Verifiable Credentials Aren’t Credentials. And They’re Not Verifiable In the Way You Might Think.

Timothy Ruff
Jun 26, 2021

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: