What does ‘decentralized’ mean?

December 8, 2018

Sovrin is described as “decentralized” because there is no central authority to register with to actually use the Network. The only information on the ledger is public information like decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and all other information remains off. This allows a verifier to determine who issued the credential presented to them, what combination of information it should contain (the schema), and if it has been tampered with or revoked.The public ledger allows identity holders privacy, security, and control of their data while the verifier can trust the credentials they are presented.

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