* This is essential to allow earners to prove the authenticity and validity of their badges. Badges can also have expiry dates, allowing organizations to issue badges for skills which are only valid for a set period of time.
* The OBI provides the channel for this verification to happen through the Backpack, by communicating with the issuer.
* The issuer must be online to verify badges. (We are exploring a cache to cover verification for a set amount of time).
* Verification is typically carried out by displayers, who should not display a badge that cannot be verified.