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Re: Monetization of credentials

From: Mike Lodder <mike.lodder@evernym.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 10:50:13 -0600
Message-ID: <CABW+ph8XYz_N7LOUQw4xcdA-6846d3SwTbTPNuCxj05-5oxVhw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Carlos Bruguera <cbruguera@gmail.com>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Sovrin is currently working on what's called premium credentials where an
issuer expects to be paid for signing a credential. Similar to paying for a
drivers license or passport.
A relying party could also pay a credential holder to share information in
his credential. There are other cases as well that Sovrin is looking at. I
will try to find out if they have a paper on the subject that I can post
I think its not unreasonable to include monetization and verifiable
credentials and I expect it to be more common than not.

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 11:07 PM, Carlos Bruguera <cbruguera@gmail.com>

> Hello group,
> A subject in which I'm very interested in is the potential models for
> monetization of verifiable credentials. I think it's not too farfetched to
> envision that there might be use cases where the issuance, sharing or
> verification of credentials is subject to some sort of monetary dynamics,
> without sacrificing any of the attributes that make DID and VC
> decentralized.
> I've seen this subject being touched a few times, but probably nothing too
> concrete as a discussion subject. Does anyone have any particular views or
> pointers with regard to this topic?
> Appreciated beforehand.
> Carlos

Mike Lodder
Senior Crypto Engineer
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:50:37 UTC

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