Issue, verify, and revoke identity credentials for users and devices using open standards defined by the W3C.
The Hedera Consensus Service, using the open DID specification developed by the W3C DID working group, offers developers building on Hedera the ability to manage credentials through their lifecycle in a secure, standards-based and privacy respecting manner.
Applications issuing credentials to an end user, as well as every event in the credential’s lifecycle, are recorded on Hedera. When a credential is presented to an application or business, supporting information is securely retrieved to either validate or lookup related identity information.
Hedera joined W3C as a member organization and has registered a DID Method to the W3C Credentials Community Group’s Decentralized Identifier (DID) registry. W3C is an international community where member organizations, W3C staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards with an overall mission of leading the Web to its full potential.
The Hedera ecosystem offers supportive grant programs and accelerators for decentralized identity and privacy-preserving applications.
Transparent access and true ownership of credentials ushers in new ways to interact with applications. Understand how to make it possible with these helpful resources.
Whether you’re a developer, HBAR enthusiast, or web3 application user, here’s how to get started with Hedera.