8. Verifiable Credentials (VCs) | Part I

We explain Verifiable Credentials (VCs) within SSI, comparing them to physical documents such as identity documents or driver’s licenses. These digital credentials can be issued to individuals, businesses, or organizations to prove specific identities or qualifications.

Additionally, VCs can detail the subject’s information, the issuing authority, the type of credential, specific attributes, evidence of issuance, and usage restrictions. It is important to emphasize that the veracity of a verifiable credential depends on trust in the issuing entity, not just on digital verification.