Mike Leszcz


OpenID Foundation Publishes “OpenID for Verifiable Credentials” Whitepaper

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to share its new whitepaper, “OpenID for Verifiable Credentials”. The goal of this whitepaper is to inform and educate the readers about the work on the OpenID for Verifiable Credentials (OpenID4VC) specifications family. It addresses use-cases referred to as Self-Sovereign Identity, Decentralized Identity, or User-Centric […]


2022 OpenID Foundation Kim Cameron Award Recipients Announced

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the first cohort of awardees for inaugural launch of the Kim Cameron Award Program. We first must thank the many well-qualified applicants who presented compelling interest in user-centric identity.  The Foundation anticipates future opportunities for similar awards. The Foundation also thanks our partners; […]


Announcing the 2022 OpenID Foundation Kim Cameron Award

Overview The OpenID Foundation Board has resolve to begin the OpenID Foundation Kim Cameron Award Program in May 2022. Increasing representation from young people’s who’ve demonstrated an interest in subjects consistent with the OpenID Foundation Mission, to lead the global community in creating identity standards that are secure, interoperable, and […]


Registration Open for OpenID Foundation Hybrid Workshop at Google – Monday, April 25, 2022

Workshop Overview OpenID Foundation Workshops provide technical insight and influence on current digital identity standards while offering a collaborative platform to openly address current trends and market opportunities. This OpenID Foundation Workshop includes a number of presentations focused on 2022 key initiatives for the Foundation as well as updates on […]


OpenID Foundation Publishes Whitepaper on Open Banking

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to share its new whitepaper, “Open Banking, Open Data and Financial-Grade APIs”. The paper documents the international movement towards Open Banking, Open Finance, and secure, consent driven access to all user data. It describes the OpenID Foundation and in particular the Financial-Grade API (FAPI) Working Group’s […]


Introducing the Global Assured Identity Network (GAIN) Proof of Concept Community Group

The OpenID Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Assured Identity Network (GAIN) Proof of Concept Community Group, which aims to test the technical hypotheses underlying the “GAIN Digital Trust” white paper. Back in September 2021, more than 150 co-authors called for the creation of a globally […]


2022 OpenID Foundation Board Election Results

Thank you to all members who voted in the 2022 elections for representatives to the OpenID Foundation Board of Directors. As per the Foundation’s bylaws, three individual board members represent the membership and the community at large. Nat Sakimura and John Bradley both have one year remaining on their two-year […]


Announcing the 2022 OpenID Foundation Individual Community Board Member Election

The OpenID Foundation plays an important role in the interoperability of Internet identity.  This is to announce the OpenID Foundation individual community board member 2022 election schedule. Those elected will help determine the role the Foundation plays in facilitating the development and adoption of open identity standards as well as the […]


eKYC & Identity Assurance Interop Event Update

The eKYC and Identity Assurance (eKYC & IDA) working group is developing extensions to OpenID Connect that standardize the communication of assured identity information, i.e., verified claims along with trust framework and assurance level as well as information about how and when the verification was done. The core of that […]