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Zilliqa Announces NextID as Official Digital Certification Provider; NextCert™ to feature in Education & Marketing Campaigns
- NextID’s blockchain- verifiable certificates will incentivise engagement and formalise Zilliqa’s skill development courses
- Zilliqa to join NextID’s global network of trusted verifiers under the W3C Verifiable Credentials and DID specifications
We are pleased to share that Zilliqa has partnered with NextID, the Singapore-based digital identity management specialist. As our official blockchain-verifiable certification issuance provider, NextID’s web-based certificate and collectible issuance service NextCert™ will be utilised across ZILHive educational workshops with IHLs (Institutions of Higher Learning), vocational courses and upcoming marketing or fundraising campaigns.
An evangelist of the W3C’s Verifiable Credentials and DID standards, NextID promotes adoption of decentralised identity using open standards. Identity attributes, so-called ‘decentralised identifiers’ are signed with public keys and anchored to the blockchain. Claims about individual achievements take the form of attestations, created by an issuer and granted to one or more recipients. These attestations are also encrypted and anchored to the blockchain. Together, these mechanisms provide proof of identity, ownership and authorship for myriad business use cases.
NextID’s certificate issuance application known as NextCert™ enables issuers to routinely publish attestations in the form of digital certificates. These are produced in batch, at a reduced gas rate, making it a cost-effective option for those looking to migrate to digital certificates. The new service is implemented using open standards and is available today as a cloud-based service. NextID uses MTCS Level 3 cloud security certification, which is the standard for Singapore government data. NextCert ™ is in the process of obtaining ISO 27001 certification for information security, and SOC 2/3 service process standards.
Bill Claxton, Founder and CEO, NextID said: “Cryptography alone is not enough to build trust in certificates and credentials. It will take broad adoption by enterprises ...
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