There are several technologies that help make Verifiable Credentials a reality.
The projects below are “open source”: software code that is publicly available for others to use and modify. Open source technology advances more quickly, has increased security, delivers more value at lower cost, and is more reliable.
Open source projects for Verifiable Credentials include:
- Aries Cloud Agent Python (ACA-Py): a toolkit for storing and using Verifiable Credentials that adhere to worldwide standards
- Traction Accelerator API: an accelerator API for Hyperledger Aries, which enables your organization to participate in the digital trust ecosystem as an issuer, holder, and/or verifier.
- Business Partner Agent: software run by an organization for issuing, holding, and verifying VCs. (See how it works (YouTube) in the mining scenario.)
- Aries Verifiable Credentials Registry (Aries VCR): the foundation of OrgBook, and a template for creating Verifiable Credentials for organizations
- Aries VCR Issuer Controller: a template for becoming an OrgBook issuer, whether it’s OrgBook BC or another OrgBook
- Issuer Kit and Verifier Kit: two Proofs of Concept for implementing Verifiable Credentials for People
- Aries Agent Test Harness: a set of tests that help make sure all the parts of Aries are working together correctly
- Indy SDK and Indy Node: the blockchain / distributed ledger layer of Verifiable Credentials