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Re: What are VCs similar to?

From: Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin <snorre@diwala.io>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 12:50:06 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE8zwO0cipem2nQBop6CiLZGOHG-6=mDYC7zPPQWb7-aCokiNQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Cc: "Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web)" <mwherman@parallelspace.net>, "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Nice suggestion Steve!

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 12:14 PM Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> Mob: 0410 437854
>
> 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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