Self-Sovereign Identity for Trust and Interoperability in the Metaverse

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings - 2022 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Autonomous and Trusted Vehicles, Scalable Computing and Communications, Digital Twin, Privacy Computing, Metaverse, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/DigitalTwin/PriComp/Metaverse 2022


With the advancement in computing power and speed, the Internet is being transformed from screen-based information to immersive and extremely low latency communication environments in web 3.0 and the Metaverse. With the emergence of the Metaverse technology, more stringent demands are required in terms of connectivity such as secure access and data privacy. Future technologies such as 6G, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can mitigate some of these challenges. The Metaverse is now on the verge where security and privacy concerns are crucial for the successful adaptation of such disruptive technology. The Metaverse and web 3.0 are to be decentralized, anonymous, and interoperable. Metaverse is the virtual world of Digital Twins and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).The control and possession of users' data on centralized servers are the cause of numerous security and privacy concerns. This paper proposes a solution for the security and interoperability challenges using Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) integrated with blockchain. The philosophy of Self-Sovereign Identity, where the users are the only holders and owners of their identity, comes in handy to solve the questions of decentralization, trust, and interoperability in the Metaverse. This work also discusses the vision of a single, open standard, trustworthy, and interoperable Metaverse with initial design and implementation of SSI concepts.

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6G, Blockchain, Interoperability, Metaverse, Self-Sovereign Identity, Trust, Web 3.0


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