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Re: What are VCs similar to?

From: Henry Story <henry.story@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 13:01:51 +0200
Cc: "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-Id: <44CB4D8D-5BCB-421C-9C9E-6DDF519DE163@gmail.com>
To: "Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web)" <mwherman@parallelspace.net>


> On 23. Aug 2021, at 11:49, Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net> wrote:
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> 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?

X509 Certificates (with 40 years of tech improvements added to them).

A Verifiable Claim is just a signed content, and the big leap of VC stack is that
it is built on well defined, open, extensible logics. 

Henry

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