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Make any document tamper-proof with Verifiable Credentials
What is dock.io?
Dock provides a range of tools incorporating blockchain technology that enables businesses and developers to create verifiable credentials. The Dock Wallet is powered by blockchain technology and enables people to fully own and manage their decentralized identity. We strongly recommend that users backup their Dock Wallet to a secure location to ensure their data and cryptocurrency tokens are safe in case their device is lost, damaged, or stolen.
End document fraud and reduce verifications to seconds
Dock makes any document you issue fraud-proof and allows your stakeholders to instantly and securely verify their authenticity in seconds - making expensive manual verifications disappear.
Verify a document’s authenticity before you can count to 3
In today's digital world, it's too easy for people to fake digital documents. Once you issue a document and it leaves your system, you lose control of what others do with it. To make matters worse, traditional verification processes are broken. Verifying a document's authenticity is costly, time-consuming and inefficient. But now you can take back control. All your documents can now be fraud-proof and instantly verifiable.
The Dock Mission
Today, vast amounts of data are online and new information is being added at an estimated rate of 1.145 trillion MB every day! However, so much of this information is unverified, meaning that the originating source of the data is unknown and therefore it isn’t possible to know if it is trustworthy and reputable. Dock was created to address this problem and use cutting-edge technology to ensure the data source can be known and guaranteed (verified). In essence, Dock empowers lives through verifiable data by enabling organizations and individuals to create and share verified data.
Problems with Data Management and Digital Identity
Physical and digital documents are easy to forge and this is a growing problem around the world. Certificate fraud can cause injuries, company liabilities, and even death when unqualified people work in fields such as medicine or engineering. Fake diplomas alone are a billion-dollar industry and supply chain fraud is rampant. Centralized recordkeeping and old systems make it easy for data manipulation without anyone else knowing.With centralized and federated digital identity systems (like using a Google account to sign in), people don’t fully own and control their identities and their information is vulnerable to privacy breaches. People’s data is often shared to other parties without their knowledge and someone’s user account can be removed by the provider anytime.
The Solution - Verifiable Credentials with Dock
Dock can solve all of these problems with game-changing Verifiable Credentials and decentralized identity technology. We enable organizations to efficiently issue fraud-proof Verifiable Credentials and to confirm their validity instantly. Dock Certs provides a user-friendly, intuitive, and no-code platform to make it easy to issue, verify, revoke, and manage Verifiable Credentials. The Certs API allows companies to issue Verifiable Credentials from their existing system and allows easy integration for developers. Individuals can fully own and control their digital identity by using decentralized identifiers (DIDs). DIDs allow individuals to securely manage and share their verified data while preventing data tracking. No party can take away their DIDs.
The Dock Evolution
We originally built solutions for developers and technical teams to issue Verifiable Credentials from their own applications with Certs API. But we kept getting requests from organizations with little to no technical resources to have a no-code solution to issue Verifiable Credentials, which is why we created Dock Certs. We are continuously adding features to the Dock Wallet app, Dock Certs, and Certs API to provide more capabilities and smoother integrations.
A Swiss non-profit Association dedicated to overseeing the network’s roadmap, establishing and providing ongoing governance, overseeing the promotion of the network and also driving its adoption.
The team behind Dock is working on developing the technology and driving marketing, business development and operations to fulfill Dock’s vision. We are a fully distributed team united on a mission.
How has the vision evolved?
Dock was founded with a mission to solve inefficiencies in existing data solutions: untrusted and inaccurate information, data silos and gatekeepers, incompatibilities, and lack of control for users. We started with a data exchange protocol, allowing users to control data sharing with apps and sources. While promising we found a more optimal method of addressing our vision through R&D and working with participants and partners. In order for us to make the largest impact we need to connect with the source of data at its point of creation to ensure integrity and interoperability.
What is a digital credential?
A credential represents important data about an individual: work experiences, skills, certificates, degrees, course completion, learnings, achievements and more which ultimately lead to capabilities.
Why is blockchain needed for credentials?
Using a blockchain creates substantial efficiencies that aren't otherwise possible. Verification: a blockchain enables a credential to be instantly verified independent of any organization, which is otherwise not possible. Ownership: a blockchain provides data ownership to organization and/or individuals. Security: data is secure, tamper-proof and independent of any organization.
Why is Dock building its own blockchain and not using Ethereum, Bitcoin or others?
Initially, Ethereum was the only viable option for us because decentralization was vital and we need the ability to program application logic. Ethereum has constraints, from scaling to block size to gas fees. It wasn't possible to create a scalable solution and waiting for Ethereum 2.0 with many unknowns wasn't an option.
What is the Dock token and why is it needed?
A token is required to create economic incentives for the network to operate autonomously and similar to the reasons we chose to build our own blockchain vs using Ethereum or an existing chain, we can create a much more optimal, efficient and user-friendly system by customizing economics for our specific needs and network.