Users identify themselves while maintaining control over the storage and management of their personal data.
Infrastructure that gives people enough confidence in its operations to carry through with transactions such as payments or the issue ofcertificates.
Conduct transactions in knowledge that each party has the capacity to enter into that transaction.
Records are written and stored permanently j without the possibility of modification.
Removal of the need for a central controlling authority to manage transactions or keep records.
The ability of parties to transact directly with each other without the need for mediating third parties.