We're tackling a field that touches every domain, has a deep history, and is currently growing faster than anyone can keep up with. But this problem of fast-moving information streams isn't unique to digital identity, and what we learn here could be of use in any conceivable domain.
Fed up with all the empty content dominating search results, I started keeping track of useful information. I used only a fraction of my backround research for the articles I was writing, I thought I might collaborate with other information aggregators.
Recognizing the collaborative potential for Discord Chat, during the ICO boom in 2017, I was inspired to begin collecting information about blockchain in the channels of a Discord Server dedicated for that purpose.
After a year or so working relentlessly on whatever was in front of me at a given moment, its time to pause, reflect, and make a way for anyone following my work to be notified of updates.
I've found myself enthralled by intoxicating ecosystems of knowledge surrounding Bitcoin. Self-educated, I began studying related histories: Cryptography, Programming, Digital Cash; while developing my technical skills with freelance work, and building small websites on related subjects.
The inspiration for my work in digital identity might easily trace back to The Original Blockchain Identity list on GitHub, originally compiled by Markus Sabadello.
I leaned heavily on that resource when first learning about decentralized identity and blockchain.