. The Domains of Identity: a framework for Understanding Contemporary Identity Systems. The book defines sixteen coherent yet comprehensive categories of interactions which cause personally identifiable information to be stored in databases. 
Here is a link to the core domains that is Creative License.

An excellent session providing a comprehensive view of your identity, personal data, relationships, domains. This session will highlight important issues around identity and personal data access, ownership and governance. Whatever your role is, the session will be very useful.

Kaliya Young is widely known as "Identity Woman" and is the author of the Domains of Identity (2020), a book that she wrote while at the University of Texas at Austin working on her Master of Science in Identity Management and Security degree (2017).  In 2019, she travelled to India for two months as a New America India-US Public Interest Technology fellow to study Aadhaar their national ID system.   She has worked for the past 15 years  to bring about the creation of a layer of identity for people based on open standards. In 2005 she co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop and continues to co-host co-convene the event twice a year.  She currently serves as a co-chairs two working groups in the field (Interoperability and Secure Data Store) and is a community manager at large in the field.  She consults with Governments, NGO’s, Startups and Enterprises on decentralized identity technologies.

Public Sector Group Overview

Widget Connector


Jim Mason, Blockchain Practice Leader, Sky Web Team & Paramount Software Solutions,

Anjon Roy, Vice President of Market Development at SIMBA Chain, Anjon Roy - Linkedin

Hyperledger Point of Contact: Dr Marta Piekarska, Director of Ecosystem, Hyperledger,

Past Leadership

Dr. Hanna C. Norberg, Founder & CEO, TradeEconomista,

Saptarshi Choudhury, Director Emerging Technologies, Paramount Software Solutions,

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Charter and FAQ


The activities of the Public-SIG include:

  • identifying related use cases, current pilots, and proofs of concept;

  • sharing stories of successes, failures, opportunities, and challenges;

  • exploring cross-cutting concerns like security, privacy, and identity in government contexts;

  • identifying existing or needed common critical software components that would serve the particular needs of the public sector;

  • identifying conferences or other opportunities to connect face to face, as well as submit talks or present as a group at an event.

This activity will be automatically recorded in email archives when conducted over the mailing list. When this activity is conducted in other media, it will be captured as notes or other formats and posted to the list (so it is archived), or possibly to the Hyperledger Wiki. This activity might also be turned into reports from the Special Interest group (recommendations to the rest of Hyperledger, for example) or other kinds of content (blog posts, content for publications, etc).

The Public Sector SIG is prohibited from performing or engaging in any form of lobbying or attempts to influence government policy-making or regulatory processes. It is also not intended as a platform for procurement of services.

Work Products

The initial work product will be a set of documents which analyze the space of government and regulatory use cases for blockchain technology. This will be an inventory of example use cases which captures common government processes, which may suggest applications that are built or could be built using software being developed at Hyperledger. The public-sector-sig may also host in-person meetings intended to accelerate the Special Interest Group's mission.

Communication Tools

Presentations and other resources:

NetherlandsThe Legal Aspects of Blockchain UNOPS

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Drummond Reed  / Sovrin FoundationSelf Sovereign Identity 
Metropolis / UCLG (United Cities and Local GovernmentBlockchain - A tool for Metropolitan Governance

CERTH - The Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas

Applications in Blockchain

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nameCERTH-BC for PC WG.pdf

Agency for Digital ItalyTransforming Digital Government

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General Hyperledger Presentation:
  • Overview of Tool and Frameworks
  • Guide to Getting Involved

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nameHyperledgerOverview Presentation.pptx

The Legal Aspects of BlockchainTopics include a general overview for policymakers on what is blockchain.

Blockchain Case Study - Smart Dubai

Paperless City

Blockchain Industrial Alliance (Platform Dev)Lessons from Blockchain adoption in the public sector of Uzbekistan. Based on the case studies Kindergarten Admissions & Education Certificates

Blockchain Industrial Alliance (Platform Dev)Blockchain platform for the Public Sector of Uzbekistan: overview, questions and discussions.
EnerBlock LLCBlockchain enabled Virtual Power Plant for Distributed Energy Resources

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nameBlockchain enabled Virtual Power Plant.pptx

Use Case Inventory

Dr. Hanna C. Norberg Founder & CEO, Trade Economista
Unblocking the Bottlenecks and Making the Global Supply Chain Transparent: How blockchain technology can update global trade

DIGITAL TRUST project, British Columbia, CanadaDIGITAL TRUST project presentation

Verifiable Organizations Network, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada

Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) started by the governments of British Columbia, Ontario, and Canada

TheOrgBook introductory slides   Quick links   What's on the Ledger?

List of Blockchain Projects in International Development
Blockchain in Government Tracker- Database


Linux Foundation Anti-Trust Policy Notice

Linux Foundation meetings involve participation by industry competitors, and it is the intention of the Linux Foundation to conduct all of its activities in accordance with applicable antitrust and competition laws. It is therefore extremely important that attendees adhere to meeting agendas, and be aware of, and not participate in, any activities that are prohibited under applicable US state, federal or foreign antitrust and competition laws.

Examples of types of actions that are prohibited at Linux Foundation meetings and in connection with Linux Foundation activities are described in the Linux Foundation Antitrust Policy available at If you have questions about these matters, please contact your company counsel, or if you are a member of the Linux Foundation, feel free to contact Andrew Updegrove of the firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP, which provides legal counsel to the Linux Foundation.

Hyperledger Code of Conduct Notice

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  1. Treat each other with respect, professionalism, fairness, and sensitivity to our many differences and strengths, including in situations of high pressure and urgency.

  2. Never harass or bully anyone verbally, physically or sexually.

  3. Never discriminate on the basis of personal characteristics or group membership.

  4. Communicate constructively and avoid demeaning or insulting behavior or language.

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