Digital Credentials vs Verifiable Credentials

Digital CredentialsVerifiable Credentials

A digital credential is a digital representation of a qualification, achievement, or other form of evidence of learning or experience. It can be used to demonstrate a person's skills, knowledge, and achievements.

A verifiable credential is a type of digital credential that is designed to be shared and verified in a secure and decentralized manner. These are issued by trusted entities & include cryptographic proof that they have not been tampered with.

Digital credentials are not always verifiable. They may be issued in a format that is difficult to verify, such as a PDF or image file.

Verifiable credential includes a digital signature that enables anyone to verify its authenticity and integrity.

Digital credentials may be shareable, but they are often tied to a specific platform or system thus make it difficult to share across the platforms.

Verifiable credentials can be easily shared and verified across different platforms and systems, making them highly interoperable.

Digital credentials may be vulnerable to fraud or tampering. Thus, there are high chances of forgery and documentation fraud.

Verifiable credentials, on the other hand, are designed to be secure and tamper-proof, using cryptographic methods to ensure their authenticity.

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