Your career wallet is a simple, reliable, and private way to manage an up-to-date professional profile and share it with third parties when needed.
The career wallet is built on top of Velocity Network™, a global public utility layer known as the Internet of Careers®, offering one frictionless experience to exchange trusted career records, designed for the digital age.
The career wallet allows you to stack proofs of your employment history, educational background, skills, and qualifications, in order to build your own verifiable professional profile and store it privately on your cellular device. You can share your profile with third parties as evidence of your professional background.
The nature of this game-changing Network is that it requires employers, institutions, and other organizations to connect in order for all parties, including yourself, to fully utilize the benefits of the career wallet. This is a process that will take time.
Android devices have an automatic backup service (similar to Apple’s iCloud) that automatically backs up items such as your device settings, approved Wi-Fi networks, and application data to Google Drive. This backup service is free of charge and doesn't impact the storage capacity of your Google Drive account.
Google's backup service is part of every Android phone. Some device manufacturers, like Samsung, provide their own solutions. If you own a Galaxy device, you can use one or both services -- it never hurts to have a backup of a backup.
By default, Google's backup service should be turned on when you initially set up your Android device, but you should double-check to make sure. If you have any difficulty locating the backup settings after following the steps below, use the search function in the Device Settings to locate "backup."
If you routinely back up your Apple device, you'll automatically have a copy of your career wallet data to restore in the event your device is ever replaced, upgraded, lost, or damaged.
To ensure that your device is set to automatically back up the data, go to Settings and tap your name at the top. Then tap iCloud and iCloud Backup and make sure the toggle button is on. For earlier versions, you may find this in Settings under iCloud and then Backup. Once on, your apps and data will automatically be backed up to iCloud when the phone is connected to power, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi or cellular.
The career wallet allows you to stack proofs of your employment history, educational background, skills, and qualifications, collectively to build your verifiable professional profile and store it privately on your device.
We call these proofs Career Credentials. Each credential pertains to a singular qualification, achievement, personal quality, or any other aspect of your career and professional track record. Examples of credentials include academic degrees, employment records, vocational licenses, certifications, demonstrated skills, etc.
The authority to issue your credentials belongs to third parties you’ve engaged with throughout your professional path. These might include past employers, universities, assessment centers, or industry societies (any one of which is an example of an Issuer).
When issuing your credentials, the Issuer adds their digital signature to it, making it verifiable.
Once you’ve claimed credentials from an Issuer, they will be privately stored on your device in the career wallet. When you decide to share those credentials with a third party, they will be able to inspect the Issuer’s digital signature (referenced above) to verify the credentials’ authenticity, ensuring they can be trusted. These third parties are called Relying Parties.
This rich verifiable career identity, enabled through the career wallets built on top of Velocity Network™, represents the ‘Great Transformer’ of the global labor market we’ve been waiting for. It will radically change the way people navigate their careers and livelihoods, putting them back in control of their private career records and enabling them to access better career opportunities. The nature of this game-changing Network is that it requires employers, institutions, and other organizations to connect in order for all parties, including yourself, to fully utilize the benefits of the career wallet. This is a process that will take time.
To be able to issue credentials to your career wallet, the relevant Issuers will need to be connected to Velocity Network™. You can locate them on your career wallet Issuers directory and initiate a peer-to-peer connection to claim your credentials. Some Issuers may offer your credentials as part of your engagement with them without your having had to initiate the process. This may happen, for example, when you complete a course, earn your vocational license, go through skills assessment, etc. In this instance, they will inform you how to receive your credential to your wallet.
Once your career wallet has established a secured, encrypted peer-to-peer connection with an Issuer, that Issuer will present you with the credentials they offer to issue. These are only offers. You must select the credentials you wish to have issued to you, accept the Issuer’s terms and conditions, and only then will those credentials you selected from the Offered Credentials list be digitally signed by the Issuer and issued to your career wallet.
Any offers you haven’t selected remain on the Issuer’s systems for as long as the Issuer retains this information.
As increasing numbers of Issuers connect to Velocity Network™, there may still be cases in which the Issuer you’re looking for is not connected yet. In this circumstance, we suggest you add a self-reported credential.
Self-reported credentials are essentially placeholders for verifiable credentials you wish to add to your professional profile but the Issuer is not utilizing Velocity Network™ yet. They appear and behave like verifiable credentials but are clearly referenced as being reported by you and not by the respective authority who can verify them.
Adding self-reported credentials to your professional profile allows you to share a complete professional identity with third parties, with some of the information being verifiable and some not yet. In time, you will be able to stack more verifiable credentials to your career wallet, enabling your professional profile to be fully trusted by the third parties you elect to share it with.
You can also start a self-reporting process directly from one of the credential categories in the Profile tab of the career wallet. Open the applicable category, tap on the “+” icon, and select “Self-Report". The remaining steps of the process are as listed above.
To view which types of credentials you can add to your wallet, tap the “+” icon in the upper right corner of the app.
As part of building your professional profile, you need to add the types of credentials to your wallet that best reflect your professional identity.
Your professional profile should include your employment history, educational background, skills, licenses, certifications, qualifications, and any other career achievements.
Verified email addresses and phone numbers are used for identifying oneself with an Issuer system when claiming credentials, as well as with a Relying Party when sharing credentials.
Identity credentials are used for identifying oneself with an Issuer’s system when claiming credentials as well as with a Relying Party when sharing credentials.
Your information is private. Only you as the holder of your device have access to it.
The unique thing about the career wallet is that the information stored on it is private and not accessible to anyone but you. Only you hold it, in your own personal career wallet, on your own Device, and only you decide who can “see” it, when, and what they are able to “see”.
Only when you decide to share credentials with a third party (e.g., prospective employer, a school you apply to, etc.), will a copy of the credentials you select for sharing travel on a peer-to-peer connection to the third party you chose to share it with.
The unique thing about the career wallet is that the information stored on it is private and not accessible to anyone but you. Only when you decide to share your credentials with a third party will a copy of the credentials you’ve selected to share travel on a peer-to-peer connection to the selected third party. These 3rd parties are called Relying Parties.
You can share your credentials with any organization, even if they are not connected to Velocity Network™.
Organizations that are connected to Velocity Network™ can request credentials from you. Once you receive a request, you can choose which credentials to share, if any.
To share a credential with a third party, tap the share icon at the top right. Select the credentials you'd like to share and tap Share at the bottom. You can then choose to share via a link or a QR code by copying the link/code and sending it via email, SMS, LinkedIn message, etc.
They can then choose to verify it using the Velocity Network Foundation® verification website.
All your disclosure events are logged in your career wallet.
You will be able to find information on your past disclosure activity by tapping on the “Disclosures” tab at the bottom of the screen in the app.
For each disclosure, you will be able to see the identity of the third party you shared your credentials with, which credentials were shared, and the terms and conditions agreed to between you and the third party governing the disclosure.
You can share your verifiable credentials directly from your career wallet to LinkedIn as a post or add them to your profile under Licenses and Certifications.
Please note: You cannot share self-reported credentials to LinkedIn.
If you don't have that section in your LinkedIn profile, you can add it by going to your LinkedIn profile and clicking Add profile section under your profile photo (or Add section from the LinkedIn app) and selecting Licenses & Certifications.
To share on LinkedIn, open the credential you’d like to share and tap the top right menu (the icon with the three dots) and select Share to LinkedIn. This will open a small window where you can choose to add it to your profile or share it to your feed. You can also edit the Optional Message field. When you're done, click Share and wait for the confirmation that your post has been shared to LinkedIn.
If an organization is connected to Velocity Network™, they’ll be able to request that you disclose your credentials, in which case you can choose which credentials, if any, you’d like to share. These requests may include a link for you to click or a QR code you’ll need to scan. Both methods will connect your career wallet to the organization via a secured, encrypted peer-to-peer connection. The organization’s disclosure request will appear on your device and will list specific credentials the organization would like you to disclose. This list will usually reflect the nature of your current engagement with the organization.
The disclosure request will also state the purpose for which your personal data is being requested and the duration that it will be retained, as well as any applicable terms and conditions pertaining to the disclosure.
The disclosure request represents essentially a binding agreement between you and the organization that protects your rights as you choose to share private data.
Your career wallet will present the verifiable and self-reported credentials that match the disclosure request and you can de-select any you do not wish to disclose. Once you’ve selected/de-selected the credentials, you will need to accept the terms and conditions of the disclosure request and click the Share button.
A copy of the credentials you’ve chosen to share will travel via the secured, encrypted peer-to-peer connection to the organization’s systems.
Alternatively, you can click the Cancel button and choose to ignore the disclosure request. In this case, no credentials will be shared.
You can only share verifiable credentials to LinkedIn. If you're on a self-reported credential, the share option will not be available.
No. The wallet uses a LinkedIn API to share credentials with your account and cannot access or make changes to your account.
Credentials are stored on the verification server for 6 months. They can be verified within that timeframe with whomever you shared the credential with. A notification will be sent to you a week before it expires and you can choose to extend its storage on the server for another six months. You can also remove it at any time by revoking it from your career wallet.
Tap the Disclosures tab, select the disclosed credential you'd like removed from the verification server and tap Revoke.
If you revoked your credential or it expired (it’s been six months since you shared it/extended the share), it is no longer on the verification server. You can simply re-share it and generate a new link and QR code from your career wallet.
Try again. In most cases, the issue is with the systems on the receiving side.
If you back up your device, you'll have a backed-up copy of your career wallet data to use in case your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged.
When you set up your new device, your career wallet will be restored from the backup with all your credentials on it.
Contact the Issuer directly to report that the credential they have offered has incorrect information on it.
They should be able to offer you a new credential once they have rectified the data error on their system.
This means that the data the Issuer has relating to you does not support the issuing of a credential.
Contact the Issuer directly to discuss what can be done in this situation.
Contact the Issuer directly to report that the credential they have offered has incorrect information on it.
They should be able to offer you a new credential once they have rectified the data on their system, after which the credential with the incorrect data will be revoked and a new credential will be offered.
It means that the Issuer has concluded you are no longer eligible for the credential and revoked it. If you attempt to share the revoked credential with a Relying Party, it will be flagged as revoked when they try to verify it.
Contact the Issuer directly to understand why they have revoked the credential.
Some credentials are time-limited (i.e., licenses, work permits, etc.). Contact the Issuer directly to inquire if you are eligible for to renew you credential. Renewal involves issuing a new credential with valid dates.
Velocity Network™ is built to be the world’s network for verifiable and trusted career credentials, designed for the digital age.
It’s governed by a nonprofit foundation, set out to put people back in control and build a globally accessible, trustworthy utility layer that will underlie the global labor markets. Participants in the Network are all equal, adhering to the same protocols. The Network belongs to no one and is run by its members. It is essentially the Internet of Careers®.
It’s powered by blockchain technology, making it trusted, private, and effortless for people to take ownership of their verifiable career credentials, choose whether to share them, and decide how that data is used by others.
At the same time, organizations will be able to rely on trusted, immutable, and verifiable applicant, candidate, employee, and student data, seamlessly and cost-effectively eliminating hiring risks, boosting productivity, improving employee and student experiences, and achieving regulatory compliance.
Velocity Network™ is governed by Velocity Network Foundation®, a collaborative, democratic, and non-profit organization. Its members include diverse labor market stakeholders, global leaders from HR and EdTech, nonprofit and multilateral organizations, employers, and educational institutions. All members participate in the democratic governance framework. Participants in the Network are all equal, adhering to the same protocols. The Network belongs to no one and is run by its members.
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Velocity Network Foundation® is a global, cooperative, nonprofit organization established to: govern the use of Velocity Network™ by all involved parties, continuously build the rulebook (a common framework that ensures operational consistency and legal clarity for every transaction), promote global adoption and support among stakeholders and constituents, guide the development of the decentralized protocols, and support research and development of applications and associated services, fostering a community of open-source developers.
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Our career wallet app implements a self-sovereign identity solution in which you are in complete control of your Credentials and data. These are stored only on your device and backed up to the cloud storage service you select. You have sole ownership and control over your data, it is not accessible to anyone but you until you elect to share it. When you decide to share credentials with a third party, a copy of any credentials you select to share will travel on a peer-to-peer connection to the third party you share it with.
The Velocity blockchain ledger is not used to store any personal data but only proofs required for supporting verifiable credentials. It will also be used to record a credential as revoked in the event that the Issuer decides to revoke it.
Note: Although the use of the wallet is free, some Issuers may charge for issuing your credential (just as some schools will charge you for sending your transcript). This arrangement is between you and the Issuer.
Your credentials and data are protected by your device’s user authentication mechanisms.
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