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Re: @id

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:54:57 -0500
To: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <588BF9F1.6050107@digitalbazaar.com>
On 01/27/2017 01:25 AM, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> The @id for the credential should be capable of being version
> controlled and/or held universally somewhere, particularly if the
> original was deleted for some reason; ie; passport.

Blockchain-based IDs support this sort of functionality.

Verifiable Claims are identifier agnostic, which means they support the
above.

> A person who seeks refugees status is not supported by the officials
> of their country, who have issued an order to delete any context
> to/of their existence.

Correct.

> A country who may provide asylum needs data.

Correct.

> Usecase 2: an official seeks to create "alternative facts" (version 
> control / predicates, et al.)
> 
> Inspector should be able to see both alongside info about editors.

Verifiable Claims operates on an open world assumption. Any sort of
claim can be made, and the maker of that claim can be shown alongside
all claims, which enables all inspectors of claims to be fully aware of
who said what and when via cryptographic proofs (digital signatures on
the claims).

-- manu

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