Whereas most existing identity concepts are centralized and individualistic, Intersectional Social Identity (XID) solutions embody human identities’ social and multi-dimensional characteristics. XID makes use of three central primitives:
- Each participant has a digital journal listing all their identifying information. (Only that individual has access to the complete set of data in that store.)
- For each input X in their digital journal, each participant also stores the set of other participants who also keep copies of X.
- Each participant stores a degree of credit. They are willing to offer other participants credit as “social collateral” to credibility their identity statements.