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What is a digital identity?

What is a digital identity?

Digital identities have been a reality for several years, and are already quite widely used, especially on the web. However, they remain an obscure concept for a large number of people. Is a digital identity the same as the identity of a physical person? What is its purpose, how can you trust it, and how …

What is a student wallet?

What is a student wallet?

The digitization of a growing number of diplomas and certifications in the form of verifiable credentials begs the question of how will we be able to share, store and secure such digital documents. This is where the concept of a virtual “student wallet” comes into play, that is a digital wallet for students, designed not …

Verifiable Credentials, wherever, whenever

Verifiable Credentials, wherever, whenever

The digital age demands we identify ourselves on a variety of digital platforms, using more or less efficient, but fallible password presentation systems. Adding to this need is the digitalization of any type of document relating to our identities, such as a valid passport, driving license, qualification, certificate, university student card, university degree diploma, and …

Blockchain: how do “verifiable credentials” work?

Blockchain: how do “verifiable credentials” work?

In the era of digital identities, everyone has official documents that need to be digitized and regularly consulted. However, they are far too rarely actually verified. In this context, in order to prevent fraud and guarantee the authenticity of these kinds of specific documents, also called “digital credentials”, an international standard of “verifiable credentials” has …

What are Verifiable Credentials? Definition and use cases

What are Verifiable Credentials? Definition and use cases

Have you ever wondered whether you could digitize your identity? Well, your “official” identity that is. Everyone has a series of documents or certificates issued by official bodies, attesting to their identity, qualifications and skills in relation to administrative bodies, the state, or any other type of institution.  Collectively, these documents are increasingly referred to …

EBSI: blockchain’s importance in Europe

EBSI: blockchain’s importance in Europe

In the news almost every day, the digital transformation of society is quickly gathering pace across economic sectors, and in the management of our daily lives. Aware of the digital opportunities, but also the risks, Europe has begun to invest in blockchain technology and solutions, in order to guarantee the data security of its citizens. …

Verifiable credentials on the EBSI blockchain: everything you need to know about fr.EBSI project

Verifiable credentials on the EBSI blockchain: everything you need to know about fr.EBSI project

Not familiar with the EBSI or fr.EBSI acronyms? Not sure what a Verifiable Credential is? Step by step, let’s discover the French governmental project fr.EBSI and its deliverables. The players of the fr.EBSI project The fr.EBSI project is a winner of the CEF Telecom 2020-FR-IA-0099 European call. This is the French governmental project within the …

Blockchain, the new skills passport?

Blockchain, the new skills passport?

Companies’ current recruitment processes still favor qualifications over competences, since the latter are more difficult to verify. While a diploma or certification attests to a level acquired and validated at a given moment, it may not be an accurate snapshot of that same person’s skills a few years later. However today soft and hard skills …

Digital diploma : what are the advantages?

Digital diploma : what are the advantages?

Every day, more and more sectors are taking a keener interest in the paperless office and storing credentials and records in a secure electronic space on the blockchain. The world of education is certainly no exception. Blockchain technology is now offering a revolutionary new way for academic, learning and training institutions, like Ifocop, to issue …