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PyDentity: A playground for education and experimentation with the hyperledger verifiable information exchange platform

Abramson, Will; Papadopoulos, Pavlos; Pitropakis, Nikolaos; Buchanan, William J.

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Will Abramson



Abstract

PyDentity lowers the entry barrier for parties interested in experimenting with the Hyperledger’s verifiable information exchange platform. It enables educators, developers and researchers to configure and initialise a set of actors easily as associated Hyperledger Aries agents. This allows them to focus on writing domain-specific business logic within a Jupyter notebook interface for each actor. Through this, actors can be customised to determine their connections with others, the messages they send, and how they respond to messages they received. This simple architecture allows for fast iteration and detailed exploration of the possible interactions and use cases that this platform supports. Additionally, notebooks can easily be made self-documenting and easily replicated by multiple parties. PyDentity has already been used in several research and education projects.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 25, 2021
Online Publication Date Jul 1, 2021
Publication Date 2021-08
Deposit Date Jul 3, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jun 27, 2023
Journal Software Impacts
Electronic ISSN 2665-9638
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Article Number 100101
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpa.2021.100101
Keywords PyDentity; Decentralised identifiers; Verifiable credentials; Hyperledger aries
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2784618

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