The 4Ps of Decentralized Identity

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Much of the focus surrounding Decentralized Identity and Verifiable Credentials technology focuses on the way in which distributed ledgers enable trust between parties online. Decentralized identity is an open-standards based identity framework that uses digital identifiers and verifiable credentials that are self-owned, independent, and enable trusted data exchange. Verifiable Credentials are identity claims, or attestations, like proof […]

What is Decentralized Identity? Why is it important?

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Decentralized Identity is a trust framework in which identifiers, such as user names and passwords, can be replaced with credentials that are self-owned and enable verification using blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Organizations (know as Issuers) can then issue Verifiable Credentials to individuals (known as Holders) which can be presented and verified by other individuals […]

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