The importance of digital identities continues to increase day by day. Identities that keep up with the developing and digitalizing world have also been included in the digital transformation. It is now very easy to see that digital systems and digital identities will become an important part of our lives in the coming years of the digitalization process. These systems provide us many advantages and make our lives easier.
Unlike traditional identities, digital identities provide the opportunity to host a wide variety of information about you. These identities allow much different information to be kept digitally and securely, from the information of the identity holders in the government database to the banking records, and can be integrated with our CVs. These technologies also prevent someone else from introducing him/herself as another person and benefiting from the problems in the system. Digital identities continue to be one of the most effective methods to fight against identity theft and fraud. With the features we have mentioned, digital identities are the most secure way to verify who you are.
Digital identities that you create are your representations on the internet. It is also in your hands to have a stronger digital identity. Digital badges and certificates step in at this point. Digital badges, like digital identities, take full advantage of the technology revolution. It allows to prove the skills gained and the experience gained without any shred of doubt. Digital badges, which are much more reliable than physical badges and certificates, work in harmony with your digital identities. By proving the training you have received with your digital badges, you can strengthen your CV, which is integrated into your digital identity, day by day.
Digital badges are not only a document proving your proficiency, but they also play an important role in strengthening your digital identity by incorporating a lot of information about the education you have received. The fact that many big companies such as Google and IBM adding digital badges and certificates to their programs show us important signals of the change to come.
Developing verification systems also make digital identity processes faster and more reliable. Blockchain-based systems, for example, make it very difficult to manipulate and change data about someone. Blockchain technology protects you against fraud and secures your identity. At the same time, this technology can store and protect your information without the need for extra authority and at no cost due to its decentralized structure. It gives them control of your system information into your own hands and does not need a third party or institution. The use of blockchain technology in fields such as finance and banking and its inclusion in our daily lives are the most significant indicators of the importance digitalization will have.
Although these identities are now the perfect complement to conventional identities, they are likely to completely replace physical identities in the coming years. For this and many other reasons, it seems that it will be very important to develop our digital identities and to support them with digital certificates and digital badges.
Arda Helvacılar is the Chief Executive Officer at Sertifier Inc. with a mission to design a world where every individual is able to promote themselves. Arda used to be a serial entrepreneur with a chain of fails with 4 different startups in 2 years and now he is an ed-tech enthusiast who is willing to assess and scale learning at any stage. He loves detective books and war history.