Last summer I published a 3-part series about the similarities between verifiable credentials (VCs) and physical shipping containers:

Part 1: Verifiable Credentials Aren’t Credentials. They’re Containers.

Part 2: Like Shipping Containers, Verifiable Credentials Will Economically Transform the World

Part 3: How Verifiable Credentials Bridge Trust Domains

The similarities have only become more apparent, and important, now that VCs are rapidly growing in global adoption. So it’s time for an update, including some history behind the VC name and why “verifiable” is also problematic.

It can be found at my new blog location: https://credentialmaster.com/verifiable-credentials-arent-credentials-theyre-containers/

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On June 3, 2021 a significant thing happened for SSI (self-sovereign identity): The European Union announced a plan for an EU-wide digital wallet that would support drivers licenses, tax filings, opening bank accounts, prescriptions, academic achievements, seamless travel experiences and proving one’s age to enter a nightclub, among many other possibilities.*

It’s easily the biggest thing to ever happen to SSI, and arguably the biggest to ever happen to identity generally, digital or otherwise.

Read more at my new blog location, here: https://credentialmaster.com/the-eu-announcement-is-the-biggest-ever-in-ssi/

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