[Beta] Introducing Digital Credentials - Powered by Certivate (coming soon!)

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    Kingsley Tan

    Please Note: Currently in beta testing accessible by Gametize HQ and Channel Partners only, we're working on Phase 2, set to launch in February 2024. Phase 2 will bring more customization options, including logo, signature, and custom templates, to provide an even more comprehensive digital credential solution.

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    Kingsley Tan

    Technology Behind Certivate - OpenAttestation

    What is OpenAttestation?

    OpenAttestation is an open-source framework for creating and verifying tamper-proof digital documents on the blockchain. It uses blockchain to ensure the integrity and authenticity of documents, making them verifiable anywhere without the need for a centralized database.

    Why does Certivate use the ethr DID method?

    A DID (Decentralized Identifier) method provides a way to create and manage digital identities on the blockchain. It's crucial for ensuring user control over personal information. The ethr DID method, based on the Ethereum blockchain, offers a balance of security, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, suitable for digital credentials.

    How are digital credentials issued and verified in Certivate?

    In Certivate, digital credentials are issued and verified using a secure, blockchain-based process. When a credential is created, an unique cryptographic hash of its data is generated. This hash, a digital fingerprint, is then recorded on the blockchain, ensuring that the credential's integrity is permanently logged in an immutable manner.

    For verification, the credential presented is rehashed and checked against the original hash on the blockchain. If the hashes match, the credential is confirmed as authentic and unchanged; if not, it indicates tampering, and the credential fails the verification process. This method ensures a robust, tamper-proof system for maintaining the authenticity of digital credentials.

    Can Certivate's digital credentials be revoked?

    Yes, credentials can be revoked, enhancing control and security. The issuer has explicitly published a notice of revocation for this certificate and it is no longer a valid certificate.

    What happens if I modify the Certificates file?

    If a certificate is altered, it will not pass the validation process and will be flagged as tampered.

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    Data Privacy

    Is my personal data safe on the blockchain when using Certivate?

    Yes, your personal data is safe. Certivate uses a process where only a hash of your certificate is published on the blockchain, not the actual personal or academic details. This hash is a unique, non-reversible digital fingerprint of the certificate, ensuring that no personal information can be derived from the blockchain. The actual personal data is managed and protected off-chain by Certivate, maintaining data privacy and security.

    Is this safe to use? Can't anyone just copy my certificate file and pass off as me?

    Certivate ensures safety and security against unauthorized duplication of certificates. Each certificate generates a unique, non-reversible digital hash that is stored on the blockchain. This means that even if someone copies the certificate file, it cannot be passed off as the original since the copied certificate's hash will not match the original's blockchain record.

    Additionally, the verification processes in Certivate require checking the certificate against its specific blockchain entry, making it easy to identify and reject any fraudulent copies. Furthermore, certificates are tied to the issuer's identity, ensuring that any unauthorized copies lack legitimacy. Hence, while physical copying of the certificate is possible, successfully passing it off as authentic is highly unlikely due to these robust verification mechanisms.

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