Patterns of Distinction

Remaking Credentials

As we move from a world of discrete paper repositories to a world of interconnected digital systems, we need official records that are natively digital to reap the full benefits of electronic exchange.

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Hosted ≠ Verified

Credentials hosted on an institution’s domain may be convenient, but hosting alone is not sufficient to provide security, reliability, or longevity for recipients and verifiers.

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The term ownership means the act, state, or right of possessing something. For digital records, this requires control of private keys, for both issuers and recipients.

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The modern concept of skill and ability evolved from the ancient unit of financial measurement. Today, blockchains are unifying these concepts into a new forms of functional of social currency.

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