Cowcerts standards

The cowcerts standards provide a specification for JSON-based data models to issue digitally verifiable credentials like educational certificates.

To do so, we leverage the work of:

  • JSON as the open and widely-known data interchange format
  • JSON Linked Data to define the meaning of JSON fields
  • JSON Schema to ensure JSON documents fulfill the specification structure

…and other standards depending on the use case.


We are now focused on educational digital certificates which contain the same information as the current analogic academic certificates, but providing all the advantages of digital technologies, including digital signatures and cutting edge blockchain technologies too.

List of standards

Below you will find the specifications for the standards we’re developing:


Please, feel free to contact us with your ideas and feedback to the following
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