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Building trusted bridges

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts ~ Arnold Bennett

Rip and replace of existing technology with something new and different is not a path to success in an enterprise setting. How can the DID/VC ecosystem bootstrap from what exists already?

Attestation patterns

A design pattern should only be applied when the flexibility it affords is actually needed. ~ Erich Gamma

The W3C Verifiable Credentials Data Model provides a great deal of flexibility when it comes to making verified attestations. Some thoughts on a couple of common attestation patterns …

Credentialing of education

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn ~ Albert Einstein

A four-year university degree. Community college. Bootcamps. Certifications. It is critical to never stop learning over a lifetime, but the ability to attest to the skills and knowledge gained in a portable and interoperable manner remains a challenge. Some pointers and thoughts …

Digital vaccination records

Don't try and re-invent the wheel - Just work on making it better than anyone else ~ John Muir

Easy to use presentation of authoritative digital vaccination records will become critical going forward. Some pointers to relevant information on authoritative sources and some considerations for technical implementers.


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