The Digital Credential Consortium (DCC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 2018 by leading universities with expertise in the design of verifiable digital credentials. Among the founding member universities of the Consortium are Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Harvard University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Tecnológico De Monterrey (Mexico), TU Munich (Germany), UC Berkeley (USA), University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and University of Toronto (Canada).
Prof. Carlos Delgado Kloos, CertiDigital coordinator, participated in the “Digital Credentials Community Call” organized by the DCC on January 27, 2022. This session was attended by CDD members and other external guests. In his presentation “Credentialing initiatives in Spain” he explained the European perspective related to digital credentials and microcredentials, as well as the objectives and program of the CertiDigital project, which is already taking its first steps.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) also participated in this session presenting LACChain, the global alliance integrated by different actors of the blockchain environment, led by the Innovation Lab of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Lab) for the development of the blockchain ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Interesting documents about the projects being developed by the Consortium’s universities can be accessed on the DCC website, such as the white paper “Building the digital credential infrastructure for the future“. The paper lays out the design principles of the system architecture and serves as a basis for the development of reference implementations, software libraries and deployment prototypes by participating universities. It also describes the technology decisions being discussed by the Consortium, the tradeoffs involved, and the status of their current thinking.