What are the components of Verifiable Credentials?

There are 3 main components of Verifiable Credentials:

  1. Credential Metadata: A credential metadata consists of credential identifier and information to describe the properties of the credentials, such as certificate ID. It is cryptographically signed by an issuer.

  2. Claim: A claim is an assertion made about a subject. It describes a quality or qualities, property or properties of a subject which establish its existence and uniqueness, such as vaccination details, government IDs etc.

  3. Proof: A proof provides the information about the issuer of verifiable credentials,proving the authenticity of the issued credentials, such as issuer details, date of issue, time stamp, signature, etc

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