Anonymous Credentialing Systems

Credential systems enable users to obtain credentials from organizations and demonstrate possession of these credentials. There are three types of players in a basic credential system: users, organizations and verifiers. Such systems are made up of protocols for a user to join the system, register with an organization, obtain multi-show credentials and show such credentials. Anonymous credential systems allow users to authenticate themselves while still protecting their privacy. This article takes a look at the advantages and disadvantages of credential systems and anonymous credential [...]

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