What is an on-chain DID?


An on-chain DID is a decentralized identifier (DID) that has been anchored on the KILT blockchain.

A decentralized identifier is a unique set of numbers and letters that uniquely identifies an identity (as, for example, a fingerprint does for a person) in a verifiable, decentralized way.

For example, 

did:kilt:light:014sxSYXakw1ZXBymzT9t3Yw91mUaqKST5bFUEjGEpvkTuckar


A DID can be used for people, machines, services and anything that identities can be built on.