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Will Badges be currency?

Whether or not badges are accepted as a trustworthy and legitimate pieces of evidence is not guaranteed. Either the badge is sponsored by a well-known name (or person), or the badge currency builds trust over time. The trust and meaning of a badge would largely come from the endorser and a trust and status economy may emerge, much in the way an ‘Amazon reputation’ is trusted as users of the system register their confidence. Whether or not employers would welcome online badges, it is probably too early to say, nevertheless, ‘employers’ come in all shapes and sizes, as does ‘work’ – whether salaried or freelance.

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