When the blockchain is properly used as a decentralized verification network, it offers the ability to unlock the power of digital records by making them trustworthy and instantly verifiable anywhere in the world. Improperly used, the blockchain becomes an unnecessarily cumbersome technical layer. So let’s ask the right questions.
All of this means that Blockcerts is the safest way to issue digital records that leverage a blockchain for decentralized verification. Using this standard means that your resulting digital records can be read anywhere, will be instantly verifiable — regardless which blockchain you choose.
ents can rec…d everyone who issues, receives, or verifies the records has to become part of the network somehow. With Blockcerts, institutions can issue, recipients can receive, and relying parties can verify digital records without having to buy tokens, run a node, or become “members” of a network. You don’t even have to know what a blockchain is to use Blockcerts. It’s designed to be as open and easy as possible.
It’s time for a change. The maturity of the web, mobile, and now blockchain networks have come together to make it possible for people to own their official records in a digital format that can be shared peer-to-peer and instantly verified anywhere in the world.
ne …r own identity records without paying rent to central authorities for transmission or verification. Instead, people can receive their records once, then share them online or directly with third parties like employers whenever needed. Even if vendors or institutions cease to exist, people never lose the ability to use their official records and prove their identity.
Simply using “blockchain technology” isn’t enough. It is the size and security of the decentralized network that creates the value. New systems create the greatest value when they empower people with recipient ownership, vendor independence, permanence, and privacy.
While everyone has their eyes fixed on blockchain technology, I look towards Lightning. Lightning is the TCP/IP stack of Bitcoin. Lightning is where we will transact on. Lightning is where everything will be built on. Lightning is what will power and enable our applications and additional protocols and layers. With this said, what is to become of the main Bitcoin blockchain? It will and should remain a decen…
s adoption. We k…organizations to implement learner- and worker-empowering digital credentialing solutions at scale. We believe that making open standards available in secure, supported, and convenient enterprise applications is critical for standards adoption. We know others will do the same and actively encourage an open access core to these common pursuits…