Verifiable credentials and cryptographically strong wallets can prove the origin of a subject’s important claims and prove the claims are in the right hands when presented. But verifiable credentials don’t verify themselves.

Scalable arrangements must be put in place so that the economic users of credentials recognise and trust the origins, or else wallets just contain empty promises.

This presentation, a recapitulation of our presentation ot FIDO Authenticate 2003 in October, details the global “infostructure” needed so data wallets can authenticate any data about anything.