W3BB: Self-Sovereign Identity, Decentralized Identifiers, and Verifiable Credentials

January 18, 2022, 11:27AM EST

• 12 min read

Quick Take

  • In the “Web3 Building Blocks” (W3BB) series, we dive into the mechanics and developments behind major areas of Web3 as part of a larger effort toward a general categorization system of Web3
  • Here, we look at three interrelated concepts about digital identity: self-sovereign identities (SSIs), decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials (VCs)
  • We also discuss their relationships with organizations and governance in web3, connecting this piece to the one prior

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