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The Swiss Army knife was designed for survival in the wild if it were the only tool available to you.
 
The Swiss Army knife was designed for survival in the wild if it were the only tool available to you.
 
* It was wildly popular and sold or copied throughout the world.
 
* It was wildly popular and sold or copied throughout the world.
* The Swiss Army knife is not used to fix a car our build a house if there are a purpose build tools available.
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* The Swiss Army knife is not used to fix a car our build a house if there are a purpose built tools available.
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The [[Verifiable Credential]] spec was created to allow [[Verifiable Credential]]s to fill any identify function.
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* They were not designed to build industrial small identifier solutions.
  
 
==Solutions==
 
==Solutions==

Revision as of 12:22, 14 May 2021

Full Title or Meme

A Verifiable Credential is a standard means for moving a claim between trust domains or federations. But since is it a data model and not a data format or protocol, it cannot delivery on that goal.

Contest

  • The Verifiable Credential was the first of a series of proposed standards to enable Self-Sovereign Identity by enabling the packaging of user identity information that can be verified by the receiver.
  • The Verifiable Presentation is create in response to a request from a Verifier which is known here as a Relying Party.

Problems

The Verifiable Credential is a Swiss Army knife

The Swiss Army knife was designed for survival in the wild if it were the only tool available to you.

  • It was wildly popular and sold or copied throughout the world.
  • The Swiss Army knife is not used to fix a car our build a house if there are a purpose built tools available.

The Verifiable Credential spec was created to allow Verifiable Credentials to fill any identify function.

  • They were not designed to build industrial small identifier solutions.

Solutions

interoperability

  • This Evernym atricle seems to be saying both that it does not exist and it is right around the corner. (2020-12-21)

References

  • This was one of the highlights from XXXI Internet Identity workshop:(IIW) presentation by Timothy Ruff (https://lnkd.in/gXDRGMy).