CreatorCredentials will develop a user-centric digital identity management framework specifically designed for the cultural and creative communities. This includes a software application that can be used by media organisations to issue verifiable credentials to creators and other rightsholders. CreatorCredentials will increase the trustworthiness of declarations and claims to digital media content online.

The app will be based on new and upcoming ISO and W3C standards for decentralised content identification (ISCC), decentralised identifiers (DIDs), and verifiable credentials (VCs). It will be aligned with European regulations on digital identity, data privacy, and copyright, ensuring that all credentials issued and verified adhere to industry regulations and safeguard self-sovereign control over user data.

The app will be developed as an open-sourced, dockerized service that can be installed on premise by media organisations. It will facilitate the onboarding process, mutual authentication, and verification of credential issuers and creators. The app will support the creation and issuance of a variety of credential types and subjects, tailored to the specific needs of the various media sectors.

CreatorCredentials will establish a new role for public entities and organisations in digital media publishing. By extending the state-of-the-art in digital identities to the cultural and creative communities and solving existing real-world problems, the project aims to provide new and highly innovative software solutions for credential issuers and future trust services.


Sabine Richly

Sabine Richly (MBA) is a lawyer with a focus on media and copyright law, particularly in the context of EU regulations

Alen Horvat

Dr. Alen Horvat is an IT solutions architect with a focus on blockchain, SSI, and cryptography.

Sebastian Posth

Sebastian Posth is an entrepreneur and consultant in the cultural and creative industries.


Posth Werk BV

Posth Werk offers strategic consulting services with a focus on digital innovation and web3, corporate digital development, and product and project management, providing competence in implementing tailored solutions for media organisations.