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RE: What are VCs similar to?

From: Joosten, H.J.M. (Rieks) <rieks.joosten@tno.nl>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 12:49:02 +0000
To: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>, Henry Story <henry.story@gmail.com>
CC: "Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web)" <mwherman@parallelspace.net>, "public-credentials (public-credentials@w3.org)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f7ed55a8432c4f04831bf5e7f026c710@tno.nl>
Business/policy audience might well understand 'certificate', 'diploma', 'passport', '50 euro bill', as all of them
- state claims about someone/something;
- come with assurances that it hasn't been tampered with (and we all know nothing is 100% sure)
- they all have a signature (that is presumably) of the issuing party;
- the bearing document may have lots of other features (that can be verified) that make it more difficult to forge.
VCs do precisely this, but then in the electronic realm.

I find these to be a more precise analogy to VCs than a chip in a passport, because the chip has functionalities that you can have it execute, which is not the case with a VC (or a 'paper' equivalent).


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