Authentication for Everything: How to Make Good on the Promise of Digital Wallets

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Verifiable credentials and cryptographically strong wallets can prove the origin of a subject’s important claims and prove the claims are in the right hands when presented. But verifiable credentials don’t verify themselves. Scalable arrangements must be put in place so that the economic users of credentials recognize and trust the origins, or else wallets just contain empty promises. This presentation details the global “infostructure” needed so data wallets can authenticate any data about anything.