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Re: Monetization of credentials

From: Carlos Bruguera <cbruguera@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:49:58 +0700
Message-ID: <CAJrRL-Fm2d2RLzf-26dH=29pU8jFNN7ETN-vVRccZGbYq3cy0w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mike Lodder <mike.lodder@evernym.com>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Thanks for your reply, Mike. I'm looking forward to know and discuss all of
these ideas in the field, since given the rise of cryptocurrency, it's a
reasonable opportunity for the making of a secure and convenient (and as
automated as possible) market for identity credentials.


On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 11:50 PM, Mike Lodder <mike.lodder@evernym.com>

> 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
> here.
> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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 Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:50:59 UTC

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