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LF Research publishes actionable and decision-useful insights into open source software, hardware, standards, and data based on empirical research methodologies. Through leveraging community networks, project databases, surveys, and qualitative findings, and through its commitment to best practices in primary research, Linux Foundation Research is the definitive home for data-driven insights into open source for the benefit of governments, enterprises, and society at large.

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Linux Foundation Research set out to understand how the open source community has advanced the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), conducting a comprehensive study of the LF’s diverse portfolio of projects.




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Why the World Needs an Open Source Digital Wallet Right Now

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Our physical wallets are quickly becoming digitized to support the transfer of digital assets, from currency to concert tickets. Creating hundreds of different digital wallets causes a vendor lock-in which leads to a lack of interoperability and functionality amongst services. Meanwhile, the fragmentation of their design and development means that the security of these wallets is not always as strong as it could be.

The Open Wallet Foundation (OWF) was formed to support the development of wallets that are portable, secure, and that anyone can use on any device, with any operating system, for any app or service, and with any currency. This whitepaper traces the origins of digital wallets, the opportunities and obstacles in this area of development, and where the OWF comes in. 

Author: Gordon Graham
With a foreword by Daniel Goldscheider, Founder, OpenWallet Foundation

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