Patterns of Distinction
Learning Machine wins DHS Grant to align Blockcerts with the W3C specifications for Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identifiers.
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.
A Passport to Greater Opportunity
Verifiable digital credentials are a critical component of addressing global workforce challenges related to education and mobility — all while following the principles of Good ID.
Badges and Blockcerts
In education and workforce development, it’s important to understand the differences between digital credential formats and how to combine them for greatest impact.
Summary of MIT and Learning Machine co-presenting verifiable digital credentials at EDUCAUSE 2018 in Denver Colorado.
A framework for organizing the categories of digital identity and an analysis of where disruptive innovation is most likely to succeed.
Top-down initiatives to reconstruct entire sectors like digital identity are too brittle to succeed. Flexible systems require a different mindset.
Why Use a Blockchain?
Blockchains offer a new public infrastructure for verifying credentials in a manner far more durable, secure, and convenient than relying upon a single authority.
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.
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.