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Re: What are VCs similar to?

From: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 20:12:08 +1000
Message-Id: <B96D92C7-34C0-436A-9F93-8EF3E4C7492D@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
To: "Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web)" <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
The chip in your e-passport is the analogy I’ve been most successful with 

An issuer gives it to you.
You carry it around and show to whom you choose
The verifier can check its integrity without contacting the issuer 

“A VC is like the chip in your passport - bit for any document type”

So far the best analogy I’ve found.  Policy makers say “ah, I see”…

Steven Capell
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> On 23 Aug 2021, at 7:51 pm, Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net> wrote:
> If you assume a simple definition of a Verifiable Credentials platform as a set of data models and protocols for creating and verifying verifiable data packets and their exchange between 2 or more software agents (don't get hung up on the specific wording), what existing protocols/platform standards, in your mind, are the most similar to VCs (at a top-level)?
> - DNS?
> - TCP packets?
> - SOAP messages?
> - something else?
> Michael Herman
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